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Reuben Balls - Deep Fried

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Reubens Made into Balls and Deep Fried

Mix ingredients: corned beef, cheese, sauerkraut,cream cheese, thousand island dressing. Add egg, cracker crumbs. Put flour on your hands, and roll into balls. Freeze balls.


Ingredients

  • jarlberg cheese
  • corned beef
  • egg
  • sauerkraut
  • cream cheese
  • thousand island dressing

Coating:

  • rice flour
  • egg
  • rye crackers

For Rolling into Balls:

  • flour, on my hands

Salad Shooter to Make Cheese Shreds

My Salad Shooter has been the ultimate cheese grater. Cut the cheese to fit the chute, put them in, press the button. Minutes later, I have a bunch of shredded cheese ready to use in my next adventure with cooking.

Gardetto Crackers

Gardettos seems to be the choice for rye crackers.

Gardettos seems to be the choice for rye crackers.

chop them fine in food processor

chop them fine in food processor

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Handy for shredding cheese

Handy for shredding cheese

Farmers market sauerkraut

Farmers market sauerkraut

Jarlberg cheese. This is like Swiss cheese.

Jarlberg cheese. This is like Swiss cheese.

Sliced corned beef.

Sliced corned beef.

Grater blade in salad shooter.

Grater blade in salad shooter.

Grater blade

Grater blade

Cheese in hopper

Cheese in hopper

Grated cheese

Grated cheese

Thaw frozen corned beef

Thaw frozen corned beef

Cut Corned Beef into Small Pieces

Inch high stack of sliced corned beef

Inch high stack of sliced corned beef

Cut into squares.

Cut into squares.

Slice across squares to make small squares

Slice across squares to make small squares

Cutting the corned beef

Cutting the corned beef

End result of cutting across corned beef

End result of cutting across corned beef

Cut, put in bowl, repeat.

Cut, put in bowl, repeat.

Cut across.

Cut across.

All cut.

All cut.

Add shredded cheese to beef.

Add shredded cheese to beef.

Stir.

Stir.

Squeeze Juice out of Sauerkraut and Add to Cheese/Beef Mixture

Pint jar (2 cups) of sauerkraut

Pint jar (2 cups) of sauerkraut

Put in bowl.

Put in bowl.

Squeeze sauerkraut.

Squeeze sauerkraut.

Place squeezed sauerkraut in bowl with cheese and corned beef.

Place squeezed sauerkraut in bowl with cheese and corned beef.

Stir.

Stir.

Add Cream Cheese to Cheese and Corned Beef

Flavored cream cheese.

Flavored cream cheese.

Add to bowl.

Add to bowl.

Stir.

Stir.

Add Thousand Island to Creamed Mixture

Thousand island dressing

Thousand island dressing

Fill cream cheese container half full with thousand island dressing.

Fill cream cheese container half full with thousand island dressing.

Add to bowl.

Add to bowl.

Stir

Stir

Binder. I need binder. Like an egg, plus some ground up crackers. Like when I make meatloaf. Then, later, I will need a cracker crumb coating for the flour, egg, cracker crumbs coating.

Rye crackers would be good. Rye crackers in the final coating.

I use rice flour to roll the balls in first. Then, I dip in an egg wash of stirred eggs and a couple teaspoons of water.

Then, roll the egged ball in the cracker crumbs.

Deep fry. 3 minutes.

Add Egg to Creamed Mixture, Then Cracker Crumbs, Then Make into Balls for Freezing

add egg to mixture. I had it in a small bowl, then I switched to large bowl. That is why my egg is on the bottom.

add egg to mixture. I had it in a small bowl, then I switched to large bowl. That is why my egg is on the bottom.

saltines , chopped fine

saltines , chopped fine

add to mixture

add to mixture

stir.

stir.

flour hands and roll into balls. Freeze. I used parchment paper. Last time I used wax paper and the balls stuck.

flour hands and roll into balls. Freeze. I used parchment paper. Last time I used wax paper and the balls stuck.

Place Balls in Freezer

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Frozen Ball, Dip into Flour, Then Egg, Then Rye Crumbs - Then Drop Batch in Deep Fryer

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Remove ball from freezer

Remove ball from freezer

Dip frozen ball in rice flour

Dip frozen ball in rice flour

Dip rice floured ball into egg

Dip rice floured ball into egg

Dip egged ball into rye crumbs

Dip egged ball into rye crumbs

Coat completely with rye crumbs

Coat completely with rye crumbs

My balls were coated. I did about nine balls. It's better to put them in the basket and then lower them into the oil. It prevents, burns and boil overs. Once in the oil, set timer for 4 minutes.

I checked the temperature of the balls at four minutes, and found the centers were still slightly frozen. Two minutes more melted the centers and the cheese and the temperature was then above 165.

Drain on paper towels. Let cool slightly and eat.

We contemplated eating them with ranch dressing or more Thousand island, but, I ate mine just the way they were.

Green Light Means Deep Fryer Ready

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Place Coated Balls in Deep Fryer Basket

Place Coated Balls in Deep Fryer Basket

Lower into oil, gently

Lower into oil, gently

start frying, 4 minutes. I added 2 minutes on because inner temperature wasn't 165 degrees

start frying, 4 minutes. I added 2 minutes on because inner temperature wasn't 165 degrees

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