The Melaniff Family Cookbook
Homemade Corned Beef
Posted for Cedric Rotmeuller of Fairlane, South Africa
4 Qt Water
1 C Salt
1 t Saltpeter
2 - 4 Lb Beef Brisket
12 Cloves Garlic
3 T Pickling Spices
8 Bay Leaves
Boil water. Add salt and saltpeter, stir to dissolve and set aside to cool.
Place meat in a large plastic container.
Pour salt water over meat and add garlic, pickling spices and bay leaves.
Submerge meat. Set a clean plate on top of the meat.
Place a clean mayonnaise jar full of water on top of the plate.
Refrigerate or set in a cool place for 3 weeks.
Drain and remove bay leaves before cooking. 1998