I was wondering what I would make for lunch today before I got into my Buttermilk Press e-mail this morning. But as soon as I read a certain e-mail, I knew what I’d be making: something….anything with Saurkraut. I love it with ribs and smoked sausages, but I swear there’s nothing quite like a Pro-Leaguer Hot dog with Saurkraut! That with a side of chips and a tall glass of tea and my afternoon or evening is set.
The e-mail was from someone who was publicizing a great website I’d never heard about: Saurkraut News.com. How cool’s that?! She even sent along a recipe for me to share with my readers. Even cooler.
I went to the website and was amazed right off the bat with some information about Saurkraut. Not only is it delicious, it’s very, very, very healthy. Check this out:
- Sauerkraut is effective in preventing food poisoning
- Sauerkraut is believed to combat the Avian flu
- Sauerkraut is a cruciferous vegetable—shown to help fight cancer
- Sauerkraut contains lactic acid made by probiotic bacteria, that keeps your intestines healthy
- Sauerkraut may reduce the risk of breast cancer by up to 74 percent
- It’s fat and cholesterol free, and a great source of fiber
- It contains vitamins C and K
SAUERKRAUT REUBEN BALLS (Pictured at the top of the post)
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese
2 tsp. dried onion flakes
1 package (2 lbs.) Silver Floss or Krrrrisp Kraut Sauerkraut, drained
16 oz. sliced deli corned beef, chopped
1¼ cup dry breadcrumbs or panko, divided
¼ cup flour
2 eggs, beaten
Vegetable oil for deep fryer
Combine cream cheese and onion flakes; add Silver Floss/Krrrrisp Kraut or Silver Floss Sauerkraut, chopped corned beef, and ½ cup breadcrumbs. Mix thoroughly. Shape into golf-ball sized balls. Roll balls in flour, then dip in eggs, and roll in remaining breadcrumbs. Brown in 375ºF oil for 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with Thousand Island dressing as dip.
Servings: 24-30 Sauerkraut Reuben Balls
The website has many, many, many great-sounding recipes from stuffed Mushrooms to Asian Sauer Soup. Take a look around and I’ll meet you in the grocery aisle!