Our Best Irish Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day
These hearty, comforting dishes from the Emerald Isle are sure to satisfy, from corned beef and cabbage to soda bread
St. Patrick’s Day has changed quite a bit since it was made an official feast day in the early 17th century, especially with the Irish diaspora all over the world, but it’s still a celebration of Irish heritage and culture. And what better way to celebrate than with classic Irish food and drink? Corned beef and cabbage is practically synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day these days, and our next-level recipe teams impossibly tender salted meat with delicately poached winter vegetables beyond the usual cabbage, carrots, and potatoes. Or enjoy potatoes and cabbage in a different incarnation: mashed together and enriched with cream in colcannon. You also can’t go wrong with a steaming pot of Irish stew studded with slow-cooked chunks of lamb. Seeking a breakfast recipe for St. Patrick’s Day? Look no further than this loaf of superlative soda bread—it’s spiked with Irish whiskey and espresso powder—or this batch of potato farls satisfyingly fried in bacon fat. And be sure to top everything off with Irish coffee or Irish cream (or if you feel like bucking tradition, maybe even a green cocktail). Here, we’ve rounded up our favorite classic Irish recipes for all your St. Patrick’s Day festivities.
Irish Brown Bread Ice Cream with Butterscotch Sauce