St. Patrick’s Day is known for bringing out the Irish in just about everyone. The urge to drink pints of Guinness at 8 a.m., wear green and kiss random people because they claim Irish decent competes only with the urge to cook and consume traditional Irish fare.
So, whether you are of Irish decent or are Irish for a day, here is a great meal plan for the greenest day of the year!
Recipe Link: Irish Coffee Recipe
This recipe makes two in a half quarts of Irish lamb stew which is plenty to share with your new Irish-ish friends. Break out your Dutch oven and the Worcestershire sauce and have fun trying to pronounce ‘Worcestershire’ while topping off a pint.
Recipe Link: Irish Stew Recipe
Corned Beef Brisket with Cabbage
No Irish eyes will smile if they don’t have corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s day! This easy to prepare recipe takes the chore out of the traditional dish and uses items most have in their pantry already!
Recipe Link: Corned Beef Brisket with Cabbage Recipe
Wow a few lasses with this 30 minute shepherd’s pie recipe from the FoodNetwork. It calls for more Worcestershire sauce and chefs are advised to eyeball the serving which may be difficult if one is seeing double.
Recipe Link: Shepherd’s Pie Recipe
Called an “Irish Potato Pancake” one doesn’t have to eat it in the morning for breakfast, in fact this would be a perfect mid-day snack or side dish for dinner. The key to a great boxty is getting the pan temperature just right: too hot and they’ll cook too fast and burn on the outside, too cool and they’ll take forever and lose their umph.
Recipe Link: Boxty Recipe
St. Patrick’s Colcannon
Another fantastic potato dish, this combines red potatoes, cabbage, green onions and corned beef. Stand alone as a main dish or as an additional side, it’s a dish that reheats well for March 18 meals. It’s okay to drool.
Recipe Link: St. Patrick’s Colcannon Recipe
Irish Soda Bread
Recipe Link: Irish Soda Bread Recipe
Irish Cream Mint Cookies
Recipe Link: Irish Cream Mint Cookies Recipe
Using a few pantry staples and sure-to-be plentiful Irish ingredients it is easy to create a lucky Irish meal.