Looking for a sauerkraut ball recipe

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2007/11/14 21:22:47 (permalink)

Looking for a sauerkraut ball recipe

Big game this weekend (OSU-Michigan). I'm looking to make something different to take to the party. I had saurkraut balls once in a restaurant and really enjoyed them. I have no idea how to make them. One thing that struck me when I had them was that they didn't taste like sauerkraut. Anyone have a good recipe I could use. Thanks. Oh ya......Go Bucks..........
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    Michael Hoffman
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    RE: Looking for a sauerkraut ball recipe 2007/11/14 21:38:22 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by holdem

    Big game this weekend (OSU-Michigan). I'm looking to make something different to take to the party. I had saurkraut balls once in a restaurant and really enjoyed them. I have no idea how to make them. One thing that struck me when I had them was that they didn't taste like sauerkraut. Anyone have a good recipe I could use. Thanks. Oh ya......Go Bucks..........

    SAUERKRAUT BALLS

    2/3 c. minced onion
    2 tbsp. butter
    2 c. each flour and milk
    1/4 c. minced parsley
    1 tsp. each dry mustard and salt
    1 1/2 lbs. ground cooked ham, canned beef or pork, or combination (substitute ground up Bahama Mama's if you want them like Schmidt's)
    1 (1 lb. 11 oz.) can sauerdraut, drained and finely choped
    2 to 3 beaten eggs
    1 1/2 c. fine bread crumbs

    Saute onion in butter until soft. Stir in flour, milk, parsley, mustard and salt. Cook and stir 5 minutes. Mixture will be very thick and gummy. cool. Combine ground meat and sauerkraut and add to flour mixture. Mix thoroughly and adjust seasonings. Chill. Form into 1 1/4 inch balls, dip in egg and roll in bread crumbs. Refrigerate or freeze. Fry in oil or shortening until golden and drain on paper toweling. May be made ahead and preheated in 350 degrees oven. Makes approximately 12 dozen.
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    RE: Looking for a sauerkraut ball recipe 2007/11/14 22:31:15 (permalink)
    First you need to find a rancher that is ready to castrate his spring crop of sauerkraut.

    Cakes

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    RE: Looking for a sauerkraut ball recipe 2007/11/15 21:46:20 (permalink)
    Thanks MH. Do you gring your own ham?
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    RE: Looking for a sauerkraut ball recipe 2007/11/15 22:08:05 (permalink)
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    Thanks MH. Do you gring your own ham?

    Yes. Except, what I use are ham chunks that they sell in packages for use in such things as pea soup.

    I have to admit, I never heard of sauerkraut balls till we moved to Columbus back in 1971. A neighbor served them on a New Year's Eve or New Year's Day -- I can't recall which -- and I loved the things.
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    RE: Looking for a sauerkraut ball recipe 2007/11/15 22:49:45 (permalink)
    Thanks. I had them in a restaurant a few years ago in Port Clinton.
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    RE: Looking for a sauerkraut ball recipe 2008/01/27 23:10:34 (permalink)
    MH do you serve them with any type of sauce?
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    RE: Looking for a sauerkraut ball recipe 2008/01/27 23:22:20 (permalink)
    quote:
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    First you need to find a rancher that is ready to castrate his spring crop of sauerkraut.

    Cakes




    *buries head in hands* mercy...
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    RE: Looking for a sauerkraut ball recipe 2008/01/27 23:31:16 (permalink)
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    MH do you serve them with any type of sauce?

    I don't. And I don't think I've ever seen them served with a sauce.
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    RE: Looking for a sauerkraut ball recipe 2008/01/28 09:49:18 (permalink)
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    MH do you serve them with any type of sauce?


    I Googled around, and found the sauces used are all over the spectrum. Mustard, mustard sauce, sweet and sour sauce, horse radish sauce, and even a Miracle-Whip-based dip.

    I would be inclined to go with the mustard sauce or horse radish sauce.
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    RE: Looking for a sauerkraut ball recipe 2008/01/28 14:51:27 (permalink)
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    quote:
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    MH do you serve them with any type of sauce?


    I Googled around, and found the sauces used are all over the spectrum. Mustard, mustard sauce, sweet and sour sauce, horse radish sauce, and even a Miracle-Whip-based dip.

    I would be inclined to go with the mustard sauce or horse radish sauce.

    Hmm. A horseradish sauce sounds like a great idea. I'll have to try that the next time I make sauerkraut balls.
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    RE: Looking for a sauerkraut ball recipe 2008/01/28 18:56:12 (permalink)
    I have never heard of them. Is that a regional dish?
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    RE: Looking for a sauerkraut ball recipe 2008/01/28 19:25:38 (permalink)
    It was a regional dish for me. I never heard of them before moving to Ohio, and they seem to be very popular around here..
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    RE: Looking for a sauerkraut ball recipe 2008/01/28 19:37:05 (permalink)
    I like the idea of a sauce with them. The sauce that Outback serves with their cocunut shrimp would be very good. I have no idea how to make it though. I would add a little hot sauce with it.

