Easily one of our favorite things about St. Patrick’s Day is the food! If you’ve never tried authentic Irish dishes, you’re missing out. To help you out, we’ve rounded up some classic recipes that you can try out at home.
1. Easy Boiled Dinner | delish
The St. Patrick’s Day go-to, it's easy to see why this meal is so popular. It’s cheap, easy to make, and can feed an army. If you’ve never tried a boiled dinner, you’ve got to give it a try!
2. Favorite Irish Stew | Taste of Home
If boiled dinner isn’t really your thing, give an authentic Irish stew a try. Traditionally made with lamb, it can easily be substituted with beef.
3. Authentic Irish Colcannon | the view from great island
Colcannon is a simple dish which is essentially mashed potatoes mixed with kale, cabbage, or green onions with lots of milk/cream and butter.
Though served year round, colcannon is actually a Halloween staple for the Irish, which is served molded into a ring with prizes hidden inside. The prizes foretell of the fortune the lucky (or unlucky) diner may have. Find a ring or coin in your colcannon and you can expect a marriage proposal or great wealth in your future, a button or thimble however will mean you’ll stay single for the upcoming year.
4. Irish Soda Bread | Gimmie Some Oven
We prefer our soda bread with raisins, but you can always leave them out of this delicious, dense bread, best served with a generous smear of good quality butter.
5. My Mum’s Irish Apple Cake | Bigger Bolder Baking
Nothing brings back memories of an Irish granny quite like an apple cake, which is probably why it tastes best with crisp granny smith apples!
6. Green Food for St. Patrick’s Day | Pinterest
When all else fails, just dye it green! Kids have a blast dying their favorite foods the color of shamrocks. Try serving dinner with a glass of green milk, food colored chocolate chip cookies, or green jello or pudding. Give Pinterest a try for endless inspiration on fun and playful St. Patrick’s Day treats.