Looking for a fun way to reuse leftover St Patrick’s Day ingredients? Grab your leftover corned beef and make delicious loaded corned beef fries!
So you’re wondering what to do with all that corned beef you made for St Patrick’s Day, eh? Trust me, been there – done that. Every. Single. Holiday. It never fails. Leftovers for days. Fret not, my friends. I’ve got an uber delicious way for you to use up your St Patrick’s Day leftovers: Loaded Corned Beef Fries!
If you stocked up on all things Irish, or semi-Irish, then you’ve probably got most of the ingredients required. If not, it’s just a quick trip to the grocery store. And believe me, you’re going to want to shove these loaded fries into your mouth. I’m a huge fan of fries. Give me ALL the carbs. Can you think of a better way to use up leftover corned beef? I can’t.
To dress the loaded fries, I chopped up the corned beef and put it under the broiler to crisp it up a bit. Then I shredded some Irish cheddar, made a quick beer cheese sauce with Guinness, spooned a good amount of sauerkraut, then drizzled Thousand Island dressing on top, topped with more shredded cheese and chopped spring onions. Did I lose you at sauerkraut? Well, cabbage is a traditional side item for American St Patrick’s Day. Sauerkraut is made with cabbage. See where I’m going with this? Why Thousand Island? Because why not? Come to think of it, I guess these loaded fries can also be called loaded Reuben Sandwich fries. But that’s neither here nor there. Because this is a St Patrick’s Day recipe.
- Leftover Corned Beef, Chopped
- Fries, fresh or frozen
- Kosher Salt, to taste
- Thousand Island Dressing
- 1 Spring Onion, diced
- Irish Cheddar, 6 oz, plus one oz reserved for topping fries
- Cornstarch, ¾ Tbsp
- Guinness, 6 oz
- Evaporated Milk, 2.5 oz
- Dijon Mustard, ½ Tbsp
- Worcestershire Sauce, ½ tsp
- Hot Sauce, 1 tsp
- Make the fries, then season with Kosher salt.
- While the fries are cooking, make the Guinness beer cheese sauce by mixing the cheese in cornstarch, then set aside. In a saucepan whisk together the rest of the ingredients. Heat over medium just until it starts to bubble, while whisking constantly. Remove from heat and stir in cheese mixed with cornstarch. Whisk until cheese is fully melted.
- While the fries and sauce are cooking, place the chopped corned beef onto a rimmed baking sheet and broil until crispy, about 5-10 minutes, depending on oven. Just keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn.
- Plate the fries, pour beer cheese over fries. Spoon sauerkraut over fries. Drizzle with Thousand Island. Top with corned beef, spring onions, and the rest of the cheese.