Pork Geschnetzeltes with Gnocchi

The cleaning company came in yesterday and was I impressed!  They remade the bed, put dishes in the dishwasher, cleaned that rib pan, the oven, changed all linens, put in a new supply of paper products, swept, mopped and dusted.  I wonder if we can have this same weekly service when we move to a house…  I want it.

In every Stuttgart grocery store I’ve visited so far, I’ve seen packages of “geschnetzeltes”,  marinated pork or veal strips, sometimes with raw sliced onions included in the package.  I was curious so I took one without the onions, knowing that I could add some at home.  Because these strips were already marinated, I had to go to the internet to find the usual ingredients for the marinade to include in the recipe.  After that, I improvised.   Even before :)

“I want to go home now!  I don’t speak German!  And those red squirrels are scary!” Poor Quincy.

This dish reminded me of the goulash my mother used to make.  I decided to substitute Greek yogurt for the German sour cream because I had Greek yogurt in the refrigerator and I like Greek yogurt.  I found some very good quality, hand made, fresh gnocchi in a store I don’t really like but will go there again to buy the gnocchi :)  I browned the gnocchi in Irish butter before topping them with the geschnetzeltes and a sprinkle of fresh thyme. This was good.  You could plow a field or two with oxen after eating this.

Pork Geschnetzeltes with Gnocchi

1 lb pork tenderloin, cut into strips

1 small onion, thinly sliced

2 garlic cloves, slivered

Salt and pepper

1 tbsp paprika

1 tsp dried thyme leaves

1 tbsp tomato paste

2 tbsp olive oil

3/4 cup chicken broth

1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped

1 cup Greek yogurt

Cooked gnocchi

Fresh thyme leaves

Mix the pork, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, thyme leaves, tomato paste and 1 tbsp of olive oil together.  Marinate in the refrigerator overnight or at least for 4 hours.

Fry the pork mixture in the remaining tablespoon of olive oil until just cooked.  Add the broth and tomatoes, bring to a boil and simmer for about 20-25 minutes.  Stir in the yogurt and cook for a minute or two.

Ladle over gnocchi and sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves.

Beverage suggestion:  Cote du Rhone

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39 Responses to Pork Geschnetzeltes with Gnocchi

  1. This looks sooooo goooood!!!

  2. The food you’re preparing is a perfect union of nations, unlike the United Nations. Talk to Angela.

  3. Jon says:

    I love geschnetzeltes!

  4. Jon says:

    You know, I’m not sure. Pan-germanic? Good eats in any case!

  5. cecilia says:

    Poor Puss. Maybe he got some left overs.. this looks so tasty and i love gnocchi, i miss the fresh stuff.. c

  6. Mad Dog says:

    “You could plow a field or two with oxen after eating this.” That’s probably what keeps your cleaning company going – feed them some of your food and they might come and do your house for free ;-)
    It sounds very good too!

  7. Tessa says:

    I’ve never had geschnetzeltes before. Looks and sounds delicious! Next time I visit the German restaurant in town I will look for it.

  8. If I had a dish.. I could plow the snow off my driveway! If only!

  9. I haven’t heard of this before but it looks really good. I’ll have to ask my friend about this. Or make it to surprise her. :)

  10. Beautiful looking dish – found your photo on Food Gawker. Would love to try it!

  11. I love discovering delicious dishes like this. I have been wanting to make pumpkin gnocchi so this inspires me further. Last time I popped in you were in France so I’ll have to play catch up and see what transitioned!

    • Long story short : Husband assigned to Stuttgart, Germany. Daughter in boarding school in Alsace. Dog in doggy hotel in France. Cats with me. In temporary apartment waiting for a house while trying to learn enough German to cook :)

  12. Anna says:

    Yummy and comforting!

  13. tonettejoyce says:

    This looks fantastic! I will try this ; you’re bookmarked!

  14. rsmacaalay says:

    Thats a nice sauce for that gnocchi, I hope I can find pre made ones here. I always do mine and it takes a lot of time

  15. I love Geschnetzeltes! Made it many times while living in Germany and still make it often. I make mine with chicken strips, mushrooms, white wine and cream and Spaetzle pasta.

  16. Conor Bofin says:

    Looks lovely. I noticed the Irish butter. I’ll bet it was Kerrygold. We export 15 million packs of it to Germany every week. Very popular. A great friend of mine was deeply involved in the original launching of Kerrygold many, many years ago. He has fantastic tales of the marketing ‘wild west’ that existed back then. He is in his 80s now and goes to the gym every day. Hope I hang on is such good shape.
    Best,
    Conor

    • It was Kerrygold. When I was dithering around in the store trying to guess which German butter would be the best, I saw the Kerrygold and remembered our 6 month evacuation to Ireland. The cream and butter was so rich! So I went for the Kerry :)

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  18. This looks like the perfect meal for the snow you’re having now! Love gnocchi and the pork tenderloin with the herbs, spice, tomato and yogurt…terrific.

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  20. Megan says:

    All I have to say is… Yum.

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