Corned Beef Hash


3 Cups Diced Corned Beef, recipe follows
3 Cups Diced Cooked Potatoes
1 Yellow Onion Finely Chopped
1 Green Pepper Finely Chopped
3 Tbsp Bacon Fat
2 Tbsp Butter
1 Tbsp Cajun Seasoning
Dash Cayenne
Salt & Pepper to Taste

In a pan over medium heat, saute peppers and onions in bacon fat and butter until translucent.

Add potatoes, Cajun seasoning, cayenne, salt and pepper to taste.  Stir mashing some of the potatoes in the process. Add corned beef and heat through.

Heat griddle on stove pop. Spray with cooking spray or butter.  Put a hand full of hash and smash with a spatula. Allow to brown and flip.  Cook other side until it’s also brown. 

Served topped with eggs over easy, yolk runny

1 Beef Brisket
1 Rutabaga
1 Large Carrot
1 Yellow Onion
2 Tbsp Minced Garlic
1 ½ Cups Kosher Salt
2 Tbsp Mustard Seeds
1 Tbsp Allspice
1 Tbsp Paprika
3 Tbsp Sugar
2 Tbsp Cracked Pepper
2 Tsp Thyme
1 Tsp Sage
2 Bay Leaves
Dash Cayenne

Mince rutabaga, carrot & onion in food processor.  Combine all other ingredients in bowl except for beef brisket. Add rutabaga mixture and mix.

Rub mixture on all sides of brisket and place in bag with remaining mixture. Close bag, squeezing as much air out as possible. Put in bowl and weight down (with foil covered brick). Set in bottom of refrigerator to cure. Turn and massage meat daily to insure mixture is penetrating all sides. Do this for 2-4 weeks (3 is ideal). Meat will harden somewhat.

Before cooking, soak brisket in large bowl of cold water for 24 hours, changing water several times, this will soften back up the meat and release the salt.

Boil in water seasoned with peppercorns, mustard seeds & bay leaf for approximately 2 hours until fork tender.

The Exchange Club of Mobile’s 13th Annual Luck of the Irish Cook Off is Saturday, March 15.  The event will be held at Bienville Square in Downtown Mobile from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  All proceeds will benefit the Family Center of Mobile.

The Family Center of Mobile helps strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect through education, training and support.

The 13th Annual Luck of the Irish Cook Off will feature local businesses, friends and families cooking their best Irish Stew or Corned Beef and Cabbage. In addition to the main cook off event that will knock your kilts off, there will be a parade at 1:00 p.m. as well as a children’s area that will entertain with jumps, slides, face painting and more. Irish entertainment such as pipers, Irish dancers, and folk music is also expected.

Ticket will be sold in advance. Admission is free for children 12 & under; advance tickets $10.00; general admission at the gate $15.00. For more details, contact Michael Fillers at 251-753-8011(Event Chair) or Lisa de Shazo 251-591-1077(Event Co-Chair) or visit

Elaine Sessions is an associate broker for Roberts Brothers, Inc. and has been in the real estate business for 35 years.  She is an active member of Dayspring Baptist Church where she sings in the choir and teaches 7th grade girls in Bible study.  She and her husband of 44 years, Al, also host a weekly Bible study in their home. Elaine is on the board at McKemie Place, a homeless shelter for women, which provides housing and training for women helping them get back to having productive lives.  Elaine is the leader of The Sessions Team, a group of 19 Realtors, who work together to help buyers and sellers has a smooth transaction in buying and selling all kinds of real estate.

Elaine has lived in Mobile County for 47 years and has a Master’s Degree in Math from the University of South Alabama.  She taught math in the public school system while building a career in real estate.  Now her entire focus is teaching and selling real estate.


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