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Cheesy Seafood Bake

Cheesy Seafood Bake

Firm white fish pairs deliciously with shrimp when baked in a creamy cheese casserole.  Seafood cheese bake is a favorite Irish recipe, and here’s my version of this traditional dish. When my mom cooked a seafood bake she liked to use cod and was not a big fan of shrimp or prawns as they are […]

Ireland Is Not Just About Potatoes Anymore

Elena Clancy

When I departed Ireland for the United States in the late 1980’s, I left behind a monocultural society. In the early part of the new millennium over half a million plus immigrants moved to my homeland, and with them they brought a new vibrancy, cultural flair, diversity and a variety of new foods and recipes.  […]

Irish Cod Fish Cakes

Breaded fried fish cakes from Ireland

Fish cakes are Irish traditional fare at its very best, and are created by combining mashed potatoes, flaked cooked fish and herbs, then formed into individual cakes, and coated in bread crumbs before frying. This is a perfect recipe for using left over mashed potatoes, if such a thing ever exists. But don’t worry you […]

Irish American Mom’s Top Ten Recipes

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With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, I thought why not review my recipes to see which ones are most popular with readers. And so I’ve come up with my Top Ten Recipes of all time. Believe it or not, all of the most viewed recipes on my site are Irish recipes. Well, I […]

Creamy Chicken And Mushroom Stuffed Boxty

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Irish boxty is a potato pancake made with grated raw potato, mashed potato, flour, buttermilk and baking soda.  In recent years the popularity of boxty has soared with the introduction of thinner boxty pancakes wrapped around savory fillings. My version of this delectable Irish delight comes with a filling of chicken, mushrooms, bacon and white […]

Tayto Crisps

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Tayto cheese and onion crisps are a favorite Irish snack. These highly seasoned potato chips boast a very distinctive flavor, and are perfect with a pint of beer. A sharp cheddar taste explosion with overpowering onion strains, combines with deep fried potato slivers, creating a taste of Ireland I absolutely adore. No American chip tantalizes […]

Irish Hot Whiskey

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Cold and flu season is upon us. But fear not! Ireland boasts a traditional cure for notorious winter viruses.  Of course, the Irish answer to chills and fevers is none other than a hot whiskey. Whiskey’s medicinal properties are probably why it got its name “uisce beatha”, or water of life? In Scotland the preferred […]

Drop Scones

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Drop scones are small, thick pancakes, so named because they are made by dropping spoonfuls of batter on to a hot griddle or frying pan. I loved drop scones when I was a little girl. Lemon and sugar pancakes, which are more like crêpes, featured on our Pancake Tuesday menu, but on other days we […]

How To Light A Christmas Pudding

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When I was a little girl in Ireland I loved when my mom set our Christmas pudding alight. Our annual pyrotechnic show was achieved quite simply, using a candle, a metal spoon, a dollop of brandy and one piping hot plum pudding. Lighting a plum pudding is accomplished using brandy, whiskey or rum. I like […]

Shortbread or Petticoat Tails

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Shortbread is originally from Scotland, but like many tasty Gaelic treats, Irish people have shared a love of shortbread with their Scottish neighbors for centuries. And the best shortbread in the world is baked with creamy butter made from grass fed cows such as Irish Kerrygold butter. Shortbread biscuits are simple at first glance – […]

Carrot And Parsnip Mash

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Mashed carrots and parsnips were a frequent dinnertime side in our house when I was a little girl.  And let me confess, I hated the mixture.  But no matter how much I begged my Mom to spare me this weekly “treat”, these root vegetables regularly appeared alongside my roast chicken and potatoes. “Just one bite!” […]