And last but not least, the last recipe from Kayotic Kitchen for this month. These rolls are served on cheesy potatoes...how could you go wrong, right? Honestly, I've never had sauerkraut before (yeah, I know...sheltered, right?). I felt like the concept of the sweet of the apples vs. the sour of the sauerkraut vs. the saltiness of the ham was a good one though, so off we go on a new food adventure for me. lol :) Obviosly with the hope that it works out, or I'm going to have a lot of this to power through before the end of the month. Such is life, eh? You never know till you try! Here we go:
Ham, Sauerkraut, and Apple Rolls (on cheesy potatoes)
8 servings, 501 calories each
- 1 1/2 lb. potatoes, quartered
- 1 lb. sauerkraut
- 2 sweet apples, finely chopped
- 8 ham slices (again, I used the thin sliced Budding meat, so I actually used 4 slices for each roll instead of one of the thicker cut slices, for a total of 32 slices)
- 2 c. grated cheese (I used Boar's Head Chipotle Gouda...yum!)
- 1 1/2 c. milk
- 4 T. flour
- 2 oz. butter
- Seasonings, to taste
Pre-boil the potatoes (I did this in a casserole dish in the microwave...filled dish with water and microwaved 15 minutes on high). Drain and place in the bottom of a baking dish. In a skillet, heat apples on medium high until they start getting tender, then add sauerkraut and seasonings. Turn heat down to low and simmer for about five minutes. Assemble rolls by putting a generous amount of sauerkraut mixture into the center of the ham and rolling it up. Repeat for all 8 rolls (I actually had enough saukerkraut mixture left over for a ninth roll, so I made an extra), and set aside Clean out your skillet (or grab a new one if you're feeling like doing extra dishes). Heat butter over low heat. Sprinkle in flour, and stir constantly over low heat for about 2 minutes. Slowly add milk, continuing to stir constantly. Turn up heat and bring to a boil (still...keeping an eye on it and stirring frequently) till sauce thickens. Turn down heat, stir in cheese, and continue to stir until melted. Spoon half of the sauce over potatoes. Place rolls on top of the potatoes in the baking dish. Spoon the other half of the sauce over rolls. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.
So, as I mentioned earlier, I got an extra roll out of this recipe, and it was, afterall, dinnertime when I finished making this dish, so I had the extra and a few potatoes, and it was quite tasty. I officially like sauerkraut...at least when it's with apples and potatoes chipotle gouda bechamel sauce. lol :) How could you not, really? Anyway, that concludes cooking for this month (unless my Pain au Chocolat actually turns out properly tomorrow, in which case I'll post pictures and a link for the recipe for that. I was going to type it all up, but holy cow baking has a lot of directions, eh?).
Don't be afraid to leave a question or comment! :) I'd love to hear if anyone else tries any of these and how they turn out for you! Enjoy! Oh, and I have to give a shout-out to my biggest fans...this is a pic of my puppies, Lucy and Millie, who sit right in the doorway to the kitchen all day when I'm cooking...they're little goofballs :) Night!