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My mom also use makes these. They're wonderful and great for any party. These were even served at my wedding. Thanks for posting this recipe, we had lost it over the years. :)

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Nicole Brummett November 05, 2001

I grew up in Akron, OH and it was a "hot bed" of sauerkraut balls -- even restaurants served them -- now this was back in the late 40s and since we still return to the area, I know that one restaurant still have them on their takeout menu. However, let me say, the commercial ones are not nearly as good as the ones from this recipe! I think the addition of the cream cheese makes the biggest difference. I usually only make one double batch once a year -- it's a fair amount of work and we try to avoid too much fried food -- but these are YUMMY and we will be having them today as it's a tradition to have pork and sauerkraut on New Year's Day for good luck in my family.

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uscolson_8158318 January 01, 2014

I used beer bratwurst instead of sausage, and served them with the honey-mustard sauce from http://www.recipezaar.com/148428. They were delicious, and I would make again. Ingredients list says 2 tsp. bread crumbs and directions say 2 tbsp. I used 2 tbsp. and they came out with perfect texture.

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Columbus Foodie October 29, 2007

I made them exactly as written and they were wonderful. They made 6 large ones but next time I will make them smaller to feed a larger group. I do not care much for sauerkraut and even I fell in love with them. Thanks.

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mstout February 13, 2013

this simply very yam yam! :)

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marhulocka April 04, 2011

This recipe is AMAZING. The whole family loved them. I often will change a recipe to fit my taste, but these were perfect the way they were.

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Blossom in Seattle October 13, 2010

Very good. I deep fried them for 5-7 min until golden brown. Got rave reviews.

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Cul_de_sac_Barbie March 14, 2010

I have made many a time. Delish! Thanks.

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aronsinvest July 24, 2009

Very Very good recipe but i double the sausage from 8 ozs to 1 lb and 8 ozs of cream cheese instead of 3 ozs.

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Chef Craigy April 24, 2009

I was looking for a recipe similar to my Mother in Laws and this one sounded close. I made these on New Year's Eve and served them with “Simple Horseradish Sauce� #201984 They were fabulous!

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Cook4_6 February 24, 2008
Sauerkraut Balls