Prep 30 mins
Cook 25 mins
Found online; posted by Hey Hey Bar and Grill, German Village in Columbus, Ohio. Posting for ZWT6 (Germany) Prep/cooing time does not include time needed to chill the sausage mixture.
- 1⁄2 lb sausage, bulk
- 1⁄4 cup onion (chopped)
- 1 (16 ounce) can sauerkraut
- 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs (fine, dry)
- 4 ounces cream cheese (softened)
- 2 tablespoons parsley (finely snipped)
- 1 tablespoon sweet-hot mustard
- 1 dash garlic salt
- 1 dash pepper
- 1⁄3-1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1⁄3-1⁄2 cup fine dry breadcrumb
- cooking oil, for deep fat frying
- In a large skillet, cook sausage and onion until sausage is brown, breaking sausage into small pieces; drain fat.
- Drain sauerkrat, pressing out as much liquid as possible.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine sauerkraut, sausage mixture, the 2 tablespoons bread crumbs, cream cheese, parsley, mustard, garlic salt, and pepper.
- Cover and chill several hours or overnight.
- Put flour in a shallow container.
- In another shallow container, beat eggs and water until combined.
- Put bread crumbs in a third container.
- 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 fat (365 degrees) for about 2 minutes or until brown.
- Remove from fat with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
- Transfer to a baking sheet with sides; keep warm in a 275 degree oven Makes 24 to 30 balls.
Thanks Hey Hey! I have tried those wonderful sauerkraut balls at the eponymous bar many years ago and have very fond memories. I was a little worried the recipe wouldn't be
I made these for DH...so I cut the recipe in half...he loved the flavor but wasn't pleased with the texture...I think he thought they would be more firm...like meatballs...but he did enjoy his dinner I served them with a side of mustard and potato pancakes with applesauce...thanks for posting! :)
I can't believe no body has rated this yet. I've been making this recipe for years! It is the most requested appetizer I make. Everybody seems to shy away from sauerkraut but you've got to taste these! I first had these at the Oak Park Grill in Mansfield in the 80's (where I'm from). Make sure you rinse, drain & chop the sauerkraut finely.don't add salt (salty enough). I was surprised to see them here on recipezaar but glad. Now these wonderful sauerkraut balls can find a home. Thanx for posting Azparzych. (When were you in Mansfield)? lol