New Year’s Day Pork & Sauerkraut Deviled Eggs

Wow. Thank GOD 2021 is over. In the last year, I’ve moved from Germany back to the United States, sold my first home, found a new job, and managed to get Covid during Christmas. Needless to say, it’s been a busy year. Unfortunately, during that time, I let my egg interests fall to the wayside. But I’m here in 2022, making a resolution to bring more eggs to your life and mine – starting with these New Year’s Day Pork and Sauerkraut Deviled Eggs.

Historically, hailing from Germany, pork and sauerkraut have been viewed as lucky foods to eat in the new year. Pigs root forwards when finding food, never going backwards. Therefore, pork is meant to symbolize moving forward into the new year. Also, pork is rich in fat, which symbolizes prosperity. Which, if that’s the case, I am very prosperous after everything I’ve consumed over the holiday’s.

Sauerkraut is a symbol of wealth – the shreds of cabbage you eat (green like money) will amount to the total wealth you will accumulate this year. So go ahead and start forking that sauerkraut in, as much as you can fit.

So to celebrate wealth, health and forward movement, I’ve created the New Year’s Day Pork and Sauerkraut Deviled Eggs – a delicious snack for the New Year, that will pair perfectly with that leftover champagne.

Ingredients:

  • A dozen hardboiled eggs
  • 4 tbsp light mayo
  • 2 tbsp spicy brown mustard
  • 1/2 cup sauerkraut
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Boneless pork chop

Directions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 375. When at temperature, bake a boneless pork chop for 20 minutes
  • Once done, remove from oven and let cool, then cut into bite size pieces
  • Peel your hardboiled eggs and cut into halves
  • Combine yolks and mayo. Mix together until smooth
  • Fill each egg half with the yolk mix
  • Heat olive oil in pan. Once hot, add sauerkraut and sauté until slightly crispy and brown
  • Remove sauerkraut from heat
  • Top each egg with a piece (or two) of pork chop and a bit of sauerkraut
  • Enjoy!

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