Here on potato.ie we celebrate the versatility of the humble spud in a variation of dishes from across the globe. This week we’re looking back at the humble spud’s roots in Ireland to celebrate St Patrick’s Day!
Potatoes are a staple ingredient in Irish food. Here are some wonderful recipes from the homeland in time for the big day.
Mmm…what could be better than hash browns? This delicious dish finds the humble spud surrounded by the flavoursome ingredients of bacon, onion and cabbage – a mix typical of Irish cuisine. The dish is a wonderful home-comfort recipe which can be enjoyed at any time of the day whether it’s for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Be sure to get your bacon and spuds lovely and crispy!
Check out the video of this recipe below.
Another wonderful use of the traditional mix of Irish ingredients, here the tantalising tastes of potato, bacon and cabbage are locked into a gratin specially created for St Patrick’s Day 2017. Learn how to create the gratin and how to beckon out the wonderful range of ingredients in a delectable, creamy consistency. You’ll need to ensure the breadcrumbs are cooked until they are golden on top for best results!
Dive into the video of this recipe below.
St Patrick’s Day is a wonderful excuse to whip out the slow cooker and simmer up a stew. Here’s a recipe featuring some classic stewing ingredients including beef, carrots, potato and thyme. The mixture of beef stock and red wine adds a warm and rich heart allowing the dish to live up to its ‘hearty’ title. The great thing about stews is most of the work is done in the absence of the cooker leaving you with some time to kick back and enjoy the St Patrick’s Day frivolities.
Another home comfort the Irish are great at is soup! This recipe is full of delicious chunks of chicken and potatoes in a wonderful broth made up of stock, garlic, leeks and parsley. This is comfort food at it's finest!
As far as cooking skills go, boiling potatoes is not perhaps the most adventurous, but what they lack in glamour they more than make up for in versatility and usefulness! Whether you’re boiling some up for a salad or serving as a simple side-dish with garlic butter, you’ll want to make sure you get them just right!