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Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Fat Irishman Corned Beef Sandwich

St. Patrick's Day is always a celebrated holiday at our house due to the McMillan ancestor who decided that undergoing a 4 month trip across the Atlantic was preferable to starving in Ireland.  

In the past we've had corned beef dinners, corned beef panninis, an authentic Irish breakfast, shepherd's pie, Irish coffee.....you see where this is going. This year's meal was only going to have Sweet Harold and yours truly in attendance, so we decided to build a sandwich that incorporated corned beef, Irish cheddar, potatoes, cabbage and tomatoes. After I posted the pictures on Facebook and started a "Name the Sandwich" contest, here is the result: The Fat Irishman

I cooked a nice corned beef in the crock pot all day Wednesday and let it get nice and cold in the fridge overnight. This made it very easy to slice with the meat slicer. 

The bread was a loaf from the grocery story bakery which we thick sliced and added a nice layer of coarse grain mustard. I heated some sliced corned beef under the broiler just long enough to melt the Irish cheddar.

Then in the interest of time and because Sweet Harold was starving, I cooked a nice pan of Ore Ida crinkle cuts instead of frying potatoes. Add a nice pile of these to the base of the sandwich.

I mixed about 2 parts of cider vinegar with 1 part canola oil and added some caraway seeds, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Tossed that with a nice helping of thinly shredded green cabbage. I let it blend while the fries cooked. Then added a nice heaping helping on top of the fries.

A couple of thinly sliced ripe tomatoes


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