Sauerkraut Balls Recipe -
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Sauerkraut Balls

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"Deep fried sauerkraut balls. May be frozen and reheated at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 15 minutes."

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Original recipe makes 15 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    3 mins

    8 mins


  1. Sift together baking powder, flour, salt, and mace.
  2. In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, and melted butter or margarine. Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture until smooth. Fold sauerkraut into the dough.
  3. Heat 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large skillet. Drop the sauerkraut dough by teaspoonful into the hot oil; fry until the balls are browned on all sides, approximately 2 or 3 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

I hate tinkering w/ something already so good but for my personal taste, I added: crumbled 3 pieces of crisp bacon, 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. of onion powder, and 1/2 tsp. mustard powder. The results are amazing!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 16, 2010

These were just ok for us. I love sauerkraut but after this recipe realize that it is better on a Reuben or a brat.


19 Ratings

Jan 25, 2004

We don't eat pork but like sauerkraut. This was a surprisingly good dish. Will make as a side dish, as an appetizer, and as a snack. Left out the mace (didn't have)but was excellent without. Thank you for a new addition to my collection of must make often recipes.

Jan 25, 2004

These were absolutely delicious! I cooked them in a deep fryer, and they came out so fluffly and tender, with the great taste of saurkraut. This recipe is easy, and would make a fast and easy appetizer for company, served with a dipping sauce of your choice. I used honey mustard when I served mine. My husband says "thumbs up"...this recipe is a "keeper"! Thanks so much for sharing it.

Jan 05, 2007

We made these for our holiday party and they turned out great. Big hit with everyone. Just drop them by teaspoonfuls into the deep fryer for about 4-5 minutes and they come out perfect. We use thousand island dressing as a dipping sauce. They reheat very well also, just put them in the oven for a few minutes to heat them up. We made them a couple hours ahead of time.

Dec 28, 2010

I made these for our Christmas Eve party and they were a big hit. I served them with a creamy horseradish sauce which complimented the flavor wonderfully.

Oct 28, 2009

Absolutely delicious! We had a German night with guests and this is what we served as appetizers. Easy to prepare ahead of time and easy to serve as well. Everyone loved them! GREAT recipe!

Apr 23, 2009

my husband hates sauerkraut and he loved these! they were great!


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  • Calories
  • 93 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 6.1 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 259 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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