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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!

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princess buttercup January 21, 2003

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.

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Laudee September 20, 2002

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.

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Zetty66 October 20, 2008

These made up fast and disappeared fast! My picky, HATES sauerkraut teenage daughter loved these! I mixed mayonnaise and sweet hot mustard for the dipping sauce. I also used Panko bread crumbs which made the outside extra crispy and light. These are fast, cheap and delicious - definitely a keeper recipe!

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MizDottie December 23, 2012

I found this for my oktoberfest party. I did a dummy run, doing the recipe as it was and it was good. For the party I roughly doubled all the spices, probably more for the caraway seeds and I added freshly grated parmesan - maybe 2 tablespoons. I also used a combination of fresh and dried breadcrumbs. And they were really great - both the flavour and the texture I thought had some real wow factor. Everyone enjoyed them a lot.

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kezga February 25, 2012

We were going to an Oktoberfest birthday party so I needed something hardy and reminded me of fall. My mom is from the Czech Republic so we grew up on saurkraut and potato meals.<br/>When I saw these I had to give them a try. They were great! My husband was a little leary of trying them but once my daughter ate one and said "oh my God" those are great he had to try one as well. They were a big hit at the party. My husband made a special concoction of mustards as a dipping sauce. They are a lot of work and messy to make but it was worth the mess!

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bdaniele October 20, 2013

Everyone in the family loved these! Picky little girl didn't even know there was sauerkraut in them! ;) May make them a tad smaller next time for more crunch. Had all ingredients on hand too. Went great with our homemade sausage. Excellent dipped in mustard, ranch, bbq sauce, or ketchup or just plain! thanks sharing!!

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Chef GreanEyes April 17, 2013

These are great. I make them every year for New Years. My husband and I think they are awesome. Love the crispness on the outside and creaminess of the potatoes on the inside. The kids even eat them.

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jlowens January 15, 2012

These were very nice. thanks

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Laureen in B.C. March 02, 2011

Loved these little balls. I made half a recipe for the two of us and only had two leftover by the time DH was finished. I put my potatoes through a ricer instead of mashing and was very quick. Very filling and went great with Pork Schnitzel.

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German Sauerkraut and Potato Balls