These fritters combine all the flavours of a Reuben sandwich.
They'd also be great tucked in a soft white bun, with all the
trimmings and a few extra pickles.
120 gmcabbage, shaved2 spring onions, thinly sliced ½ cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped120 gm Gruyère, coarsely grated2 tbsp Dijon mustard2 eggs, lightly beaten30 gm plain flour½ tsp baking powder120 ml vegetable oilCorned beef750 gm corned beef1 small carrot, chopped1 celery stalk, chopped1/2 onion, chopped3 thyme sprigs1 bay leaf1 tsp black peppercornsRussian-style sauce150 gm (½ cup) mayonnaise150 gm (½ cup) sour cream60 gm celeriac, finely chopped2 tbsp white onion, finely chopped1½ tbsp sriracha sauce 2 tsp Tabasco2 tsp Worcestershire sauce1 tsp lemon juicePickled cabbage1½ tsp caraway seeds1 tbsp apple cider vinegar1 tsp caster sugar150 gm white cabbage, very thinly sliced
For corned beef, combine ingredients in a large saucepan. Cover with cold water, bring to a simmer and cook over low-medium heat until cooked through (1½-1¾ hours). Set aside to cool in liquid, then strain, discard solids and shred beef.
For sauce, combine ingredients in a small bowl, season to taste and refrigerate until required.
For pickled cabbage, dry-roast caraway seeds in a small frying pan over low heat until fragrant (30 seconds to 1 minute). Crush and combine in a bowl with vinegar and sugar. Stir to dissolve sugar, then add cabbage, toss to combine and stand until slightly softened (10-15 minutes).
Mix 400gm corned beef, the shaved cabbage, spring onion, parsley, Gruyère and mustard in a bowl, season to taste, then mix in eggs. Combine flour and baking powder, then add to corned beef mixture along with 1 tsp sea salt flakes and season with black pepper.
Preheat oven to 160C. Heat 30ml oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat and fry quarter-cupfuls of mixture, turning once, until golden and cooked through (3-4 minutes each side). Keep warm on a baking tray lined with baking paper in oven and repeat in batches with remaining mixture and oil, wiping pan with paper towels between batches.