- 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
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:
- 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
Mix together the mayonnaise, honey, Dijon mustard, horseradish, whole-grain mustard, rice vinegar, dry mustard and granulated garlic in a large bowl.
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