Air Fryer Sauerkraut Balls Recipe2022-07-01
- Yield: 4
- Servings: 4
- Prep Time: 15m
- Cook Time: 11m
- Ready In: 26m
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Saturated Fat1.9 g
Trans Fat0.0 g
Unsaturated Fat0.0 g
Air fryer sauerkraut balls recipe. These Crispy Sauerkraut Fritters with ham and cheese are the perfect appetizer for all your fall celebrations. One of the best parts about these is that you can make them days ahead of time and they’ll stay crispy for hours!
What sauces go best with sauerkraut fritters?
Sauerkraut fritters are a popular dish in German cuisine that can be served as a side dish or with meat. Sauerkraut fritters were originally created as a way to preserve the cabbage, which is plentiful in the fall while making it last as long as possible. Sauerkraut is often paired with sour cream, but other sauces could go well with the dish depending on the cook’s preference.
Question: Can I make sauerkraut balls ahead of time?
You can make them up to 4 days in advance and refrigerate them until you are ready to cook. Do not bread the fritters until you are ready to cook them.
How do I store sauerkraut balls?
Sauerkraut balls are a popular German dish that is typically served with mustard. To store sauerkraut balls, refrigerate them in an airtight container, and they will keep for up to three days.
Air Fryer Sauerkraut Balls Recipe
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- 16 oz (480 g) sauerkraut, thoroughly drained
- 1 cup cubed ham
- 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
- 3 oz (90 g) grated Jarslberg cheese
- 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
- For the Breading:
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1½ cups Panko breadcrumbs
Place drained sauerkraut in a large bowl, then pound it with 7-8 ounces weight. Set it aside.
Heat a little oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add cubed ham and cook until lightly browned, for 3- 4 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat, but do not drain.
Add cooled ham to the drained sauerkraut. Stir in mustard, breadcrumbs, and grated cheese. Add 3 beaten eggs and mix everything thoroughly. Cover the mixture and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or overnight.
Remove chilled mixture from the refrigerator. Using a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop, form the mixture into balls. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
To Bread the Sauerkraut Balls: In a small mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, salt, and black pepper. Mix well and set aside. Put beaten eggs and a separate bowl. In a third bowl, put breadcrumbs.
Roll sauerkraut balls in the flour mixture first, shaking off excess then dip in beaten eggs, and roll in breadcrumbs. Place breaded balls in the air fryer basket. Fry at 380 F (190 C) for 11 minutes, turning them halfway through.