It is called Szekler Goulash. As kids, we pronounced it as "sea golly ghoulash", although that is not the real Hungarian pronunciation. But when we asked Mom "what's for dinner?" and she'd respond with "sea golly ghoulash" we would know exactly what she meant.
Loosely translated, it is pork & sauerkraut. When Grandma or Mom made it, they used a huge blue enamel dutch oven. But I use my crockpot, and I've tweaked it a little bit... to which I'm sure my grandmother would not hesitate to tell me "then it's not sea golly ghoulash!". But it is. Here's my recipe.
Hungarian "Sea Golly Goulash"
6 thin-cut bone-in pork chops
1 14 1/2 oz. can sauerkraut
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 8 oz. container sour cream
Drain and rinse sauerkraut in a colander. Put into crockpot. Top with chops. Pour tomato sauce over chops; then fill empty sauce can with water and pour that over chops.
Add salt & pepper to taste. (I do not add salt because with the sauerkraut and canned sauce I feel there is already enough salt in there, but add if you like).
Cover & cook on low about 6 hours.
Remove chops to a serving platter. Stir sour cream into the sauerkraut mixture in pot. Heat through. Top chops with sauerkraut.
Serve with mashed potatoes!
That's it! Easy-peasy! Now, with this dish, we always have mashed potatoes. Always!! When the "gravy" from the sauerkraut mixture pools on the plate, and you dip your mashed potatoes in it.... uh!! You're in heaven!
Tonight I have a potato bread going in my bread machine just as a little something extra. Everyone's looking forward to dinner tonight, myself included!
I have announced that Tweezle is the lucky winner of my Big 60 Puzzle book giveaway... congratulations Tweezle, and thanks to all of you who entered!
Tomorrow I will be doing my review of Not A Girl Detective by Susan Kandel. Stay tuned.
Tonight I'm looking forward to the premiere of Life, a beautiful documentary on the Discovery Channel at 8 pm. It runs for 2 hours, which means that I will miss the second installment of HBO's The Pacific, but I know I can catch that on HBO Demand.
Hope everyone has a lovely Sunday evening, and as always, Happy Reading!!