Corned beef sandwiches are one of the best ideas ever known to people. Not only do they give your leftover corned beef another purpose and, with that, a totally different flavor, but they also are exceptionally delicious and go with a wide variety of sides. Pairing your corn beef sandwich is probably as important as making it. So what goes well with a corned beef sandwich?
A corned beef sandwich goes great with fried eggs, fries, French onion soup, grilled vegetables, kimchi, or grilled or fried mushrooms.
In the endless sea of options, you are bound to stumble across some that aren’t right for you and your corned beef sandwich. Therefore it is always nice to have your options narrowed down. So, in the following paragraphs, I will share some ideas on how to pair your corned beef sandwich.
Pairing your corned beef sandwich with fried eggs may be the best thing you do that day. The juicy and crispy corn beef sandwich will only get juicier and more delicious paired with fried eggs.
For an even better experience, fry the eggs sunny side up and let the yolk spread over the whites. Dip your sandwich into the whites, bite the sandwich, bite a piece of the whites and let the magic happen inside your mouth.
French Onion Soup
Although corned beef sandwiches are sheer perfection, they can sometimes turn out a little dry. Enter French onion soup. French onion soup is a delicacy and a meal in itself. Rich and flavorful, creamy and soft, it will add the juiciness you want so that you can enjoy your meal.
French onion soup can turn even plain bread into a decadent meal, so imagine what happens when you pair it with your corned beef sandwich. Take a spoonful of French onion soup after each bite of your corned beef sandwich and let the soup juice up your sandwich, accentuating the abundance of flavors.
Failing to mention the good old French fries on this list would be a crime, as they complement a corned beef sandwich amazingly. The crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside are just like the crispy and juicy corned beef sandwich.
Make some fries and place them on a separate plate, as trying to stuff them inside the sandwich is never a good idea. Make dipping sauce, such as mayo, sour cream, or plain ketchup. Take a bite of your corned beef sandwich and dunk the fry into the dip; bite it and let the chips fall where they may.
If you have leftover grilled vegetables or want to make some, pair your corned beef sandwich with them; you’ll certainly enjoy the results. You can grill whatever vegetables you have lying around, as corned beef sandwiches go great with any of them.
You can grill zucchini or eggplant, some peppers, tomatoes, or whatever you have at home that you can grill. There is no need for special seasoning; just salt and pepper will do the trick on your grilled vegetables.
Grilled/ Fried Mushrooms
Mushrooms are the beer of the sides as they go with virtually everything. All you need to do is pop them on the grill or in the pan and let them sizzle for about ten minutes. Season them with salt, pepper, oil, and perhaps some powdered garlic and parsley, and you have a perfect side for your corned beef sandwich.
The moist mushrooms will add juiciness to your corned beef sandwich and some meatiness. Therefore, if you are low on corned beef, it is a great idea to make up for what the sandwich lacks with mushrooms.
Often, the corned beef sandwich contains sauerkraut, which means that the corn beef sandwich ingredients go great with that flavor. Therefore, kimchi is a great side for your corned beef sandwich. However, the kimchi might accentuate the sauerkraut flavor, making it the dominant tasting note in your corned beef sandwich.
If you like the sauerkraut flavor to the degree that you want it to dominate, then by all means, have both kimchi and sauerkraut. On the other hand, if you are not too crazy about the sauerkraut flavor, have just the kimchi.