Menu for St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s day menu is here. St Patrick’s Day is the 17th March and celebrates the feast of St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. This day was chosen as it was the day of his death in the 5th century AD. Not only does Ireland celebrate this day, but so do many Irish people living in other countries such as the US. We are going to tell you how to make some traditional St Patrick’s Day dinners as well as some snacks and desserts.

St Patrick’s Day Dinner

Guinness Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned beef and cabbage are some of the most traditional meals in St Patrick’s day menu. What’s even better is that it can be cooked in a slow cooker so all you have to do is put it on before going to work and then return to a home-cooked meal as soon as you come in the door.

First of all quarter 4 potatoes and put them in the slow cooker with 2 cups of halved carrots and 3 cups of chopped cabbage. Take a brisket of corned beef, cut it in half and then put on top of the vegetables. Now comes the good part. Pour over a 12 ounce bottle of Guinness. Guinness is a very much loved Irish stout beer and if you go to Ireland you should try it. Also add caraway seeds and a spice pack containing peppercorns, cloves and a bay leaf. Let this slow-cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. And there you have it, a traditional Irish corned beef and cabbage St Patrick’s Day dinner.

Irish Stew

Another traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner recipe is Irish stew and it is a little different from the last recipe, except that it also uses a slow cooker.

For this St Patrick’s day menu dish you need to get 1 and a half pounds of lamb stewing meat and cut it into cubes. Coat them in flour and fry. Remove the lamb from the pan and fry 3 minced garlic cloves with 3 chopped onions. Mix this with 2 tablespoons of broth. Once you’ve done this put the lamb and onions into the slow cooker and add 4 chopped carrots, 2 cubed potatoes and 4 cups of beef broth. Throw in a little Worcestershire sauce and thyme and season with salt and pepper. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. If you like peas add a cup of them half an hour before it has finished cooking.

St Patrick’s Colcannon

If you are a fan of potato and corned beef you will love this St Patrick’s Day Dinner. It can even be served as a vegetarian dish if you leave out the corned beef.

To make it, chop 3 pounds of sliced potatoes and boil for 20 minutes. Then core and shred a head of cabbage and boil with a little butter. Fry garlic and a sliced onion or leek till soft. Mash the potatoes with pepper and melted butter and mix in the cabbage, a pound of warmed and chopped corn beef and 1 and a quarter cups of hot milk. Then it’s all ready to go.

Irish Shepherd’s Pie

This is a variation on the usual lamb shepherd’s pie for St Patrick’s day menu. This one has a twist and uses turkey which is much lighter and less fatty. To make it, boil 1 and a half pounds potatoes for around 20 minutes. Mash this with however much butter you like and a cup of milk. Season to taste. While the potatoes are boiling, fry a pound of ground turkey and a chopped onion. When these are a golden brown add in 2 1 ounce packs of chicken gravy mix and a cup of water. Layer the turkey mixture on the bottom of a casserole dish, put 16 ounces of frozen peas and carrots on top, then the mashed potato and finally some grated cheese. And there you have it, a perfect St. Patrick’s Day dinner.

St Patrick’s Day Snacks

Guinness Beer and Cheese Dip

Perhaps you want to have something to munch on while you are waiting for your dinner? If so why not try this traditional St Patrick’s Day snack. It’s very simple to make and will just take you half an hour. Yor St Patrick’s day menu will be great with snacks!

All you have to do is melt 32 ounces of processed cheese which takes around 20 minutes. Then add a cup of Guinness or another traditional Irish stout, together with Worcestershire sauce, ½ cup of salsa, chili powder, cayenne pepper and onion powder. Heat for 10 minutes and then serve with chips or chopped up veggies such as peppers, cucumber and carrots.

Irish Egg Rolls

Are you looking for a St Patrick’s Day snack to offer your guests while waiting for dinner to be served? If you won’t go far wrong with Irish egg rolls. Yes, they’re Irish, but they have a little Chinese twist to them.

What you have to do is fry 4 ounces of chopped corned beef, 1 cup shredded cabbage, 1 cup shredded carrot, ½ cup sliced onion and 1 cup sliced and cooked potatoes. Season to taste and then fill 8 egg roll wrappers with the mixture. Roll, seal and fry for 5 minutes.

Saint Paddy’s Dill Dip

This is really easy to prepare St Patrick’s Day snack. Mix together ½ cup sour cream, ½ cup mayonnaise, onion salt, dill weed, Worcestershire sauce, minced onion, parsley, salt and hot pepper sauce. Serve the dip in halved red peppers with sticks of cucumber and carrots.

St Patrick’s Day Desserts

Dark Guinness Brownies

St Patrick’s day menu will be more fun with delicious desserts! Who doesn’t love brownies and why not add Guinness to turn them into a delicious St Patrick’s Day dessert?

Mix together ¾ cup cocoa, 1 cup self-rising flour, and a pinch of salt. Melt ¾ cup white chocolate, 8 ounces dark chocolate and 6 tablespoons butter and then beat together 4 eggs with 1 cup of sugar. Mix all of these together and then add 1 and a half cups of Guinness or another Irish stout beer and half a cup of pecan nuts.  Sprinkle over some chocolate chips and bake at 350F for half an hour.

Irish Pound Cake

So what makes a pound cake Irish? Well, in this case, it’s the addition of a tot of Irish Whiskey. To make this delicious St Patrick’s Day dessert beat 1 cup of butter with 8 ounces of cream cheese. Add in 6 eggs, one at a time and then beat in 2 cups of sugar. Stir in 2 cups of self-rising flour, vanilla extract, and mace. Add some Irish whiskey. However much you put in is as to your taste. If you want a boozy cake to add a little more.

The cake needs to be baked for an hour at 350F.

Bittersweet Chocolate and Stout Beer Ice Cream

Are you looking for an indulgent adult’s St Patrick’s Day dessert? If so you won’t go far wrong with this ice cream. Heat up a pint of thick cream and remove from the stove.

Stir in 11 ounces of dark chocolate and ¾ cup of sugar and allow the chocolate to melt.

After this add the stout beer; 1 pint should be enough. Refrigerate until it has cooled and then use an ice cream maker to turn it into ice cream. Leave to freeze overnight.

St Patrick’s day menu

We hope we have given you enough ideas for delicious St Patrick’s Day dinners, snacks and desserts. Try a couple of them out and enjoy the feast of St Patrick. And How to make Irish coffee please read here.

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