St Patrick’s Day is upon us again! The humble beginnings of the celebrations in the Irish motherland have expanded into a worldwide phenomenon which now sees Irish culture being celebrated in a variation of cultures as far reaching as Mumbai and Montserrat in the Caribbean.
Although the drinking and the dressing up is very much part of the celebrations, the splendour of Irish food is at the heart of the frivolities which sees the potato as lead ingredient. We thought we’d share our favourite traditional Irish Recipes from the potato.ie archive so you can celebrate St Patrick’s Day in proper Irish style! Check them out below!
This hearty dish is made up of sensational flavours, tender chunks and rooster potatoes which are all brought together by a rich wine/beefy stock. A proper Irish stew demand times to brew, and this here is no exception. In order to achieve the best results you need to set 1½ - 2 hours of simmering time which allows the beef to develop a lovely tender consistency.
These are delicious snacks to bring to the table. The consistency which is birthed as a result of the colliding potato and cheese ingredients is irresistible to say the least. These can also be seasoned in any way you like; try a little bit of chilli, it’s a real treat!
The main ingredient of lamb lends itself well to hot pot style dishes. This particular method finds the potatoes being added to the top of the mix in the cooking process, this allows the spuds to absorb some of the lovely lamb and rosemary flavours mingling beneath.
The fantastic presentation of this cottage pie is enough to knock anybody off their feet, but there’s an easy and achievable method to this awesome dish. The thatched effect is a result of grated potato and rosemary which roofs a tremendous mix of ingredients including beef, carrots and tomato.
Soup is another dish the Irish do particularly well! In this particular recipe the spud, chicken and a host of seasoning and veg mingle in a fantastic chicken stock. This dish goes particularly well with a sprinkling of fresh parsley and a slice of fresh bread!
There’s not much better out there than a roast potato that strikes the perfect balance between a crispy outside and fluffy, piping hot inside. An essential part of any roast, getting your spuds spot on can make or break the meal so make sure to follow these tips on how to make roast potatoes shine every time.
Hitting the perfect spot between fries and roast potatoes, wedges are a great accompanying dish to a main meal but also works on its own as a fulfilling portion of taste and spud satisfaction. The key notes to hit when cooking up wedges is a good standard of softness and crispiness at the same time. Achieve this with the following hints and tips on spud greatness!