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Apple Braised Pork with Whole Wheat Spatzle

Braising is the ultimate comfort food. This method takes a cheap, tough cut of pork and turns it into a magical stew. You wont believe how simple the spätzle noodles are to make, they're the perfect way to soak up the juices from the pork.


  • Pork

  • 227 g pork shoulders cut in half

  • vegetable oil

  • 2 sliced Onions

  • 6 Slices diced Bacon

  • 2 cups applesauce

  • cups Chicken Broth

  • 2 chopped carrots

  • 0.5 bottle white wine

  • heaped spoonfulls of grain Mustard

  • 2 Bay leaves

  • Salt

  • cracked pepper

  • spätzle

  • 4 Eggs

  • 1 cup Milk

  • 3 cups whole-wheat Flour

  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon Salt

  • Pepper

  • ground Nutmeg

  • 3 tablespoons Butter


  • Pork:

  • 1.

    Place a large Dutch oven or stew pot over medium-high heat with enough oil to coat the bottom.

  • 2.

    Carefully add the pork roast to the hot oil and brown well on all sides.

  • 3.

    Be patient!

  • 4.

    This is the only opportunity you'll have to add the rich flavors of browned meat to the dish before the liquids are added and lower the temperature.

  • 5.

    When the roast is evenly browned set it aside for a few minutes.

  • 6.

    Drain off the fat then add the bacon and onions.

  • 7.

    Cook, stirring frequently until the bacon and onions are nicely browned, about fifteen minutes.

  • spätzle:

  • 1.

    Bring a large pot of salted water to a rapid boil.

  • 2.

    In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk.

  • 3.

    Add the flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and nutmeg and stir vigorously until the mixture forms a smooth elastic batter.

  • 4.

    Using a rubber spatula carefully push the batter through the holes of a colander or the large holes of a box grater into the boiling water.

  • 5.

    The spätzle will cook quickly; you'll know when it's done as the noodles will float! Scoop out with a slotted spoon and set aside.

  • 6.

    Continue in this manner until all of the batter has been cooked.

  • 7.

    Heat the butter in a large non-stick frying pan until it begins to foam.

  • 8.

    Add the spätzle in small batches, frying until golden brown.

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Posted by LS178Report
Where's the rest of the recipe?? How long to cook?
Posted by Jessica134Report
I too cannot see the rest of the recipe and how long to cook??