Irish recipes provide a wide variety of dishes and meals to choose from. There's far more to Irish cooking than simply cabbage and potatoes.
In fact Irish food and Irish cuisine comprises a scrumptious collection of tasty, homemade fare that's often easy to make, budget friendly and perfect for celebrating your Irish heritage with friends and family.
On this page you'll find many of my traditional Irish recipes, cooked using my mother's tried and trusted family recipes, and all tweaked for cooking success in America.
Why not add an Irish flair to your cooking with the help of Irish American Mom's Recipe collection. These Irish dishes are not just for Saint Paddy's Day. They're perfect for any day of the year.
Appetizers And Party Food
Irish appetizers and finger foods are perfect for Irish parties and get togethers, especailly when celebrating Saint Patrick. Smoked salmon is a favorite ingredient for appetizers in Ireland.
Here you'll find stuffed mushrooms, shrimp and salmon hors d'oeuvres, egg salad sandwiches Irish style, fruit snacks with Irish themes, and some potato appetizers.
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- Prawn Cocktail Irish Style
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- Salmon and Cucumber Bites
- Irish Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
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- Perfect Mini Cheesecakes For Any Party
Bread, Muffins, Pancakes and Scones
Ireland is best known for traditional Irish soda bread, a yeast free bread first created in the 19th century with the development of baking soda.
But trust me, there's far more to Irish bread making than just soda bread. In this section you'll find my real Irish recipes for soda bread, Irish brown bread, tea scones, boxty, pancakes, bracks and buns.
The Irish Fry is the most famous of all Irish breakfasts, and is comprised of sausages, bacon or rashers, black and white pudding plus fried tomatoes and sometimes potato cakes. It's ususally served with Irish brown bread.
But there's far more variety available when choosing an Irish breakfast. Here I share recipes for crustless quiche, scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, soft boiled eggs and soldiers plus many different pancakes including boxty and the favorite Irish pancake of all, lemon and sugar crêpes.
Cakes, Cookies and Desserts
Irish cakes, cookies and desserts are simply delicious. They tend to be a little less sweet than their American equivalents, and often feature jam and whipped cream.
Many Irish dessert recipes feature puddings which are warming comfort foods usually served with hot custard sauce. Here's you'll find my collection of Irish desserts from Guinness chocolate cake, to Kerry Apple Cake, chocolate roulades, apple crumbles and shortbread cookies.
Irish cream liqueur is often used to add flavor to Irish desserts. You'll find my recipes for Irish cream mousse, cookies and crème brûlée.
Most Irish baking is best when made with Irish butter, made from the milk of grass fed cows. Trust me - use Irish butter for baking excellence.
- Easy No-Bake Rocky Road With A Caramel Rolo Twist
- No-Bake Banoffee Pie - A Banana and Caramel British Treat
- Irish Flag Fruit And Cream Parfait
- Baileys Irish Cream Pumpkin Cheesecake
- Kid Friendly Irish Brownies For Saint Patrick’s Day
- Saint Patrick's Day Cupcakes
- Saint Patrick's Day Cookies
- Fun Saint Patrick's Day Cakes
- Berry Irish Cream Mousse
Irish Drinks And Cocktails
The Irish are world famous as the creators of Guinness, the world's favorite stout. Irish whiskey is also a world renowned tipple, and one enjoyed in every corner of the earth.
Here you'll find my collection of real Irish drink recipes including an old favorite scalteen which is an Irish whiskey milk punch. There's a collection of cocktail ideas, plus we'll explore the magic of mulled wine for the festive season.
Plus don't forget Ireland's favorite flu shot - the hot whiskey. Or learn how to make the perfect Irish coffee with cream floating on top of the dark whiskey infused coffee.
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- Irish Coffee
- Irish Hot Whiskey
Have you ever wished to serve a typical Irish dinner? If so, then you've found the best corner of the internet for authentic Irish food and cooking.
Here's you'll find my recipes for shepherd's pie, Guinness marinated steaks, seafood casseroles, salmon and cod fish cakes, stuffed boxty and corned beef and cabbage. Did you know corned beef is actually an Irish American dish rather than an Irish dish?
Some of our main courses are cooked with beer or Guinness, and have a distinctive Irish flavor.
I hope you'll enjoying exploring and serving these classic Irish dishes.
