Written by Zach “Chef” Dalton
March 17th is a day widely known for the fondness of the color green. Many people will want to go out to bars and restaurants to celebrate the color green and Irish heritage but due to COVID-19 it is advised against that. That’s alright though because here are five nifty recipes to pay homage to Ireland.
1.) Corned Beef- This is the most traditional of traditional items to eat on St. Patrick’s Day. Corned beef is available to buy at most grocery stores and is fairly easy to cook and it pairs excellently with cabbage.
2.) Shepherd’s Pie- This meal is one that seems appetizing on the outside, but meat and potatoes to soak in the juice is enough to make one’s mouth water. Top all of that off with a golden breaded crust and this Irish pie is a hit!
3.) Full Irish Breakfast- This is a great way to kick off your St. Patty’s Day. To be “full Irish” requires the following: sausage, eggs, bacon, Fadge or potato bread, and a nice cup of tea. Of course you can customize to better fit your appetite but if you want to go the whole nine yards (or meters in Ireland) you’ll need to follow the blueprint.
4.) Pint of Guinness- *This is only for those of you that are of the legal drinking age, which is 21 here in America, not 18 as some might argue since it is an European holiday. I have had debates and made snide comments to those who spend their 17th drinking, but it is all in good fun. I know that beer is an important part of Irish culture, but it is not green beer. Guinness is the drink of choice for those who want to truly tap (pun intended) into Irish drinking.
5.) Irish Bread Pudding- If you take anything away from this piece, please let it be this: make or buy Irish bread pudding. If you find yourself with some leftover bread and alcohol, create this dessert. You will not regret it.
So, there are a few dishes or things to add into your St. Patrick’s Day meals that will keep you in the spirit and break up any other traditions you have going on. From everyone here at the Brackety-Ack: happy St. Patrick’s Day and please celebrate responsibly. Erin go braugh!