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crispy corned beef fritters on a white plate with sour cream
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Crispy Corned Beef Fritters

Crispy around the edges and loaded with lots of delish corned beef flavor, these Corned Beef Fritters are always a hit!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, canned beef, corned beef, corned beef fritters, easy breakfast, fritters
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 269kcal


  • 12 ounces canned corned beef
  • 2 cups shredded potatoes rinsed and squeezed dry
  • 1/4 cup grated onion
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided


  • Open the pesky and weirdly shaped can of corned beef. Pull the meat out, pop it into a medium-sized bowl and break it up with a fork.
  • Shred the potatoes on a box grater and rinse them with cold water to remove the starch. Give them a good squeeze to remove the excess liquid.
  • Add the grated onion, flour, egg, pepper, and baking powder. Mix well with a fork.
  • Get a large skillet good and hot. I love making these fritters on my Blackstone griddle, but you can use any good heavy-bottomed skillet.
  • Working in batches, melt about 1/2 tablespoon of butter and 1/2 tablespoons of oil in the skillet. When foamy and hot, drop large-ish spoonfuls (up to about 1/4 cup/60 mL) into the hot fat. Flatten them somewhat with a flipper, but don't press them down too much.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes then flip and cook an additional 3-4 minutes or until they're golden brown and crispy. Set them aside on a plate and tent loosely with foil to keep them warm.
  • Repeat with more oil and butter and work in batches until they're all fried and crispy. Enjoy!


Serving: 4fritters | Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 799mg | Potassium: 482mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg