Monday, February 23, 2009

crap, now I have to cook...

... help. I need to come up with a *doable Irish recipe by tonight for my son's cub scouts. And no, picking up some Guinness is not an option.

NB: when I say "doable" I mean something easy that I can cook and won't cause nausea, diarrhea, food poisoning, stomach cramps, or dysentery.

Any ideas?

19 comments:

Thom Curnutte said...

Potato cakes (easy easy), cabbage, or shepherd's pie (typically English, but I know there's an Irish variation....)

Google will be your best friend on this, but start here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_cuisine

Thom Curnutte said...

Or you could just serve them green beer.

HEATHER said...

Yeah, I was going to suggest cabbage with ham of some sort. Corned beef and cabbage would also work.

Tim said...

Shepherds Pie
Boiled potatoes
Scones
Irish Soda Bread
Irish Breakfast (Fried eggs, fried tomato, bangers (substitute sausage links if you can't find bangers) and or thick cut bacon.
Bangers and mash (Sausage and potatoes).

Mac McLernon said...

Baked potatoes, cut in half, and the insides scooped out and mixed with butter and corned beef. The mix is put back into the potato halves, topped with cheese and whacked under a grill.

Yummy.

Thom Curnutte said...

Wow- Irish twice-baked potatoes! I'll have to try that.

But isn't bacon much more traditional than corned beef? Corned beef became popular as we began to immigrate to the US, but bacon was more accessible to us commoners back home.

Vincenzo said...

"The mix is put back into the potato halves, topped with cheese and whacked under a grill."

I want that now :-O~

Mark Scott Abeln said...

Cookies with green sugar sprinkles.

Ken & Carol said...

McDonald's French fries, rechristened as Irish fries.

steve vickers-buckley said...

Be sure to add a McShamrock shake to those fries.

Carolina Cannonball said...

"Cookies with green sugar sprinkles."

I like your thinking! Easy, kid friendly and something I can't botch. :-)

Tim said...

They have these candies here in Philly they call Irish Potatoes that show up in the shops around St. Patrick's Day. I think they are pretty easy to make. Here is a recipe I found online.

Josephus Flavius said...

You want your son to test out our new Eastern Catholic cub scout patch? I've almost finished it. :)

Mimi said...

Colcannon - which I like and usually make for St. Patrick's Day, but my husband says is the Irish word for glop.

berenike said...

Fried potato skins.

Cookie said...

Bubble and squeak! Mashed potatoes, and whatever leftover meats or veggies you have lying around (stuffing goes well too) ... form into patties, hamburger size I guess, and pan fry until golden brown.
Plus the name is cool. Kids will love it, and they're secretly eating vegetables.

Other than that, I second the corned beef suggestion. All you have to do is boil it for an hour or two. Throw some red potatoes and cabbage in a pot together and simmer while the meat is on, add butter, and you're done. Easy!

Matthias said...

Is picking up some Guiness extra stout and option? ; p

Fr Longenecker said...

catch a leprechaun chop him up and put him in a stew ing pot with some potatoes and a bottle of Guiness.

Lola said...

Irish Soda Bread and Butter.

http://www.elise.com/recipes/archives/004338irish_soda_bread.php

My irish side used to make it lots. But I don't have my mom's recipe.