Looking for a lucky recipe to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Consider this list your new pot of gold.
St. Patrick’s Day is of course celebrated with beer (and lots of it) around the world. But consider adding a comforting and traditional Irish meal to your celebration plans. Many of these dishes are adjustable, so put your own spin on it by swapping an ingredient or making a unique side dish to serve alongside it.
Sausage and Mash
A classic Irish dish (known as Bangers and Mash in the UK), enjoy hearty sausages (grilled of course) with creamy mashed potatoes. Nothing wrong with enjoying the classics to celebrate a holiday! Check out this recipe for an authentic version.
Irish Soda Bread
Soda bread is a quick bread that requires no yeast, and has a texture similar to a biscuit. The rising comes from the buttermilk and baking soda instead, leaving it dense but soft on the inside!
Try it with butter or jam for a sweet breakfast or side dish.
A deceptively simple recipe for such a flavorful dish, Shepherd’s pie uses ingredients you likely already have in your pantry.
Ground lamb or beef, sauteed with onions, garlic, tomato paste, and a choice of veggies such as peas, carrots, or corn. Top with mashed potatoes to assemble like a casserole, and bake until golden brown.
Homemade Irish Cream
Make your own Bailey’s at home with a simple recipe! You can enjoy it on the rocks, add a splash in your coffee or hot chocolate, and use it to top off desserts. All you need is a blender!
Take your cream or half and half, condensed milk, instant coffee, vanilla, and mix on low speed. Add your Irish whiskey of choice and voila!
Half and Half
A popular order in Irish bars, as the name suggests the half and half is equal parts pale ale and dark stout beer. This drink is perfect to impress friends if you’re hosting, or to snap a picture for your social media! (no recipe necessary for this one!)
Don’t forget to wear green while cooking, or you might get pinched by a leprechaun!