Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Corned Beef Cakes


Time flies doesn't it? It is now October and before you know it, 2017 will come to an end. This is the time of year for me to perform a stock check to see if I have any foodstuff that will expire soon.

Which reminds me of year end stock take when I was working with an audit firm. If there is one aspect of statutory audit that I hated, it was stock take. Ugh!! Thank God those days are over.

Coming back to my pantry, I found a packet of expired cream crackers and biscuits. Bah! And two small tubs of expired Nutella. Double bah! But I think they are still edible hee..hee...

Other than that, some items still have a few more months shelf life to go.


Then I found a can of corned beef. I love corned beef, it's delicious fried with onions and it is also great as a sandwich filling. The expiry date is 2019 but knowing me, it would probably sit in the pantry until then. But I was not going to let that happen.

There were a few potatoes and sweet potatoes in the fridge and I decided to borrow an idea from the Tasty Tuna Cakes that I made the other day.

I steamed the potatoes and sweet potatoes, mashed them and added the corned beef and a few other ingredients.


Then I filled the mixture into 2 muffin pans and baked them in the oven. This time, I made sure to oil the muffin holes and my Corned Beef Cakes were easily removed.


Corned beef with potatoes/sweet potatoes, you can't go wrong with that. These corned beef cakes were delicious.

After filling up both muffin pans, I had some excess filling and these, I pan fried. I thought they were pretty good as well.


I know that eating canned food is not to be encouraged but I see no harm in consuming these once in a while. They are convenient and besides, these Corned Beef Cakes contain other ingredients that are wholesome like potatoes/sweet potatoes, egg, spring onions, garlic and onions. Right? Right!


Corned Beef Cake
Recipe source : Phong Hong with idea borrowed from here.

Ingredients :
- 1 can corned beef (340g)
- 500g mashed potatoes/sweet potatoes (or can use just potatoes or sweet potatoes)
- 1 egg
- a handful of thinly sliced spring onions
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic power
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp salt or to taste
- 1 tsp black pepper or to taste

Method :
1. Mix all the above ingredients together.
2. Distribute the mixture into two-6 hole muffin pans (oil the muffins holes first).
3. Bake in the oven at 180C for 20 minutes or until the tops are slightly browned and crusty.

34 comments:

  1. You are right! No issues eating canned food now and then if cooked with other fresh ingredients. I am so curious what these taste like. They are so handy to bring to work for lunch and so convenient to eat. You could retire from accounting and go into catering business to supply lunch meals for office workers. I for one would surely buy from you.

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    1. I had them as snacks (just like the tuna cakes) and they are very convenient to take to the office. Catering business more stressful than accounting work hah..hah..

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  2. Yes, I love corned beef, my girl too. Getting more and more expensive these days. I've done something like this a long time ago but it was a disaster. Corned beef and mashed potatoes balls and when I deep fried them, they exploded. So angry. I wasn't much of a cook then - maybe I should try again.

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    1. Exploded? I wonder how that happened.

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  3. Haha...Gaya mcm dah serik je kerje dengan Audit Firm tu LL...
    One day I nak try jugak resepi ni nanti. Healthy pulak tu, tak payah goreng mcm bergedil

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    1. Memang serik, Hainom. Sebab tu LL berhenti lepas 5 tahun hee..hee..

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  4. Wow your corned beef patties look so so delicious. Love those baked in the muffin pan. Thanks for sharing this brilliant idea of cooking corned beef, I am going to try making this soon.

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    1. I hope you like it. Easy and fuss free cooking :)

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  5. Looking at both the photos, I think the pan-fried corned beef patties are nicer since they formed a caramelised crust on the outside...but that's just me! ;) You already tempted me with the tuna cakes...and now corned beef cakes pulak. I've actually never eaten canned corned beef before.

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    1. The pan fried ones tasted better too! Try the tuna cakes. They are good. I bet Cookie would love them too hee..hee...

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  6. When my late dad was around, he used to buy the canned beef, now long time didn't buy liao...

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  7. I have been very good for the year 2017, rain or shine, I never fails to visit and comment in your blog, and 2 months later, it will be Christmas, I will be very happy if I could eat something from your kitchen, that will be the best present for year 2017, I will be very thankful...

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  8. I have not eaten corned beef for a long time. I like this recipe and the patties sure look delicious. I want to try this recipe. Lol!

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    1. It's a very easy recipe that's why I like it :)

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  9. Hahaha...again another easy cake to try ^_^ I just potpet about how I did that tuna cakes however it was just halfway and sudah habis, PH. Tak sempatlah nak bake bagai. I'm afraid if I try this again, again I won't manage to bake this stuff. Mulut tak boleh tahan nak makan!

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    1. MD, lain kali you tahan first, snap pic then only you ngap hah..hah..

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  10. Everything edible, canned or not canned, eating them moderately is fine.. once a blue moon, as the saying goes... and I can certainly eat a few of those at one go during snacky time...!

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    1. LOL! Yes, these are very handy snacks.

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  11. oooo, do something with that nutella if it's still edible! :D

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  12. I will try this one! My nephew loves potatoes! and corned beef too

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    1. Hope you and your nephew will enjoy these!

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  13. These bring back memories. I used to make tubs of these for hubby before my overseas work trips and they were enough to last for weeks which was the duration of my travels. And since my trips were many, he got to have these as TV dinners all by himself. That poor man!

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    1. How diligent of you! I would have told my man to eat out or tapau hee..hee....

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  14. Sounds Perfect for nibbles. Yum yum

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  15. I could imagine the madness when it comes to audit for the stock takes! It is the worst and the GST sent many hardware shops to close down instead. Too many nuts & screws.

    I have not eaten canned corned beef since I left US! It is a very common daily food there but those orang atas like you know how to enjoy. I often ate expired food and still rummage the near-expiry corners at Cold Storage. My wife always threw away my expired food until she just watched a sad video of the poorest Filipinos cooking food salvaged from rubbish dumps to eat. It moved her to tears as we both spent time walking around the slums in Manila once. Now she supports my expired-food diet sometimes. Yay!

    Back to your Corned beef cakes, they looked like Otak-Otak for its colour and bite sizes. I am pondering now whether to make this by using minced pork since wifey eats no beef.

    My potato skin blog coming up TODAY!!!

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    1. I wonder if we can cook otak2 like this hee..hee.. Yeah, I saw your potato skin blog! Just that haven't got time to comment properly yet :)

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  16. These make great sides, dear! Very clever! xoxo

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    1. hee..hee...they are very easy to make and so good to eat.

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  17. Boleh cuba resepi PH ni..
    Boleh tukar ayam ke PH..
    Sebab my hubby tak mkn tuna ni..
    Healty sungguh tak payah goreng..
    Microwave boleh ke PH..
    Malas CH nak buka oven 😂😄

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    1. Jangan microwave, CH! Tak sedap. Bake baru sedap. Rajin2lah buka oven hee..hee...

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