Hello Chefs! Each march 17 is celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, the St. Patrick’s Day. He is the patron saint of Ireland but with time, this festival has become increasingly popular in Spain and in the rest of the world. Do you know to tell us some of the dishes most popular irish Saint Patrick’s Day? We are going to teach.
Some cities, such as New York feel a great affinity for Ireland and its customs. For this reason, the streets are dressed in green, is filled with shamrocks, leprechauns, and people drink pints of Guinness.
Ireland is known worldwide for its black beer type Stout that is the characteristic, so if you want to know more about it, in the following article you will find all about the beer.
On Saint Patrick’s Day the irish remember their pattern. Saint Patrick was a young roman catholic missionary 16 years old when she was kidnapped a few pirates and these forced him to live 6 years in Ireland. The story tells that when he escaped, became a priest and spent 30 years of his life to traveling the country to evangelize its inhabitants.
The day of his death, on the 17th of march, was taken as a reason to celebrate being irish and to share their customs with the world.
And what are those customs? One of them is to cook the traditional meal of Saint Patrick’s.
Starts with cabbage as a starter. Then you will be served Irish Stew, a stew of meat and vegetables, with potatoes and shallots as an accompaniment. For dessert, some delicious scones called Scones. And all this, of course, accompanied with large amounts of irish beer.
1. Irish Stew, stew irish for excellence
It is considered one of the most famous dishes of Ireland. As we discussed above, is a meat stew of lamb accompanied by potatoes, onion and parsley.
2. Colcannon as a side dish
It is a simple mashed potatoes with onions, cabbage, butter, salt and pepper. Is often served as an accompaniment in some dishes of meat or fish.
3. Boxty, a cake of potatoes
His recipe consists of grate to a certain amount of potatoes and mix them with other ingredients, such as beaten eggs, flour, onions, salt, pepper and a cup of milk. Then fry each portion in a pan with oil. The result should be similar to a pancake crispy, golden color.
In Ireland they have a saying related to this dish: Boxty on the griddle, Boxty in the pan, if you can’t make boxty, you’ll never get a man, which translated means: “Boxty in the griddle, boxty in the pan, if you can’t make boxty, never man you’re going to be”.
4. Beef and Guinness Stew, beef stew and Guinness
It is a meat stew of beef, prepared with black beer Guinness. Is another classic dish of the cuisine of ireland. Pairs perfectly with a pint.
5. Coddle, the expression “cooking with love”
It is a simple stew made with sausage, onion and bacon, on a bed of potatoes.
Most of the main dishes of the irish cuisine are the soups and the main ingredient is the potato (Look at that 4 recipes of potatoes in the oven you bring). This is due to the fact that in the EIGHTEENTH century the majority of the population became poor and as a result, the potato was closely linked to Ireland.
In our section of Meat Recipes you’ll find more ideas, like the dishes, delicious with potatoes, to take advantage of these last days of winter that still likes to eat hot dishes.