Corned Beef Fritters with Dipping Sauce

Two fritters on a plate

Corned Beef Fritters! Here’s a great recipe for using up that corned beef you just made in your Instant Pot, plus a good way to use up leftover mashed potatoes, too. 

Corned Beef Fritters

Your family will fall in love with these mouthwatering corned beef fritters cooked up crispy and hot in just a few minutes. Starting with Corned Beef in the Instant Pot or your favorite store-bought corned beef, just pat these fritters together in your palms, fry them in hot oil till golden brown, and top with the dipping sauce – you’ve got now got St. Patty’s Day in the bag.

If you’d like to make these fritters in your air fryer, prep them just as this recipe instructs, but instead of hot oil in a skillet, place them onto the cooking rack and air fry to 4-5 minutes on each side, until crispy and golden brown on each side.  Serve with the dipping sauce for the full experience!

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Maybe you’re not exactly sure about corned beef?  These corned beef fritters are your gateway to greatness.  They capture all the flavors of a delicious corned beef, combined with familiar ingredients we all know, love and typically have on hand.

Any Corned Beef Skeptics Out There?

Not everyone loves (or is familiar with) the flavor of a corned beef roast, but I honestly think this salty, savory cured cut of meat doesn’t get the credit it deserves!

If you are one who isn’t sure about corned beef, then these corned beef fritters are your gateway to greatness. They capture all the flavors of a delicious corned beef, combined with familiar ingredients we love like mashed potatoes, Swiss cheese, and crispy Panko bread crumbs.

Paired with a creamy horseradish sauce, you’ll be ready to try all things Corned Beef!

Recipe Tips for Making To-Die-For Corned Beef Fritters

  1. Using a cookie scoop like this one makes short work of these corned beef fritters. It also keeps them uniform in size so they cook evenly!
  2. Chilling your fritters for thirty minutes or so before cooking them is a trick worth planning in to your prep time! While not absolutely necessary, it does help hold all of the goodness in so that they don’t fall apart in the frying pan.
  3. Air Fried and Fabulous. Corned beef fritters are an excellent candidate for air-frying if you are looking to cut some calories and fat. You’ll need to make small batches and make sure there is space around each fritter for air to circulate. Here’s the air fryer that I have and use nearly every day for something…..FYI – it makes leftover pizza like brand new again!
  4. If you’re going to fry your corn fritters as this recipe directs, a Lodge  12″ cast iron skillet is my preferred pan.  Talk about good browning and even heat for cooking – you can’t go wrong with cast iron in my book.

Two corned beef fritters with sauce and fork

Here’s How to Make Corned Beef Fritters, in 4 Easy Steps

  1.  To make the sauce, combine all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl; refrigerate while you make the fritters.
  2. To create the fritter mixture, combine all the fritter ingredients in a large mixing bowl until well combined.  Chill the fritter mixture if you have time!  If not, don’t worry, you can still make the fritters but they may not hold together QUITE as well when you cook them. (Though I’ve done it many times!)
  3. To make the fritters, take about 1/4 – 1/3 cup of the mixture and pat it out into a 1/2-inch thick pattie.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat your oil in a large, deep skillet of a Dutch oven; when the oil is nice and hot, add the fritters, cooking on each side until golden brown, approx. 2-3 minutes on each side.  (Remember that the ingredients in the fritter mixture are already fully cooked, so you’re just cooking them until crispy, golden brown and warm throughout.)

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Two fritters on a plate

Corned Beef Fritters with Dipping Sauce

Corned Beef Fritters! Here's a great recipe for using up that corned beef you just made in your Instant Pot, plus a good way to use up leftover mashed potatoes, too.  #cornedbeef #StPatricksDayRecipes #cornedbeef #StPatricksDay
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 572kcal
Author: Chef Alli

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 1 cup  mayo
  • 6 Tbs. ketchup
  • 2-3 tsp. prepared horseradish, or to taste
  • Drizzle of Worcestershire sauce

Fritters

  • 4 cups mashed potatoes
  • 2 cups finely chopped cooked corned beef
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups sauerkraut, very well drained (my favorite sauerkraut is from Hoganville Family Farms!)
  • 1/2 tsp. granulated onion
  • 3-4 scallions, minced, green parts only
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2-3 Tbs. water
  • 2 cups panko crumbs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil, for trying fritters

Instructions

  • To prepare sauce, place all ingredients into a small a bowl and combine well; refrigerate.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine mashed potatoes, shredded corned beef, cheeses, sauerkraut, granulated onion, and scallions. Using a cookie scoop, scoop fritter mixture into balls about the size of a golf ball, then smooth each fritter by rolling them gently between with your hands.
  • Whisk eggs with water in a bowl; place panko crumbs into a separate shallow dish.
  • Dip each fritter into the egg mixture, then coat well with panko crumbs. Refrigerate fritters for at least 30 minutes before frying to help fritters hold their shape. (Chilling is suggested, but not an absolute, FYI.)
  • Pour about 2” of vegetable oil into a Dutch oven or a deep cast iron skillet. When oil is hot, (approx 350 degrees F.) quickly fry fritters, working in batches, a few at a time, until fritters are a deep golden brown.
  • Serve fritters at once with dipping sauce on the side. Delish!!

Notes

 
Tips for Making To-Die-For Corned Beef Fritters
  1. Using a cookie scoop like this one makes short work of these corned beef fritters. It also keeps them uniform in size so they cook evenly!
  2. Chilling your fritters for thirty minutes or so before cooking them is a trick worth planning in to your prep time! While not absolutely necessary, it does help hold all of the goodness in so that they don’t fall apart in the frying pan.
  3. Air Fried and Fabulous. Corned beef fritters are an excellent candidate for air-frying if you are looking to cut some calories and fat. You’ll need to make small batches and make sure there is space around each fritter for air to circulate. Here’s the air fryer that I have and use nearly every day for something…..FYI – it makes leftover pizza like brand new again!
  4. If you’re going to fry your corn fritters as this recipe directs, a Lodge  12″ cast iron skillet is my preferred pan.  Talk about good browning and even heat for cooking – you can’t go wrong with cast iron in my book.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: corned beef, horseradish sauce, St. Patrick's Day

Nutrition

Calories: 572kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 1038mg | Potassium: 521mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 292IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 2mg

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Chef Alli 

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5 stars
I made this recipe a come of weeks ago and my family liked it. We had corned beef again this week and there is always leftovers and my family has asked me to make the corned beef fritters again so I would say it’s a winner in this house able. Thank you

Hi Sue –
Thanks so much for letting me know that your family enjoyed this recipe. Sounds like your family enjoys corned beef almost as much as mine does. 🙂
Let’s Keep Cookin’,
Chef Alli

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