Happy St Patrick’s Day

It’s Friday, March 17th which only means one thing! It’s one of the drunkest holidays of the year! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! No matter how you are celebrating this year, I am giving you the recipe to enjoy St. Paddy’s day the right way starting with a full Irish Breakfast and a Guinness on the side!

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The Irish Breakfast is one of my favorite dishes to have in the morning. Between the eggs, meat, puddings…it is quite a meal! Enjoy this recipe along with a Guinness to get your St.Paddy’s morning started!

Irish Breakfast

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet of Irish Sausages
  • 1 packet of Irish Bacon
  • one pack black and white pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • 4 cold boiled potatoes
  • 1 can Irish beans
  • Saxa white pepper
  • Irish Butter
  • Grated Dubliner Cheese

Directions: Place Irish butter in a frying pan and set on medium heat.   Fry bacon in the butter until soft and well-browned throughout.   Next, cook the sausages in the same frying pan until golden-brown.   Once cooked, take out sausages and place sliced puddings, quartered tomatoes, and chilled potatoes cut 1” thick in the frying pan to heat. Cook on medium heat till golden-brown on both sides.   Place beans in a small saucepan and put over low-heat.  And lastly, fry the eggs in a frying pan over the stove and add Dubliner cheese on top if desired. Place everything on a plate and serve with brown bread and Irish tea!

Irish tea

Irish Tea is a blend of several black teas, mainly Assam Teas. Assam tea is known for its strength, body, and malty character, bright and strong color. Irish tea is most commonly served with milk because of its strong flavor. They market the Irish tea as a “breakfast tea” which is somewhat misleading because it is consumed during all parts of the day.

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GUINNESS! More and more Guinness! That is the recipe for a fun-filled St. Patrick’s Day. Guinness, for those of you that don’t know already, is a famous Irish dry stout that originated in Dublin, Ireland at the brewery of Arthur Guinness at St. James’s Gate Brewery. So, start your day off with a fresh Guinness and indulge in it throughout the course of the day! Fun fact: Americans will throw back 13 million pints of Guinness on St. Patrick’s Day, with 56% of Americans celebrating!

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The Gaelic Flip

If heavy, dark beer is not your thing, here is one of my favorite cocktails to sip in including one of my favorites…Irish whiskey!

Ingredients:

  • 25 oz. Bushmills Irish Whiskey
  • 1 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1 tsp. Allspice liqueur
  • .33 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • Nutmeg for garnish

Directions: Add all ingredients to a shaker without ice and shake to emulsify. Then, fill with ice and shake again. Strain into an Irish coffee mug or rocks glass and garnish the top with freshly ground nutmeg.

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Our dinner selection for St. Patrick’s Day is the traditional corned beef and cabbage, alongside a Guinness. Here is a recipe for this traditional Irish dish by Alton Brown!

And now time for a little indulgence with the Irish coffee!

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Irish coffee, a famous after dinner drink, was invented in Foynes, a small town in Western Ireland that served as an airbase. For some of the VIP passengers, such as our political figures and Hollywood stars, if there happened to be a layover, they would be able to dine in a new restaurant that was opened in 1942.   This restaurant was run by Irish chef, Joe Sheridan. One night he decided to make his passengers an extra special treat to warm them up! He brewed rich, dark coffee and added some Irish whiskey, a little brown sugar, and fresh whipped cream.

The story goes, one of the passengers that sipped the coffee said, “Hey Buddy, is this Brazilian Coffee?” and Joe said, “No, that’s Irish coffee.”

And, it stuck!

Here’s a recipe to try:

Ingredients:

  • 1 jigger Irish cream liqueur
  • 1 jigger Irish whiskey
  • 1 cup hot brewed coffee
  • I Tbsp. whipped cream
  • 1 dash of ground nutmeg

Directions: Combine the Irish cream and whiskey in a glass coffee mug. Fill mug with fresh brewed coffee. Garnish with whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg.

I hope you enjoy this St. Patrick’s Day with lots of delicious beer and whiskey! Stay safe out there!

Cheers,

Danyelle