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spicy sauerkraut balls

(1 rating)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Patricia Hanson
The Villages, FL

This was one of my mother's favorite appetizers. She brought them to a lot of family get-togethers and they were always a hit. I use Bob Evans or Jimmy Dean Hot sausage, but you could use just the regular sausage.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

With a spicy, creamy inside and a crusty shell, this appetizer really packs a punch of great flavor. These would be fabulous at any party... football, game night, even at a holiday party.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For spicy sauerkraut balls

  • 1 lb
    hot sausage, crumbled
  • 1 lg
    onion, chopped
  • 14 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 14 oz
    canned sauerkraut, drained well
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 clove
    minced garlic
  • 1 lg
  • 1 c
  • bread crumbs

How To Make spicy sauerkraut balls

Test Kitchen Tips
We used about 1/2 cup bread crumbs in the mix and 3 1/2 cups to roll the balls in.
  • 1
    Saute minced garlic. Fry sausage and onion. Drain off fat.
  • 2
    Place in a bowl and add cream cheese and drained sauerkraut.
  • 3
    Add enough breadcrumbs to hold together. Roll into small balls.
  • 4
    Whip egg and milk together. Dip balls into flour, then into egg mixture, then into breadcrumbs, Deep fry until brown.