Okay guys, I need help with a school assignment regarding traditional Irish Food.

EliEli Senior MemberPosts: 3,074 Senior Member
My clinical group at school has to do a culture project on Ireland.

I've been "volunteered" to cook something, and I'm not allowed to bring alcohol onto school property. :tooth:


What are some of your favorite Irish dishes/recipes, especially ones that'll be easy to sample out small portions on disposable dinnerware, to 90 or so students?

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  • SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Senior Member Posts: 5,458 Senior Member
    Shepards pie?
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  • ghostsniper1ghostsniper1 Banned Posts: 2,645 Senior Member
    Dude. You know who to come to with this kind of stuff. My family came here from Northern Ireland in the early 1900's. my specialty is beer and potatoes lol. You have twice baked, whole fries, tater tots, baked, mashed, potatoe cakes and much much more. But just remember, taters out of a box are a mortal sin.
  • ghostsniper1ghostsniper1 Banned Posts: 2,645 Senior Member
    Easiest (and tastiest,) is simple mashed taters. Get a bag of Idaho potatoes and peel them. Chop them up into smallish bits and throw them into a large pot or kettle. Add water and a half stick of butter ( not margarine.) bring them to a boil until soft. Test that with a fork btw. Drain off excess water and proceed to mash them with a masher, large spoon, or even a mixer. Add about a cup of milk and a heaping spoon of butter and continue to mash/mix. Add salt, largely than sparingly until the texture and flavor is right on.
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,697 Senior Member
    Shepards pie?

    Let me be Frank................ummmm......no............Let me be Sam...........

    Its Shepherds Pie damnit!!!!!!!!!!

    ( Just doing my bit to keep the English language alive)
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  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 6,259 Senior Member
    Colcannon, similar to the English bubble and squeak.
    http://britishfood.about.com/od/recipeindex/r/colcannon.htm

    PS

    Potatoes.
    Curly kale or Spring cabbage.
    Scallions/spring onions,

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  • mkk41mkk41 Banned Posts: 1,932 Senior Member
    Traditional Irish 7-course meal;

    Bottle of Jamisons and a six-pack of Guinness.
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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,046 Senior Member
    shush wrote: »
    Colcannon, similar to the English bubble and squeak.
    http://britishfood.about.com/od/recipeindex/r/colcannon.htm

    PS

    Potatoes.
    Curly kale or Spring cabbage.
    Scallions/spring onions,

    This or boxty (potato pancakes.)
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,887 Senior Member
    Shepherds Pie is English in origin.

    But if Shepard made a pie would it be Shepherds Pie or Shepard's pie?
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  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,539 Senior Member
    There's the traditional corned beef and cabbage, but I really like shepherd's pie.
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  • alphasigmookiealphasigmookie Senior Member Posts: 8,570 Senior Member
    This or boxty (potato pancakes.)

    There's a national chain of Irish bars called Fado that makes boxty chips that they serve with a cheese dip. Doubt it's traditional irish, but sure as heck is tasty! They also serve them stuffed sort of like a quesadillia

    Shepard's pie is always good too. Prefer mine with lamb rather than beef.
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,660 Senior Member
    Irish stew and soda bread. Can't get more traditional than that.
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  • SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Senior Member Posts: 5,458 Senior Member
    Fisheadgib wrote: »
    There's the traditional corned beef and cabbage, but I really like shepherd's pie.

    The corned beef would be easy. You can even get it at the grocery with everything needed but the cabbage. I love cabbage.
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 25,715 Senior Member
    Shepherd's pie, corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, thin potato pancakes made from leftover mashed potatoes and some gravy to go with. MMmmmmmm! :drool: Y'all are flinging a craving on me. None of it is hard to make, and sure tastes good!
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,549 Senior Member
    Irish enchiladas with Irish salsa verde on top.
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  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,074 Senior Member
    Thanks guys, I believe that I'll go with the Shepard's Pie. It will be relatively easy to make, and also it will be convenient to make two or three disposable baking dishes full, so I don't have to worry about somebody making off with my pyrex.
  • mkk41mkk41 Banned Posts: 1,932 Senior Member
    Cool Christmas tune by the Clancy Brothers. Tells ya of all the ingredients for a traditional Irish Christmas feast.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMpJ2t9D8Yo



    On the road the frost is glistening.
    People stream from Midnight Mass.
    Friendly candles glow in windows.
    Strangers greet you as you pass.
    Home then to the laden table;
    Ham and goose and pints of beer,
    Whisky handed 'round in tumblers,
    Christmas comes but once a year!

    Puddings made with eggs and treacle,
    Seeded raisins and ground suet,
    Sated breadcrumbs and mixed spices,
    Grated rind and plenty fruit,
    Cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg,
    Porter, brandy, and old ale.
    Don't forget the wine and whisky!
    Christmas comes but once a year!

    Women fussing in the kitchen,
    Lay the food on every plate.
    Men impatient in the hallway,
    Guinness and porter while we wait.
    Who cares if we work tomorrow?
    Now's the time to spread good cheer!
    Pass the punch around the table!
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  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,768 Senior Member
    for 90 people? I'd probably make the stew
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