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sauerkraut ball,s ,appetizers

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Mary R Morris
Western Grove, AR

I was given this recipe before Christmas ,by my brother's girl friend.She got it off another site ,but could not remember the site.I made these at New Years..They are wonderful.I put them together , the day before ,and chilled them.I covered them with plastic wrap.Then I rolled them in the flour and egg wash ,and bread crumbs, and fried them,it cut down on my work time.I will make them again for Super Bowl....

(3 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For sauerkraut ball,s ,appetizers

  • 1/2 pound of bulk pork sausage (i used jimmy dean)
  • 1/4 cup of finely chopped onion (i minced mine)
  • 1-16 ounce can of good sauerkraut
  • 2 tablespoons of fine dry bread crumbs
  • 4 oz of cream cheese -softened
  • 2-tablespoons of fresh snipped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon sweet -hot mustard
  • dash of garlic salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • cooking oil for deep frying

How To Make sauerkraut ball,s ,appetizers

  • 1
    1-In a large skillet,cook sausage and onion untill sausage is brown,breaking sausage into small pieces.
  • 2
    2-Drain sauerkraut,pressing out as much liquid as possible.In a large mixing bowl,combine the sauerkraut ,sausage mixture,the two tablespoons brread crumbs,the cream cheese,parsely,mustard,garlic salt.and pepper..COVER AND CHILL for at least 3 hours and up to four hours..
  • 3
    3-Put flour in a shallow container.In another shallow container,beat eggs and water untill combined.Put bread crumbs in a 3rd shallow container.
  • 4
    4-Using about 2 tablespoons for each ,shape sauerkraut mixture into balls.Roll balls in flour ,then in egg mixture,then in bread crumbs..Fry a few at a time in deep ,hot cooking oil.(365 degrees)for about 2 minutes or untill brown.Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and ;drain on paper towels,may be kept warm in 275 degree oven.....
  • 5
    Personal Note:::::You can shape the sauerkraut balls as above.Then cover and chill for up to 24 hours.Then prepare them for frying .