Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 pound ground fully cooked ham

  2. 1 jar (16 ounces) sauerkraut, drained and chopped

  3. 1/4 cup finely chopped onion

  4. 2 tablespoons plus 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs, divided

  5. 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened

  6. 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

  7. 1 tablespoon prepared mustard

  8. 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  9. 1/8 teaspoon pepper

  10. 1/4 to 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  11. 2 eggs

  12. 1/4 cup milk

  13. Oil for deep-fat frying

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Sauerkraut Ham Balls Recipe photo by Taste of Home In a large bowl, combine the ham, sauerkraut, onion and 2 tablespoons bread crumbs. In another bowl, combine the cream cheese, parsley, mustard, garlic powder and pepper; stir into sauerkraut mixture. Chill for 1 hour or overnight.

  2. Shape into 3/4-in. balls; coat with flour. In a small bowl, beat eggs and milk. Dip ham balls into the egg mixture, then roll in the remaining bread crumbs.

  3. In a deep-fat fryer or electric skillet, heat oil to 375°. Fry ham balls until golden brown; drain on paper towels. Yield: 5 dozen.

  4. Editor's note: Recipe can be made into larger balls and served as a main dish.


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