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                                CORNED BEEF
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Meats
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    8       lb           Brisket -- boneless
    1       c            Salt
      1/2   ts           Sugar
    2       tb           Mixed pickling spices
    1                    Garlic -- the whole head
      1/4   ts           Saltpeter
    1       pn           Alum
   This recipe is 'supposedly' from GREENWALD'S SUPER DELICATESSEN,
   Louisville, KY. It was in LOVE AND KNISHES; Sara Kasdan; 1956. Sara says it
   comes from a 'hamish' deli; (very homelike) in a poor neighobrhood.
   Doubtful it still exists. And my copy of the book is on its way out too!!!
   OK here goes...Place brisket in a large stoneware crock and cover
   completely with water. Add remaining ingredients, stirring to distribute
   them evenly (I   would add more garlic and more peppercorns; never enough
   in the mix) Let it stand at room temp for 4 days. place in the fridge for
   16 days.   Remove from the crock and place in a large kettle. Cover with
   boiling water and boil for 1 1/2 hours. Turn off heat and let stand in
   water in which it has cooked for at least 2 hours. Remove meat to another
   deep kettle. Place in sink and let cold waater run into the kettle (not
   directly ON the meat) for 1 hour. (this seals the meat juices) Remove
   brisket from the water and refrigerate unntil ready to use. If you serve
   hot; steanm...do NOT boil. Well let me add that she quotes Mr. Greenwald.
   “You have to be crazy to go to all this trouble when you can buy at
   Greenwald’s fancy new delicatessen.” Mr. Greenwald is right...you HAVE TO
   BE CRAZY; but if you can't get it any other way...this sounds KOSHER to me.
   Perhaps one of our great Kosher cooks can come up with a more modern
   method, <grin>!!!  Oh yes, the deli moved after WWII to the Highland
   section...a fancy, 'shmancy' neighborhood.
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