Sauerkraut Balls

Posted for New Years celebration.  Combining pork & Sauerkraut to bring you a year filled with good luck.

Sauerkraut Balls

I grew up in NE Ohio and these are favorite in that area

Rick Beach

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.