Irish coleslaw is a creamy, crunchy delight that’s perfect for summer feasting, barbecues, and pot-luck get-togethers. Irish coleslaw! You probably think I’ve lost my mind. You may believe there’s nothing Irish about the origins of coleslaw. And you would be correct! Except we do like our cabbage in Ireland. Coleslaw is not a traditional Irish […]
Irish Side Dishes
Irish dinners are often accompanied by a potato side dish and one or two vegetable sides. Here I'll share all my favorite potato recipes and some typically Irish veggie sides such as carrot and parsnip mash, and cabbage.
Cod and parsley sauce is a simple, traditional Irish meal, often eaten on Fridays in years gone by when fish was off limits for Catholics. This is a taste of my childhood, and when made with really fresh fish it’s truly satisfying. The cod is dredged in seasoned flour before frying, then smothered in a […]
Champ is a potato specialty in Ireland and is one of my favorite side dishes. Delicious and easy, champ is made by warming chopped green onions in milk before mixing them through mashed potatoes. Topped with a knob of melting butter these onion laced spuds ooze with buttery goodness. We Irish love our spuds and […]
Everyday vegetables in Ireland are simply boiled or steamed and tossed with a little butter before serving, but for special occasions like Christmas or Thanksgiving I like to make veggie side dishes a little extra special by adding an extra layer of flavor. And my cider glazed carrots are no exception. Hard cider, a sweet […]
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!” […]