Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday Breakfast

I love corned beef and cabbage. I think I might "love it" because I only eat it once a year.
I know that I could eat it more often, (if I did, tho, I might just like it ) but my husband doesn't like it, so he puts up with having it for St. Patrick's day, or around that time. One day a year is his limit.

This year, tho, due to a funny set of circumstances, we had it three times in one week. Even tho I claim to LOVE it, I was tired of it by the time last night rolled around.
And my poor husband....well...he was a great sport. We also had Irish Lamb Stew and Sheppherd's Pie this week. We were very Irish. (and we were also invited to friends homes where we had these Irish feasts this week, or I would have been posting all of these )

Last was at my supper table that we had our 3rd Corned Beef dinner. (I had invited friends a couple weeks before hand and couldn't back out of what I was fixing)
I cooked my corned beef in half water-half apple juice with a tsp of djon mustard and 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Not sure if it did anything extraordinary or not, but it was good.
I do a corned beef, potatoes, onions, carrots and then steam the cabbage on top.

I decided to make corned beef hash this morning. Or a quick variation of it anyway. I looked quickly on the "inter-net" and most recipes just called for potatoes, onion, corned beef... with a fried egg on top. Just what I wanted.
Alton Brown's recipe was a bit more complicated and I think he used the leftover cabbage in the hash...which is probably more accurate to the original, but I stuck with the simple today.

Speaking of "accurate" and "original", I forget that I have a cookbook "The Complete Book of Irish Country Cooking" by Darina Allen.
It has a corned beef recipe, but says that in Ireland, the dish is not as popular as it is in America.

And I think the fact that I made corned beef and cabbage last night meets a requirement of cooking from every cookbook I own. I'm crossing this off the list!

Back to my Corned Beef Hash. It was really good.... and really simple

This morning I took the leftover out of the fridge, grabbed an onion and some butter... ( corned beef looks gross cold )

Put some butter and oil in the bottom of a skillet, chopped the potatoes and onions, shredded the corned beef and fried them up. Some recipes said to make a gravy with cream, but I wanted to do the egg...and have the runny yoke run down into the fried potatoes. ( I understand that runny yokes are not for everyone. Too bad...your missing out.) (and sorry if the picture grosses you out)

Our Corned Beef Hash Breakfast

We had a nice evening with our friends....
they have a son who is in the 1st grade, the same age as our grandson. I love the honesty of kids....
I collect clocks (I don't know why..... and collection is probably not the right word. I have a quite a few clocks in my living room. I am just intrigues by the the workings of a clock and "time" )
Last night, Max says, "When I grow up, I'm only going to have ONE clock not 700 CLOCKS like Debbie.
I might have too many clocks.
I might have too many plants.
I might have too many books and cookbooks.
But one can never have too many laughs and that was good for a laugh last night.


HoneyB said...

Your breakfast looks really good and I am NOT an egg person! However, I would be willing to give it a try with the homemade corned beef hash!

Joie de vivre said...

Corned beef is not one of my favorites, but I have to admit, your breakfast hash does look appealing.

Cathy said...

I probably would get tired of corned beef and cabbage, but I'm craving it right now. I took a little vacation last week so didn't cook the usual St. Paddy's Day feast.

And your hash... fantastic. My stomach is growling.

Karen said...

Gosh, that hash looks delicious - and yes, give me a runny egg, too! Too funny about the clock remark. Ha... remember... kids say the darndest things! LOL

Lynda said...

This looks really good, and I'm not a corned beef lover. I have made it, but mine wasn't impressive.However, when I was young and had an apartment, my roommate and I loved to fix canned corn beef hash. Yours looks 100 times better! I would love this!

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