5 Obligatory Irish Foods You Should Be Eating on St. Patrick’s Day
Even if decking yourself in green on St. Patrick’s Day isn’t your thing, odds are you can get down with some traditional Irish foods. These hearty dishes are so good, we don’t wait around for to dig in — but we’re so glad to have another excuse.
Tyler Florence treats brisket to a flavor-packed brine, before slow-cooking it in a Dutch oven for hours on end. In the end, he achieves fall-apart you’ll want St. Patrick’s Day or any day.
For a comforting main dish that is the stick-to-your-ribs cure on any cold winter night, Melissa d’Arabian’s recipe for the meat-and-veg classic, , is a go-to. Pile a garlicky mashed potato topping, plus a good sprinkling of cheddar, over a meaty base fortified with dark beer for super-rich flavor.
Irish Soda Bread
Bread baking is notoriously a whole to-do, but Ina’s easy-to-make doesn’t call for any kneading, rising or waiting. Simply throw the ingredients in the mixer to bake a loaf that gains a subtle sweetness from orange zest and currants.
Serve up a traditional Irish side that one-ups mashed potatoes. Tyler Florence’s recipe is made with mashed potatoes and cabbage, and it’s killer against that corned beef you already have in the works.
Throughout history, plentiful and nutrient-rich cabbage has been a mainstay in Ireland. Ina Garten’s celebrates this sturdy vegetable, by sauteing it simply with butter, salt and pepper.
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