11 Irish Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

A melting pot of culinary gold to bring you good luck this year

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.Farideh Sadeghin
Irish Hot Chocolate
Irish Hot Chocolate
Salted hot milk chocolate is enhanced with just a touch of Irish whiskey and a generous dollop of whipped cream.Maxime Iattoni
Bean and Sausage Stew
Irish Bean and Sausage Stew
At Gubbeen Farm, a 250-acre coastal plot of land in West Cork, an Irish twist on French cassoulet results in a flavorful, brothy stew of lima beans and thin Irish pork sausages.Matt Taylor-Gross
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Justin Bogle, chef at New York City restaurant Gilt, says "I associate this dish with my childhood and the meals my mom served on Sundays. Boiled meat, boiled cabbage, boiled potatoes -- I love the simplicity of it. Good and filling. Forgiving. Sometimes even chefs want to cook a dish that's hard to screw up."Todd Coleman
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.Penny De Los Santos
Irish Coffee Riff
Irish Coffee Riff Cocktail
Drew Hamm at Henry's in Chicago makes a toasty spin on the traditional Irish coffee by adding Flor de Cana rum and a cinnamon syrup to the usual Irish whiskey base.Matt Taylor-Gross
Irish Coffee Bread
Irish Coffee Soda Bread
Espresso powder adds a jolt to this sleepy soda bread. We love it as toast for a breakfast sandwich or to mop up rich sauces alongside a dinner roast.Matt Taylor-Gross
Donegal Oatcakes
Donegal Oatcakes
Perfect with butter for breakfast or as a snack, traditional Irish oatcakes also keep for ages when stored in an air-tight tin.Kristin Perers
Irish Cream
Homemade Irish Cream
Cream, whiskey, vanilla, and coffee combine with sweetened condensed milk for a silky-smooth alternative to store-bought Irish cream. We love it added to coffee, used to sweeten cake frosting, or just on its own, enjoyed over a little ice.Cory Baldwin
Scones
Sultana Scones
Decadent sultana scones require the richest butter you can find, such as Ireland's Kerrygold, available at most supermarkets.Christopher Hirsheimer
Chocolate Coconut Balls
Chocolate Coconut Balls
This great recipe from Moonstruck restaurant showcases the bite-size coconut cream balls rolled in cinnamon, sugar, and cocoa.Matt Taylor-Gross
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 Spring Onion Soup
Potato 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 Spring Onion Soup »Christopher Hirsheimer