Tender, meaty, and delicious, corned beef is a favorite breakfast option — not just among Filipinos, but across the globe. Just the sight of this pink-red meat is enough to make the start of any day better and brighter. Whether you’re a kid getting ready for school or an adult about to head out for a long day of work, corned beef is the quick and easy fix that’ll satisfy any stomach. It’s good, chunky, and reliable — but did you know that you can use it in more ways than one? If you’re looking for a way to put a spin on your classic corned beef, look no further. These cheesy corned beef balls are here to make your big breakfast even better!
In fact, you need not even reserve this dish for breakfast alone! Whether you’re enjoying it at the start, middle, or end of your day, these corned beef balls are truly special. Imagine combining your favorite breakfast with gooey, creamy mozzarella sticks. This is exactly what these cheesy corned beef balls can offer! With a combination of flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs, you get the crunchy and golden brown exterior we love in anything deep fried. However, once you take a bite you’ll quickly find there’s more to these compact balls than meets the eye!
A mouthwatering cheese pull and a hearty filling await you when you pull apart even just one of these corned beef balls. Enjoy them with rice or as filling appetizers with friends and family; we guarantee you they’ll love it as much as we do! Does it sound appetizing already? We haven’t even mentioned the best part: how simple it is to make! In no time at all, you and your loved ones will be chowing down on this delicious twist on your lunchtime favorite.
How to make it
A great thing about these cheesy corned beef balls is how easy it is to get ingredients for it! First, you have your star of the show: CDO Home Style Corned Beef. Next, you need your bread crumbs, eggs, and all purpose flour for its stunning golden brown outer layer. Cooking oil will be necessary for the deep frying you’ll be doing. And of course, it wouldn’t be cheesy without some deliciously rich mozzarella cheese! The creamy, delicate taste of this cheese in particular will balance out the natural saltiness of your corned beef with ease.
If you want your corned beef balls on the slightly heavier side, you can also add some potatoes to your mix! Fans of corned beef with potatoes will surely love this rendition of the dish, as it gives you an even more satisfying, starchy bite!
Making the balls
Let’s start cooking! To make your corned beef balls, first combine CDO corned beef, an egg, flour, and salt and ground black pepper in a bowl. Mix well until the combination becomes less sticky. If you feel like your mix needs more flour, feel free to add as much as necessary. When you’re happy with your mixture’s texture, scoop around three tablespoons of the same. Then, stuff the center with mozzarella cheese, and roll the mixture around to form your ball shape. Keep doing this until you’ve made all your corned beef balls and have them ready for the next step of this process.
Coating the corned beef spheres
Now you have to get the three corners of your workstation ready! Fill up three different bowls with three different ingredients: first with flour (five tablespoons should do), second with a beaten egg, and the third with breadcrumbs. When you have your assembly line in order, it’s time to — as the name suggests — assemble! Dredge each of your corned beef balls through the flour, and then dip them in the bowl with your egg.Roll it around in breadcrumbs and make sure that you’ve completely coated every corner of your corned beef balls.
We’ve finally come to the exciting part! After heating your cooking oil in a cooking pot, deep fry your corned beef balls on a low heat setting. Careful not to get any oil on you; it can be pretty hot! Watch as each of your cheesy corned beef balls turns a beautiful golden brown, then take them out of the pot to dry. You can set them on a plate lined with paper towels to make sure you’ve soaked up all the excess oil.
Arrange your corned beef balls on a serving plate, and you’re finally done! You and your family can now dig into this breakfast treat with a twist! You’ll never want corned beef the same way again after these cheesy corned beef balls!
Did you enjoy this recipe? Here are other quick and easy corned beef recipes you can try, too!
Cheesy Corned Beef Balls
- 450 grams CDO Home Style Corned Beef
- 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
- 2 eggs beaten
- 4 ounces mozzarella cheese
- 10 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups cooking oil
- Salt and ground black pepper to taste
- Combine CDO corned beef, 1 egg, flour, salt, and ground black pepper in a bowl. Mix well until the mixture becomes less sticky. You can add more flour as needed.
- Scoop around 3 tablespoons of the mixture. Stuff the center with mozzarella cheese and then roll the mixture to form a ball-shaped figure.
- Arrange 3 bowls on your working station. Fill the first with 5 tablespoons of flour, the next with 1 beaten egg, and the third bowl with breadcrumbs.
- Dredge the corned beef balls in flour and dip in beaten egg. Roll it in breadcrumbs ensuring that the balls get completely coated.
- Heat cooking oil in a cooking pot. Deep-fry the corned beef balls in a low heat setting until the exterior of the balls turn golden brown.
- Arrange it on a serving plate. Serve. Share and enjoy!