Who said they didn't like sauerkraut? C'mere! I got something for ya'! (I'll make you a believer yet!) The dipping sauce I used in the pic is honey mustard, but you could use whatever you like.
- 4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1 small onion, minced
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can sauerkraut, drained and squeezed dry
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt (to taste)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper (to taste)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon caraway seed
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄3 cup breadcrumbs
- additional egg
- additional flour
- additional breadcrumbs
- Place potatoes in a medium sized saucepan and cover with water; salt lightly.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until fork-tender; drain.
- Place potatoes in a large bowl and mash; then allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.
- Stir onions, drained sauerkraut, egg, salt, pepper, caraway, flour, and breadcrumbs into potatoes, forming a thick mixture.
- Pour some flour in a small bowl; do likewise to some bread crumbs.
- Beat 2 eggs in a small bowl also, set aside (Add more egg later if necessary).
- Heat deep fryer or oil (several inches deep in a frying skillet) to a temperature of 350 degrees.
- Take heaping tablespoonfuls of the potato mixture and roll in flour.
- Then coat with egg, then roll in bread crumbs.
- Do the same with several others.
- Fry balls (which should be the size of large meatballs) in small batches for 2-4 minutes or until golden brown.
- Drain on paper toweling, and serve hot.
- Makes 25 extra-large balls, or enough to serve about 6 people.
yummy! made these with (gasp) instant mashed potatoes! I used my ice cream scoop to make large balls. I took them to our "German themed Christmas Dinner" and everyone loved them (we ended up calling them German hush puppies)! Thanks Sue L!
SOOPERB!!!!! What a great way to disguise mashed taters! These little gems are sooooooo good and so easy to throw together. Made these to go with Karen Monahan's "Meat Cakes", #32973. YUM! Cut the ingredients in 1/2 and still had lots of "Balls" to go around! Thanks so much for sharing. Laudee C.
I too cut the recipe in half, made them into appetizer sized balls, and baked them with panko instead of bread crumbs (just what I had). They freeze really well and can just be popped in the toaster oven when needed.