Colcannon Fritters with Russian Dressing

Colcannon Fritters with Russian Dressing diningwithdebbie.nt

Sips and Small Bites | March 19, 2017 | By

You may have guessed it by now, but I’m enamored of everything Irish. It’s a fascination I’ve held since first learning about St. Patrick’s Day as a little girl. I’m told there’s a little Scotch-Irish in my ancestry so maybe the genes kicked in on my toward the Irish side.

Colcannon is, for the most part, considered a poor man’s dish. You can’t get any simpler than potatoes and cabbage. And lots of butter.  Lots.

I never said it was dietetic, y’all.

And you can’t make a little of it either. 

So like my Nonnie who dearly loved potato pancakes made from leftover mashed potatoes, I began experimenting with leftover colcannon. 

These little mouthfuls of pure pleasure, also known as Colcannon Fritters, are the result.

Serve them as an appetizer with Russian Dressing (irony, I know) or your favorite horseradish sauce. They also make a great side dish with grilled steak or chicken.

Erin go bragh, y’all.

Colcannon Fritters with Russian Dressing

Colcannon Fritters with Russian Dressing


    Russian Dressing
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Heinz chili sauce
  • 3-4 teaspoons bottled horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • Fine sea salt
    Colcannon Fritters
  • 2 cups leftover colcannon or mashed potatoes*
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped corned beef
  • 3 cups finely shredded green cabbage (see note), optional
  • 2 leeks, white parts only, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2/3 cup shredded Irish Cheddar or swiss cheese
  • 1/3 cup sauerkraut, drained well (squeeze dry in paper towels)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 cups panko crumbs
  • Riceland Rice Bran Oil


    Russian Dressing
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients until smooth. Refrigerate until serving.
    Colcannon Fritters


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