Posted for New Years celebration. Combining pork & Sauerkraut to bring you a year filled with good luck.
I grew up in NE Ohio and these are favorite in that area
1lb Sausage (bulk ground)
½ Onion Sweet type chopped
1 Cup Sauerkraut (drained)
4 oz Cream Cheese
1 Egg, Beaten slightly
1 Tbsp Flour
1 tsp Dry Mustard
1 tsp Cilantro (Dried Flakes)
¼ tsp Celery Seed
Ground Black Pepper
2 Cups Milk
3 Eggs beaten slightly
2 Cups Dried Bread Crumbs
Oil for frying
In a skillet Brown the sausage and onions breaking up the sausage as it cooks.
Drain any grease. Add Sauerkraut, Cream Cheese, Egg, Flour, Mustard, Celery Seed, Salt & Pepper. Combine well.
Roll in 1 inch balls. Place on cookie sheet and place in freezer until partially frozen
In a bowl combine the milk and eggs. In a second bowl place the dry Bread Crumbs. Dip each ball into the milk/egg liquid mixture, and then roll in the bread crumbs to coat.
Deep Fry or skillet fry, in oil, the balls about 5 minutes.
Serve skewered with a toothpick as an appetizer, with your favorite dipping sauce.