Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday where you can get together with your
friends and enjoy some great Irish food.
Here are some great recipes for you to enjoy.
Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe
1 medium onion, cut into wedges
4 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 pound baby carrots
3 cups water
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 (3 pound) corned beef brisket with spice packet, cut in half
1 small head cabbage, cut into wedges
Place the onion, potatoes and carrots in a 5-qt. slow
cooker. Combine water, garlic, bay leaf, sugar, vinegar, pepper and
contents of spice packet; pour over vegetables. Top with brisket and
cabbage. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until meat and
vegetables are tender. Remove bay leaf before serving.
Irish Soda Bread Recipe
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
4 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons white sugar
2 cups buttermilk
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
In a large bowl, sift together all-purpose flour, salt and
baking soda. Add whole wheat flour and sugar; stir to combine. In a
separate bowl, mix together buttermilk, milk and oil.
Add milk mixture to flour mixture; mix just until
combined. Divide dough in half and form into two round, flat loaves.
Place loaves on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 375
degrees F (190 degrees C) and bake for an additional 25 to 30
minutes, until golden brown.
Irish Lamb Stew Recipe
1 1/2 pounds thickly sliced bacon, diced
6 pounds boneless lamb shoulder, cut into 2 inch pieces
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 cup water
4 cups beef stock
2 teaspoons white sugar
4 cups diced carrots
2 large onions, cut into bite-size pieces
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 bay leaves
1 cup white wine
Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium
high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside.
Put lamb, salt, pepper, and flour in large mixing bowl.
Toss to coat meat evenly. Brown meat in frying pan with bacon fat.
Place meat into stock pot (leave 1/4 cup of fat in frying
pan). Add the garlic and yellow onion and sauté till onion begins to
become golden. Deglaze frying pan with 1/2 cup water and add the
garlic-onion mixture to the stock pot with bacon pieces, beef stock,
and sugar. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
Add carrots, onions, potatoes, thyme, bay leaves, and wine
to pot. Reduce heat, and simmer covered for 20 minutes until
vegetables are tender.
Fried Irish Potato Farls Recipe
4 prepared potato bread farls
1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed
1 pinch salt
Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Gently fry potato
farls for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Season
with salt and serve immediately.
Irish Breakfast Recipe
6 thick slices bacon
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 small tomatoes, sliced
2 cups whole mushrooms
4 slices prepared soda bread
Lay the bacon slices in a single layer in a large skillet.
Fry over medium heat until it begins to get tinged with brown. Fry
on both sides. Remove from pan, but save grease.
Melt butter in skillet. Crack eggs into pan, being careful
not to break yolks. Place tomato slices, mushrooms, and bread in
pan. Fry gently, stirring mushrooms and tomatoes occasionally. Keep
everything separate. Turn bread over to brown on both sides.
When egg whites are set, but yolks are still runny, dish
half of everything onto each of 2 warmed plates, and serve
Irish Flag Cookie Recipe
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
In a large bowl, cream together butter and confectioners'
sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Mix well.
In a medium sized bowl, stir together the flour, baking
soda and cream of tartar. Blend into the butter mixture. Divide
dough into thirds and shape into balls.
Working with 1/3 of the dough at a time, roll out dough to
1/4 inch thick on a floured surface. With a knife, cut dough into
rectangles about 2 inches high by 3 inches long. (6 x 8 cm).
Place rectangles on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches
apart. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F (175 degrees C) oven until
lightly browned. Cool completely on wire rack.
Ice Cream Brownie Recipe
1 (20 ounce) package brownie mix
1/2 cup Irish cream liqueur
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons milk
2 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur
1 teaspoon brewed coffee
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup toffee baking bits (such as Heath Bits 'O Brickle®)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a
9x13 inch baking pan.
Stir together the brownie mix, the 1/2 cup Irish cream
liqueur, vegetable oil, and eggs. Spread in the prepared pan.
Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the
edges have started to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 30
minutes. Remove from oven to cool completely on a wire rack.
Place the milk, 2 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur, and
coffee in a small, microwave safe bowl. Microwave on High until the
mixture boils. Set aside to cool completely.
Beat the butter and confectioners' sugar with an electric
mixer in a bowl until smooth. Add the vanilla extract and the cooled
Irish cream mixture, and beat well. Spread evenly over the cooled
brownies. Sprinkle evenly with the toffee bits.
Ice Cream Macadamia Nut Pie
1 1/4 cups white sugar
1/2 tablespoon salt
3/4 cup butter
1 cup light corn syrup
3/4 cup Irish cream liqueur
1 1/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups macadamia nuts
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
Cream together eggs, salt, sugar, and butter or margarine.
Blend in corn syrup and liqueur. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
Pour filling into pie shell.
Bake in a preheated 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) oven for
1 1/2 hours, or until browned. Cool.
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