Frank's Vegetarian Kraut Balls Recipe

Frank's Vegetarian Kraut Balls Recipe

Category Appetizers
Cuisine American German
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
Ready-in 35 mins
Yields 12 servings


For the Kraut Mixture:
1 ½ cups mashed potatoes
3 cups kraut, well drained
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon onion powder
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
For the Breading Station:
1 cup all-purpose flour, seasoned with salt and pepper
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups breadcrumbs, seasoned with salt and pepper
For Garnish:
Fresh lemon slices
Whole grain mustard
Sour cream


  1. Mix together potatoes, kraut, cream cheese, onion powder, and parsley. Roll into 1-inch balls and refrigerate while prepping the breading station and oil.
  2. Create a breading station by lining up 3 bowls:
  3. Fill the 1st with seasoned all-purpose flour
  4. The 2nd with the beaten eggs
  5. The 3rd with seasoned breadcrumbs
  6. Heat ½ inch vegetable oil in a medium pot over medium-high heat.
  7. Roll chilled kraut balls in flour, egg and then bread crumbs before placing in hot oil. Brown on all sides and cook until heated through, about 7 minutes in total.
  8. Serve with lemon slices, mustard and sour cream.

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