As I tried to find a way to describe this dish to a friend I came up the perfect explanation “It’s kinda like a low country boil, only with corned beef and cabbage instead of crawdads…” So rather than call it a New England Boil, because I’ve never been to New England, I’m calling it an Irish Boil, because I’m making it for St Patrick’s Day – and because I can :).
A lot of families like to have special meals for St Patrick’s Day. Me, I like a good Reuben for lunch. Well, that is any day though. I’m pretty sure I could eat a Reuben every day of the week and not get tired of it. I could also eat an entire skillet of fried cabbage by myself if given half the chance. But I digress…Today I am bringing you a simple recipe for a complete St Patrick’s Day dinner which you can make on your stovetop or slow cooker (crock pot). A meal in one where you dump the ingredients and turn the heat on – how easy is that?
- Corned Beef (3-4 pounds)
- New Potatoes
- Baby Carrots (Or whole carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped)
- Pickling spice