Corned beef is meant to serve a crowd. But what if you want to scale it down this year? You shouldn't have to skip this St. Patrick's Day staple just because you're only cooking for two or three.
Fortunately, you don't have to. Though we haven’t put the concept to the usual test kitchen rigor, I posed this scaling-down question to two people who have prepared their fair share of corned beef: Test Cook Lan Lam, who developed Cook’s Illustrated’s recipe for Home-Corned Beef with Vegetables, and Executive Food Editor Dan Zuccarello, who oversaw the development of the Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner recipe from The Complete Slow Cooker.