Soups and Stews
Irish stew is served by many for Saint Patrick's Day but did you know there's a wide selection of Irish soup and stew recipes that take comfort food to the next level of excellence?
Lamb is the ingredient of choice for a traditional Irish stew, but you'll find many one pot meals right here that will make your taste buds dance for joy.
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- Beef and Ale Stew
- How To Make The Best Irish Vegetable Soup
- Traditional Irish Soups To Savor
- Spicy Red Lentil and Carrot Soup
- Onion and Potato Soup - A Fast Way To Warm Up
- Super Easy Pea and Mint Soup
- Leftover Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup
- Deliciously Hearty Beef Barley Stew
- Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
- Quick Easy White Bean and Tuscan Kale Soup
- Dublin Coddle
Many Irish side dishes feature potatoes - let's face it we love our potatoes in Ireland. Here you'll find recipes for floury Irish mash, roast potatoes, scalloped potatoes, champ, colcannon with kale or cabbage, mashed potatoes, and hash.
And remember, not all Irish side dishes are over boiled cabbage, but many are cooked in the oven, or sautéed in a skillet.
Check out this section if you wish to learn how to cook your veggies Irish style.
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- Cucumber Salad: A Delicious And Healthy Picnic Recipe
- Easy Healthy Red Cabbage Slaw Recipe
- Potato and Chive Salad
- The Best Homemade Guinness Barbecue Sauce
- The Sweet and Healthy Taste of Parsley Buttered Potatoes
- The Step-By-Step Guide to Crispy Smashed Potatoes
- Spiced Red Cabbage
- Creamy Oven Baked Onions Irish Style
- Minted Peas - An Irish and English Side Dish
- Summer Fennel Salad With Lemon and Sherry Vinegar Dressing
- Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Irish Style
Here's a collection of favorite Irish dishes for summer days, picnics and serving with barbecues. You'll find salads made with beetroot, fennel, and of course cabbage with my favorite creamy coleslaw recipe.
These recipes are not just for warm summer days, but can be perfect side dishes or starters for any Irish dinner.
Here you'll find my collection of traditional Irish food and recipes especailly for the festive season.
Did you know that Halloween originated in Ireland and that the Irish brought the traditional Celtic festival of Samhain to America when they emigrated en masse in the 19th century?
Traditional Irish Halloween foods include barmbrack, toffee apples, colcannon and boxty. A ring was hidden in the dough of a barmbrack, and the person who found it in their slice was said to get married within the year. Here you'll find many treats and ideas to help celebrate Halloween in tasty Irish style.
- Stacked Sugar Witch Cookies With Video Tutorial For Halloween
- How To Make Easy Delicious Pumpkin Brownies
- Halloween Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes
- Witch's Broomstick Snacks: Easy And Delicious
- Broomstick Witch Snacks For Halloween
- Scary Halloween Food and Dishes
- Barmbrack - A Traditional Fruity Bread From Ireland
- Homemade Chocolate Pretzel Spider Webs For Halloween
- Green Monster Face Cookies For Halloween
A Taste of Ireland
Here you'll find some interesting topics all about Irish food and ingredients. We'll explore favorite Irish treats such as 99 ice cream cones, plus take a look at some spices used for baking.
Here you'll also find some reviews of my favorite Irish cookbooks. You can practice your Irish cooking skills and take your Irish cooking to perfection with a little help from some Irish chefs and cooking experts.
- Best Irish Desserts and Recipes You Need to Try
- Easy Irish Recipes for Summer
- What Is A Spice Bag?
- 5 Potato-Based Traditional Irish Foods You Have to Try
- 99 Ice Cream Cones Possibly Ireland's Favorite Treat
- Learn How To Cook With Guinness
- Brian McDermott's Donegal Table Cookbook Giveaway
- Boost Your Immune System With Homemade Elderberry Cordial
- Mixed Spice - A Traditional Festive Baking Ingredient in Ireland
Favorite American Recipes
Just in case you thought I only cook Irish recipes, I thought I might also share some of my favorite American recipes, learned through the years as I evolved from Irish girl to American mom.
Wishing you all the very best. I hope you find your favorite traditional Irish dish on the pages of my blog.
Thanks for following my recipes and ramblings.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Mairéad -Irish American Mom
Pronunciation - slawn ah-gus ban-ock-th
Mairéad - rhymes with parade
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