I may not be a fan of corned beef, but I know a lot of families will serve it (and enjoy it!) on Friday for St. Patrick’s Day dinner. If you too are looking forward to a corned beef dinner on the 17th, let me help you enjoy your leftovers even more in the days to come. . .all in ways that go beyond “reheat in microwave”.

And these five recipes look so good, they may even turn corned beef skeptics into corned beef fans.

Photos at top: Corned Beef Egg Rolls from Foxes Love Lemons

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These crispy little Corned Beef Egg Rolls (shown at top), which originated in Detroit, could make me interested in eating corned beef again. Though they take a few steps to come together, Foxes Love Lemons has detailed instructions and photos, as well as a recipe for that creamy dipping sauce.

Leftover corned beef becomes this delicious cottage pie with this recipe from Seasons and Suppers.

Take your leftover corned beef and mashed potatoes and turn them into this incredible cottage pie from Seasons and Suppers. Make this a one-dish meal by cooking in an oven-safe cast iron skillet for easier cleanup.

We Are Not Martha's recipe for leftover corned beef melts looks incredible.

After a spirited St. Patrick’s Day, we are all for keeping things easy over the weekend, and this mouth-watering, jam-packed Corned Beef Melt recipe from We Are Not Martha would definitely fill up the family. This mega sandwich uses leftover corned beef, cheese, and some other key ingredients, but you can always simplify the recipe for your kids’ tastes.

Williams Sonoma's cabbage bowls make a lovely dish for holding some leftover corned beef chowder.

We’ve just had another snowstorm up here in New England, so a bowl of hot chowder served in one of these pretty cabbage bowls from Williams Sonoma sounds perfect at this time of year. I especially love the looks of this Creamy Potato and Corned Beef Chowder recipe from Mantitlement which uses up your leftover corned beef and cabbage.

Delicious potato pancakes incorporate leftover corned beef in this recipe from The Forked Spoon.

Two different kinds of prepared potatoes and grated leftover corned beef give these Irish Corned Beef Potato Pancakes from The Forked Spoon the best texture. Serve with the recommended dipping sauces, or ketchup because. . .kids.