The Best Potato Dishes Come From Ireland

From colcannon to potato galette to tender potato bread, Irish cooks make the best potatoes

The humble potato has a special place in Irish food. All along the Emerald Isle's coast, potatoes are incredibly versatile. Ireland's potato recipes are hearty, filling, and comforting. Great for mashed potatoes, casseroles, and potato bread. Make easy St. Patrick's Day recipes to bring to the potluck. We've rounded up our favorite Irish potato recipes here.

Haddock and Cheddar Mash

Haddock and Cheddar Mash
The haddock and cheddar mash at Dublin's The Winding Stair restaurant represents the best of Ireland: sea, dairy, and spud. Get the recipe for Haddock and Cheddar Mash »Romulo Yanes

Potato and Spring Onion Soup

Potato and Spring Onion Soup
Though it may seem French inspired, this soup is based on two of the most basic vegetables of the traditional Irish diet and recalls the vegetable dish called champ—potatoes mashed with greens (often scallions). Get the recipe for Potato and Spring Onion Soup »Christopher Hirsheimer

Irish Potato Galette

Irish Potato Galette
Simple to prepare, but sophisticated in look and taste, this dish is the perfect accompaniment to any entree. Get the recipe for Irish Potato Galette »Melanie Acevedo

Colcannon

Colcannon
Leave it to the potato-loving Irish to dream up colcannon, spuds mashed with finely chopped cabbage and enriched with lots of cream. Get the recipe for Colcannon »Penny De Los Santos

Irish Potato Bread

Irish Potato Bread
These squares of crispy potato flatbread are similar to potato farls, the fried potato bread that's a traditional part of the Northern Irish breakfast known as an Ulster Fry. Get the recipe for Irish Potato Bread »Farideh Sadeghin

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned Beef and Cabbage
The recipe for this traditional Irish dish calls for brining beef brisket for 5 days to "corn" it. If you want to omit this step, buy 5 lbs. of corned beef from your butcher and proceed to step two. Get the recipe for Corned Beef and Cabbage »Todd Coleman
Cabbage and Bacon Pie

Cabbage and Bacon Pie

In Ireland, the term bacon is used loosely; the meat in this casserole is actually ham. Get the recipe for Cabbage and Bacon Pie »Christopher Hirsheimer