Quick, easy and tasty Kassler chops recipe in South Africa

Quick, easy and tasty Kassler chops recipe in South Africa

With the holiday season approaching, it means more people will be visiting each other every other day. It gets annoying to cook the same recipes, and we all strive to impress our guests. This article, however, helps you cater to all these needs on a budget. The Kassler chops recipes in this article are straightforward to make, and they will not put a dent in your pocket.

Quick, easy and tasty Kassler chops recipes

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Some of the recipes below will guide you on what to serve the Kassler steaks with. That is, for those who want to know 'What should I serve with smoked pork chops.' We also answer with great detail questions such as, 'how do I cook Kassler pork chops?.' Just read to see the goodies we have in store for you.

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Kassler chops with a sweet and spicy glaze

For those who love their meat with veggies, this is the Kassler steak recipe for you. The ingredients are easy to obtain and also have much less work than most steak recipes. It is also healthy because it is a balanced diet. For some nutritional information, Kassler chops calories are 173 per 100 grams.

Serves: 4 people

how to cook kassler chops

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Ingredients

For the meat

  • 4 Kassler Chops
  • 40 grams of ginger
  • 4 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of honey

For the greens

  • 100 grams of green beans
  • 1/2 cabbage
  • 4 courgettes
  • 2 teaspoons of sesame oil
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Method of preparation

For the meat

  1. The first thing is to preheat the oven grill to the standard heating temperature of about 180°C.
  2. Take the honey and mix it with the ginger, add the soy sauce, and stir the mix.
  3. Place the chops on a large oven dish or a glass dish, ensuring that they are not touching each other. Pour the mixed sauce on top of the pork. Turn them around and ensure they are well coated in the sauce.
  4. Grill the chops for 20 minutes.

Pro Tip: While the chops are cooking, it is advisable to baste the meat every 4 minutes. Basting involves spreading more of the sauce while the meat is in the oven. This contributes to flavor and adds crispiness and colour to the surface of your meat.

For the veggies

  1. Ensure you cut off the end of the green beans because they are sturdy and fibrous.
  2. Take the cabbage and chop it into fine slices. Trim the ends of your courgettes and slice them into fine pieces as well.
  3. Choose the amount of olive oil and sesame oil to heat up in the pan on medium heat.
  4. Add all the greens into the pan and fry them for about 6 minutes. This will ensure they are crunchy and nicely tender but not overcooked. Then, season with pepper and salt as well as any other spice.

To serve the meal in a classy way, arrange the greens at the bottom of the plate. Then, take a chop and place it on top of them. If any sauce for Kassler chops remained, you can drizzle it on top and voila!

Kassler chops with apple

The beauty with Kasslers is that it can be eaten with just about anything. For those who love apples, this article shows you how to cook succulent Kassler chops with an apple twist. It only has nine ingredients in total, and the preparation time is about 20 minutes.

Serves: 6 people

Kassler chops recipe

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Ingredients

  • 6 Kassler Chops (preferably smoked pork)
  • 125 ml/ half a cup of white wine
  • 125ml/ half a cup of natural apple juice
  • 2 onions
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 3 large green apples
  • Pepper and salt
  • Oil

Method of preparation

  1. Slice the onions and the garlic cloves. Saute the sliced pieces in a pan until they are soft and golden brown. Remove it from the pan and set aside.
  2. Place then pan back on the fire and put the pork chops in, ensuring that they are browned on both sides. This should take about 4 minutes per side of the chops.
  3. Season the meat with freshly ground black pepper and salt.
  4. Once cooked, place the sauteed onions and garlic back into the pan. Pour half of the apple juice as well as the wine into the pan.
  5. Cover the saucepan, reduce the heat, and bring it to a simmer and let it cook for about 20 minutes until the Kassler chops are nearly done. Ensure you turn them around while they cook.
  6. At this point, the chops should not be ready yet. Add the remaining wine and apple juice as well as the sliced apple pieces. Let it simmer until the apple slices are soft and the meat becomes tender.

You can serve the apple Kassler chops with a side dish of mashed potatoes and greens of your choice. Kassler chops cabbage is a good choice. Garnish with freshly plucked rosemary.

Pan-Fried Kassler Chops with sage and brown butter sauce

This is one of the most straightforward pork neck steak recipes in this article. If you do not have an oven in the house, this is the recipe for you. It gives flavourful, delicious, and tasty Kasslers, which are oozing with flavour.

Serves: 4 people

Kassler chops recipes

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Ingredients

For the meat

  • 4 - 6 Kassler Chops
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Lemons

For the butter

  • 200g / 1 stick of butter
  • Fresh sage leaves

Method of preparation

For the brown butter sauce

  1. Place the butter in a pan and let it melt over medium heat. It will turn brownish after 5 minutes, and this will indicate that it is ready. It will also have a nutty aroma.
  2. Take a handful of the fresh sage leaves and add them to the butter. Leave it to fry with the butter for about half a minute. Remove the pan from the fire and let it sit aside.

For the Kassler chops

  1. Heat the two tablespoons olive oil in a pan over medium heat and let it become sweltering.
  2. Fry the number of chops that can fit in the pan for about 4 minutes per side. Until the pork chops brown nicely on each side. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  3. To serve, place the pork chops on the plate and pour over the butter and sage sauce to make for a tasty meal.

Pro Tip: Kassler chops are known to go well with creamy mushroom sauce and also a honey mustard sauce.

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Sticky smoked pork chops with spiced potatoes

This is for those people who love whipping up creative creations in the kitchen. These pork chops are spicy, fancy, and very easy to make. This pork chop recipe also comes with an explanation on how to make spicy cubed potatoes to go with the scrumptious pork.

Serves: 4 people

How to make Kassler chops recipe in South Africa

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Ingredients

  • 4 Kassler chops
  • A handful of green beans'
  • 600g of potatoes
  • 200ml/ 1 cup of chicken stock
  • 5 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 2 onions
  • 2 tablespoons of wholegrain mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sweet and smoked paprika
  • 4 tablespoons of chutney
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning

Method of preparation

For the potatoes

  1. Peel, cut in cubes or wedges, and boil the potatoes in salty water until they are ready.
  2. Heat the oven to 200°C. Get an oven tray and place the potatoes randomly on it. Sprinkle some oil on it and then pour the paprika and the Italian seasoning over it.
  3. Slightly crush the potatoes and mix them up then let them roast in the oven for about 10-12 minutes.

For the Kassler Chops

  1. As you wait for the potatoes to get ready, place oil in a pan and fry the chops in it for about four minutes until they are golden brown on each side.
  2. Cut up the onions into fine slices, and once the pork chops are off the fire, add the onions and saute them. To the cooked onions, add the four tablespoons of chutney, the two tablespoons of mustard, and chicken stock.
  3. Place the pork back into the pan and let them simmer for 5 minutes. At the time of removal, the sauce should have thickened, and the pork chops should be ready.

Serve the pork chops on the plate with green beans and the spiced up potatoes.

These recipes cover the entire scope of what you need to know when preparing Kassler chops, either for family or for guests. They are easy to make with readily available ingredients, and they taste amazing.

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