Two weeks ago I had a craving for corned beef. Two weeks ago. The problem with craving something like corned beef is that it takes two weeks to make, so when you have a craving, you better be a patient person. Two weeks later, here I am with some two week old beef that needs to be cooked before it goes bad. I didn't know what to do with it! Another problem with corned beef is that people like the leftovers better than the actual meal. I was planning on making this for my family on Thursday night, but FORTUNATELY it took much longer to cook than
I planned the recipe stated. No one had dinner to eat that night, but I had tons of leftovers to eat for breakfast! I decided to make these the way my favorite breakfast place used to make them. "Josephs Two" in Waltham, MA was a regular occurrence in my college days, and what do you know? I am going to be in Waltham tomorrow...
I THINK these were the spices... this was 2 weeks ago after all.
That is a lot of salt!
The beautiful brisket.
All rubbed up and into the fridge for curing.
You need to put a weight on it. As you can imagine, the pot did not last very long as the weight.
After a day or two, a lot of juice builds up in the bag.
After 2 weeks, this thing is a rock of beef. You need to rinse off the extra salt from it.
In a pot with some potatoes, carrots and onions. We were going to eat this on sandwiches last night, but it took double the time stated in the recipe!
Wow, it's so small! it's like a baby corned beef.
Not sure what I will do with this yet, but it was too damn delicious to toss.
This morning, I made the hash. I just used the veggies from when I boiled the beef.
I wanted it real thin like diner style.
It was kind of a disappointment to eat a meal that took 2 weeks to make all by myself, but I guess I cant complain because it was so tasty! I hope everyone enjoys the leftovers in the fridge this weekend!
Did I tell you guys that this picture was taken literally 15 minutes ago! I am totally liveblogging this. What's next, twitter? Nope.