Monday, February 15, 2010

Corn Beef Hash

Corn beef hash is a simple recipe that requires

  • · 2 lbs of corn beef
  • · 1 large onion of your choice
  • · 7-9 medium potatoes

You can add more ingredients to your liking such as bell peppers, spinach eggs and etc.

There’s a variety of ways, which you can make the corn beef. You buy it in a can from the market or make it yourself.

To make it yourself you need a pot that big enough for the corn beef and be able to fill it with water. Corn beef is brisket so naturally its very fatty so you want to render down some of the fat. Once it’s in the pot and you have added the pickling spice which consistes of

  • 2 cinnamon sticks, broken 

  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds 

  • 2 teaspoons black peppercorns 

  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves 

  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice 

  • 1 teaspoon juniper berries 

  • 1 teaspoon crumbled whole mace 

  • 1 teaspoon dill seeds 

  • 4 dried bay leaves 

  • 1 small piece dried ginger

Bring the water to a boil then bring the heat down a low simmer, there should be bubbling but very small ones. Let it simmer for about 2 hours and a half. The longer it cooks the more tender it will become, but the meat must always be covered with water.

Corn beef hash is good for left over corn beef from the night before since it takes so long to cook. Once the meat is done boil another pot of water. Quarter the potatoes and boil them for a good 15mins. They should not be completely cooked since we will finish them on a skillet.

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