Sunday, March 18, 2007


"The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found."
~ Calvin Trillin
For more information on Calvin Trillin visit Wikipedia

~ St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef 'N Cabbage
~ delicious 'Hangover' breakfast
4 cups chopped corned beef
4 cups diced par-boiled potatoes
(bring to boil, simmer 10 minutes & drain)
6 Tbsp. unsalted butter
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 large chopped onion
1 minced garlic clove
1 chopped red bell pepper
1/2 chopped orange or yellow pepper
1/2 chopped green bell pepper
fresh chopped parsley
1 tsp. thyme
2 tsp. Lawry's Seasoned pepper
kosher salt & fresh cracked pepper to taste
1 small bunch chopped green onions
6 poached eggs
  • In large skillet, melt 4 Tbsp. butter. Add onion, garlic, and peppers and cook until wilted.
  • Coat potatoes with olive oil. Add remaining 2 Tbsp. to pan and then the potatoes, shaking to keep from sticking. Season with salt & pepper, thyme, chopped parsley and Lawry's Seasoned pepper. Cook until nicely browned.
  • Add corned beef and combine. Turn heat to low and cover with heavy skillet or a heavy cover to pack down. Cook until corned beef is slightly browned. Carefully flip, replace skillet, and cook another 5 minutes on other side.
  • Mound on serving plate, top with poached egg. Sprinkle with chopped green onions and chopped parsley. Serve with toasted Irish Soda Bread.



~ mouthwatering way to finish off leftover corned beef

(Ever wonder how the Reuben got its name? Visit the following site for more trivia ...)

Slather good deli-rye bread on one side with soft unsalted butter. If you are not blessed with a 'panini press', you will get similar results heating a heavy skillet or griddle. Spread the other side with RUSSIAN DRESSING or Dijon mustard. Layer with thin sliced lean corned beef, sliced Swiss cheese, top with well-drained sauerkraut. Place sandwich in pan and top with heavy iron skillet to weight sandwich down. Turn & grill on other side. Serve with a new dill pickle.


~ so called because it originally contained caviar ...

3 oz. mayonnaise

1 oz. chili sauce

1 Tbsp. minced onion or chives

1 tsp. lemon juice

1/2 tsp. Hungarian paprika

Simply combine.


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