I’m not Irish but I know a good holiday — and a great food holiday — when I see it. Here is a smattering of delicious recipes geared toward St. Patricks’ Day, or any time you have a yearning for any one of these Irish classics.
These are but a few of the greatest hits – Irish Soda Bread is so easy to pull together, no yeast, no kneading, these flaky scones would be perfect for breakfast or maybe a little tea break later in the day, and you can’t go wrong with Shepherd’s Pie or Corned Beef and Cabbage for dinner (especially this version, which is made in a slow cooker). And speaking of cabbage, that’s kind of a non-negotiable St. Patrick’s Day offering, but you have many choices of how to prepare this versatile, inexpensive, hardy, and downright delicious vegetable.
Can’t decide? Me neither. So I may have to work my way through the list over the next week – there’s a saying that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day (and also a song), and I’m all in on that thought.