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We do a dish called champ, it is potatoes boiled, then water drained, then add spring onions that have been boiled in small amount of milk. Mix both together and add butter or a raw egg, salt and pepper. This was a favourite dish and still is when we where young and living in Belfast Northern Ireland.
I LOVE Colcannon! I first saw it on PBS made by an Irish cook, then our Electric Cooperative printed it in the Rural Missourian magazine, I use cabbage and diced ham bits with the mashed potatoes. I plan to make it Saturday with Irish Soda bread.
Excellent recipes and so easy!!
I would think Potato Leek soup, too. I’m all about the spuds!
Baking my corned beef this year with hot honey mustard and cloves. This cabbage dish sounds delicious…and of course,the Irish coffee with brown sugar. CHEERS.
Whether corned beef is Irish or Irish-American, today in South Carolina the price of brisket is exorbitant. I am not buying and I am half Irish-American.
Had to stop by to see all the Irish recipes (or Irish American) and just fyi – corned beef has a long history in Ireland. It’s likely that a part of the reason Corned Beef became popular with the early Irish Immigrants who came over in the time of the troubles, is that as they became more prosperous, they could afford the corned beef…maybe serving it was a bit of thumbing their nose at poverty and the circumstances they had faced back home.
Regardless, it’s delish & I, for one, love it!!
Mollie, thanks for that bit of history. I also thought it was strictly an American connection.
Yes, Mollie — thank you for this! So interesting!
I spent two weeks in Ireland back in 1990, and I drove all around the coast in the Republic from Dublin back to Dublin again. I never met a single person who’d ever eaten corned beef, and everything I’ve ever read said brisket was unheard of in Ireland during the Troubles because the Irish then couldn’t afford beef. Instead, it was something picked up from their equally poor and thrifty Jewish neighbors in the North East of America. Interesting that you say this, Molly.
It’s worth a read up if you have a passion for food history. And you’re right about the Irish and their Jewish neighbors; can we just mention the Reuben Sandwich?!!
I, for one, am so glad to be living not only where I live, but also “when.” :) I’m so looking forward to trying that Guinness Bread with Molasses! I hope you had a happy St. Paddy’s Day!
You must know that Molasses is not also part of Ireland. That may also be USA.
I am cooking some of this stuff!
You do realize corned beef has no connection whatsoever to Ireland. Maybe Boston or New York, but not Ireland.
Yes, we specify that it’s part of the Irish-American tradition. Thanks!
I lived in Ireland and worked in a butcher shop in Dublin. The butcher had huge vats (hogs heads) that he brined inferior cuts of meats in order to sell them. Hence corned beef.
According to the Smithsonian article corned beef was developed in Ireland, just wasn’t associated with St. Paddy’s day…