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Ham and Sauerkraut Balls

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Prep Time:
45 min

Cook Time:
3 Min

Servings:
2 1/2 Servings

Difficulty:
Moderate

Prep Time:
45 min

Cook Time:
3 Min

Servings:
2 1/2 Servings

Difficulty:
Moderate

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Tbsp. Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/4 C. minced onion
  • 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
  • Dash Spice Islands® Garlic Powder
  • Dash Spice Islands® Cayenne Pepper, or to taste
  • 8 oz. baked ham, finely chopped
  • 1 (8 oz.) can sauerkraut
  • 1/2 C. finely shredded Swiss cheese
  • 3 large eggs, divided, slightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsps. snipped fresh parsley
  • Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening

DIRECTIONS

  1. MELT shortening in small skillet. Add onion; cook and stir over medium heat until tender. Stir in 3 Tbsp. flour, garlic powder and cayenne. Cook until mixture thickens, stirring constantly.
  2. TRANSFER mixture to medium bowl. Add ham, sauerkraut, cheese, one beaten egg and parsley. Mix thoroughly. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  3. HEAT 2 to 3 inches shortening to 375ºF in deep-fat fryer or deep saucepan. Shape ham mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls into balls. Roll in remaining 1/2 C. flour to coat. Roll in 2 beaten eggs. Roll again in flour. Fry a few at a time in hot oil 2 to 2 1/2 minutes, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately or keep warm in 175ºF oven.
  4. To make a day ahead, prepare and fry as directed. Cool. Cover and refrigerate. Reheat in single layer on baking sheet at 425ºF for 8 to 10 minutes, or until hot.

Nutrition

Serving size
(1 of 30 appetizers)

  • Calories 100
  • Calories from Fat70g
  • Total Fat 8g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 25mg
  • Sodium 135mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 2g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 3g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Thiamin 0%
  • Niacin 0%
  • Zinc 0%
  • Riboflavin 0%
  • Iron 0%

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