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    RE: Looking for a sauerkraut ball recipe 2008/01/30 15:19:20 (permalink)
    I have a couple of different recipes (being from Mississippi, I never heard of them until I married DH from Springfield OH & a Buckeye alumni) and I usually serve with a good German mustard or a mustard, horseradish, sour cream mixture - not real recipe - just mix it until I get it where I want it, sharp and hot with a little sour zing!
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    RE: Looking for a sauerkraut ball recipe 2008/01/30 15:45:10 (permalink)
    Mader's Reuben Rolls
    3/4 cup Thousand Island dressing
    1/4 cup Dusseldorf mustard
    2 tablespoons wine vinegar
    1 teaspoon plus 1/4 cup minced onion (divided)
    1 teaspoon minced garlic
    Dash of Worcestershire sauce
    Dash of hot pepper sauce
    8 ounces corned beef (ground or shredded)
    6 ounces shredded Swiss cheese
    1/2 cup sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
    12 to 15 egg roll wrappers
    Vegetable oil

    Make dipping sauce by combining dressing, mustard, vinegar, 1 teaspoon minced onion, the garlic, Worcestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce. Set aside.

    To make rolls: Combine corned beef, cheese, sauerkraut and remaining 1/4 cup onion and mix well. Place about 2 tablespoons of the mixture in the center of an egg roll wrapper. Roll up as directed on package, sealing edges with a little water.

    Deep-fry rolls in 2 to 3 inches of vegetable oil, heated to 325 to 350 degrees, until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes, turning to brown evenly. When done, remove from oil with slotted spoon and drain on paper towel. Serve with dipping sauce. Makes 12 to 15 rolls.

    This recipe is a little off the beaten path, but they are from one of our better known German restaurants in town.I order these every time I dine there, and now make them at home, as well!!
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    RE: Looking for a sauerkraut ball recipe 2008/01/30 16:10:21 (permalink)
    Are egg roll wrappers authentic German?" />


    Actually Ann, it sounds like a good little appetizer, and probably would be great for a party.
    Could you bake 'em? Like maybe brush them with some oil and bake instead of deep frying?

    I never heard of either of these snacks, but they both sound great. Thanks for the recipes Ann and Michael


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    RE: Looking for a sauerkraut ball recipe 2008/01/31 09:01:25 (permalink)
    Maders has tried to fuze some different foods into their menu-probably to appeal to a younger crowd.Thank God they have kept some of their famous dishes.I have never baked these appetizers, but sure dont see why not.I guess you would have to experiment with temp/timing.Let me know!
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    RE: Looking for a sauerkraut ball recipe 2008/01/31 14:29:41 (permalink)
    "Reuben Won Tons" or "German Eggrolls" are very popular in the Cincinnati area.

    My favorite sauerkraut balls come from Strasse Haus in Covington, KY { http://www.strassehauspub.com/ }. They are different {much creamier} than other sauerkraut balls I've had. The last time I was there, a friend asked how they were made. They use cream cheese, chopped corned beef, sauerkraut & shredded swiss cheese. They form them into balls and freeze them overnight. Then, they batter and deep fry them. YUMMY!!
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    RE: Looking for a sauerkraut ball recipe 2008/02/06 11:03:30 (permalink)

    SAUERKRAUT BALLS

    2/3 c. minced onion
    2 tbsp. butter
    2 c. each flour and milk
    1/4 c. minced parsley
    1 tsp. each dry mustard and salt
    1 1/2 lbs. ground cooked ham, canned beef or pork, or combination (substitute ground up Bahama Mama's if you want them like Schmidt's)
    1 (1 lb. 11 oz.) can sauerdraut, drained and finely choped
    2 to 3 beaten eggs
    1 1/2 c. fine bread crumbs

    Saute onion in butter until soft. Stir in flour, milk, parsley, mustard and salt. Cook and stir 5 minutes. Mixture will be very thick and gummy. cool. Combine ground meat and sauerkraut and add to flour mixture. Mix thoroughly and adjust seasonings. Chill. Form into 1 1/4 inch balls, dip in egg and roll in bread crumbs. Refrigerate or freeze. Fry in oil or shortening until golden and drain on paper toweling. May be made ahead and preheated in 350 degrees oven. Makes approximately 12 dozen.



    Made these for the Super Bowl this weekend - they were gone in a flash as everyone loved them. Thanks for the great recipe.
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    RE: Looking for a sauerkraut ball recipe 2008/02/06 11:18:21 (permalink)
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    Could you bake 'em? Like maybe brush them with some oil and bake instead of deep frying?


    I bet you could spray mini muffin pans, poke wonton wrappers down in to them forming shells then bake them until brown.

    Fill with a spoonful of mixture and bake for a few minutes more.

    Well maybe.
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    RE: Looking for a sauerkraut ball recipe 2013/12/07 22:21:01 (permalink)
    Thank you, Michael, for this recipe.  Just tried it today after much searching for a recipe.  My husband is not a big fan of sauerkraut, but he loved these!  I grew up having these served with cocktail sauce & still love them that way, but I want to try horseradish mustard sauce as well as a sour cream-based horseradish sauce.  Both sound yummy.  I loved that the recipe is simple, not too many ingredients.  I made about a third the amount (wasn't sure if husband would like them) and I still made 60 sauerkraut balls!  And yes, I grew up in Northeast Ohio.  Thanks again...
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    RE: Looking for a sauerkraut ball recipe 2013/12/08 12:28:04 (permalink)
    I'm glad you liked them. I haven't made them in a few years now. Maybe for New Years.
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