- One 8-pound corned beef brisket, raw
- 3 cups sauerkraut
- 3 pounds cream cheese
- 2 pounds Swiss cheese, shredded or diced small
- Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
- Flour, for coating
- Buttermilk, for dredging
- Panko breadcrumbs, for coating
- Chopped fresh parsley, for coating
- Whole-Grain Honey Mustard Horseradish Dipping Sauce, recipe follows
- Special equipment: a deep-frying thermometer
- Whole-Grain Honey Mustard Horseradish Dipping Sauce:
- 4 cups mayonnaise
- 1 pound honey
- 8 ounces Dijon mustard
- 6 ounces horseradish (fresh if possible)
- 4 ounces whole-grain mustard with stout
- 4 ounces rice vinegar
- 1 1/2 ounces dry mustard
- 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Place the brisket in a large pan with the pickling seasoning and enough water to fill the pan halfway. Cover and cook for 3 hours. Let cool partially, and then refrigerate to cool completely (for at least 3 hours total if you cut the brisket into pieces, or overnight if cooling it whole).
Dice the brisket and puree in a food processor until a paste forms (some chunks are fine). Add the sauerkraut, cream cheese and Swiss cheese and mix well. Shape the mixture into little spheres the size of golf balls; set aside.
In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, pour enough vegetable oil to fill the pan about a third of the way. Heat over medium heat until a deep-frying thermometer inserted in the oil reaches 350 degrees F.
In three separate containers put the flour, buttermilk and panko breadcrumbs mixed with fresh parsley. Take a sphere and coat in the flour, dredge in the buttermilk and then coat in the breadcrumbs. Repeat with the remaining spheres. Fry in batches--making sure all the fritters are submerged--until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.
Serve the fritters with the Whole-Grain Honey Mustard Horseradish Dipping Sauce on the side.Whole-Grain Honey Mustard Horseradish Dipping Sauce:
Mix together the mayonnaise, honey, Dijon mustard, horseradish, whole-grain mustard, rice vinegar, dry mustard and granulated garlic in a large bowl.
This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and may have been scaled down from a bulk recipe. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.
Recipe courtesy Damien Brownlow, Kitty Hoynes