Recipe: Pork Saute with Einkorn Wheat Berries and Fermented Cabbage

I’ve been cooking a lot of one skillet meals lately.  Partly because it’s easy to do in the summer when it’s too hot to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.  And partly because this is what I have to cook on when I run out of propane:


Cooking on a two burner electric “warmer” is very slow going, I actually have to turn the dial all the way up to high to get an equivalent temperature to what medium would be on the normal stove-top.   But it does get the job done and we are eating good whole-food at home. 

I’ve been making up a lot of the dishes lately and thought I’d share this one with you.


For stir fry portion:
1/4 head of cabbage
2 small carrots
2 small red potatoes
1 small yellow onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 small pork chops
small bit of parsley, chopped
dried thyme
Fermented cabbage for garnish/side
2 Tbs Tropical Traditions coconut oil
2 Tbs ghee

For Einkorn wheat:
3 cups water
1 1/2 cups Einkorn wheat berries


Bring water to boil then add in the wheat berries.  Cook covered over medium/low heat for approximately 30 to 35 minutes.  Then….

While the ghee and coconut oil are heating in a skillet on medium heat (or in my case ~ high): chop all ingredients into bite-sized pieces, mince garlic & onion and snip parsley with scissors.

Saute onions until translucent.  Add pork pieces, potato and carrots and cook until the pork is done and veggies are about 1/2 done.  Add garlic and cabbage, cover and cook until all are done to your likeness.   Add parsley and a good sprinkling of dried Thyme and cover for a few minutes longer.

Either mix as much of the cooked wheat as you feel necessary into the skillet with everything else, or serve separate topping with the stir fry.

I top mine with Redmond’s Real Salt and 1 to 2 tablespoons of fermented cabbage.  I actually would have also topped it with my fermented carrots & ginger, but we gobbled it all up already. 

This was my first experience with Einkorn Wheat Berries and I have to say they are pretty good just cooked like this.  Honey said they remind him of quinoa.

What kind of one-skillet meals do YOU like to make?



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2 responses to “Recipe: Pork Saute with Einkorn Wheat Berries and Fermented Cabbage

  1. Beverly Dittmer

    All of your posts look great! This one caught my eye because of the pretty photos. That meal looks delicious.

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