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Posted: 2/19/2013 10:26:28 PM
My daughter has a report due on Ireland and part of the project is to make an authentic Irish dish. I suggested corned beef and she's not too excited about that. so I was hoping that someone might have some recipes to help us out! Thanks!


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Posted: 2/19/2013 10:29:46 PM
Corned beef is an American Irish dish.

Potato bread. Irish stew, are IRISH dishes.

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Posted: 2/19/2013 10:35:41 PM
Corned Beef is Irish American (poor immigrants + cheap cut of meat = tradition)

For authentic Irish food what springs to mind is Boxty or Lamb Stew. She could also do something seafood related... it is an island after all.





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Posted: 2/19/2013 10:37:36 PM
Salmon a traditional Irish dish.

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Posted: 2/19/2013 10:40:45 PM
Irish soda bread?



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Posted: 2/19/2013 10:42:59 PM
How about colcannon? I think it is really Irish, but I could be wrong. My kids 9 & 12 love it.

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Posted: 2/19/2013 11:28:53 PM
It's gotta be something with potatoes, surely! A good hearty Irish stew would be my first choice.

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Posted: 2/19/2013 11:30:50 PM
how about waffles and brie

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Posted: 2/19/2013 11:44:07 PM
Colcannon
colcannon


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Posted: 2/19/2013 11:44:36 PM
Soda bread




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Posted: 2/20/2013 12:20:02 AM
Soda bread, potato bread, wheaten bread. All good choices.

My first stop in Belfast when I go home for a visit is to get a good fry-up. That's fried soda and potato bread, fried eggs, back bacon, blood pudding (sometimes, not always), fried tomato. All item pan-fried with a bit of butter. YUM!!! That's a Sunday-night treat for sure.

I also could kill for a Chippy somedays. You go down to the chip (french fries) shop, and get a take-away (take-out) of chips, often served in newsprint. YUM! You can get them with toppings like curry. It's a meal, not a side dish.

A potato dish: Champ. That's mashed floury potatoes, made with butter, scallions boiled in milk and mashed to fluffy.

Those would be mostly northern Irish-type dishes, but you could get them anywhere.

ETA: I HATED corned beef growing up. I remember those damned tins with the special key to turn the lid off. ugh!

And "Irish" stew is something I rarely see at home, except for tourists. It's what Irish workers in England often ate after emigration.



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Posted: 2/20/2013 12:20:50 AM
I vote for boxty. It would be pretty easy to make, too.

Shepherd's Pie?

Soda bread... Brown bread...

Agree that "Corned Beef" is NOT Irish.

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Posted: 2/20/2013 12:28:30 AM
champ and soda bread.

another dish my aunt would make was mashed turnips. ummm yuck.

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Posted: 2/20/2013 12:38:10 AM
Bubble and squeak. Yummy way to use leftovers.

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Posted: 2/20/2013 12:51:36 AM

another dish my aunt would make was mashed turnips. ummm yuck.


Ahhh, blast from the past, that. The only way I could swallow that stuff was smothered in butter, salt and pepper. And I'm pretty sure poor-Irish didn't have as much butter as I used! LOL



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Posted: 2/20/2013 2:08:58 AM
okay, agreeing with everyone else, corned beef is not an Irish dish.

Here are some ideas;

Fish cakes, Salmon with brown soda bread. Dublin Bay Prawns

Brambrack - a fruit tea bread/cake made with no butter or marg.

Fruit Soda Bread.

Lamb Stew - made with mutton and red lentils

Bacon (gammon) and Cabbage

Colcannon

Soups - Potato and Leek, Vegetable, Chicken

Black Pudding is popular as part of a breakfast fry up. White pudding is also available.

Apple tart

No meal is complete without a very large pot of tea - plain tea, not flavoured at all.

Perhaps she could write up her menu or ingredients in Irish

im - butter
tae - tea
bainne - milk

just to start her off







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Posted: 2/20/2013 5:34:20 AM
Try here and take your pick

traditional Irish food


And for those that don't think Corned Beef is Irish - tes it is in so far as they were the biggest export of Corned Beef in the 1600. Corned beef is not




Corned beef is an American Irish dish.


or this


Corned Beef is Irish American (poor immigrants + cheap cut of meat = tradition)





history of corned beef



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Posted: 2/20/2013 6:03:13 AM

Bubble and Squeak. (Cabbage and noodles).


Bubble and Squeak is NOT made with noodles!

It's a traditional English, not Irish dish made with cabbage and POTATOES, both usually left over from a roast meal. The cabbage and potatoes are shallow fried in a pan until cooked through.

Same as Toad in the Hole - English not Irish!

Some posters on here are confusing Irish traditional meals with British, in particular, English traditional meals.





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Posted: 2/20/2013 6:26:31 AM
American corned beef is very different to Irish corned beef...

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Posted: 2/20/2013 6:44:56 AM
I'd vote for colcannon. If the kids are eating it, it's the best choice. Also pretty easy to make.



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Posted: 2/20/2013 7:40:49 AM

Dottyscrapper is right that Toad in the Hole and Bubble and Squeak are English dishes. The term bangers and mash is also an English term. Sausages are very popular but are just called sausages. Slices of bacon are called rashers.

If you do make Colcannon and add spring onions be sure to say that the Irish call spring onions scallions.

This is a link to a very popular hotel and restaurant in Galway where food has been served for over 37 years. The menus now are a mix of French and Irish. Love this place.


Park Hotel and Restaurant

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Posted: 2/20/2013 9:06:26 AM
Such good parents! I would have sent shamrock shaped sugar cookies.


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Posted: 2/20/2013 9:57:48 AM
Oatcakes would be simple and easy!


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Posted: 2/20/2013 11:27:43 AM
This thread is making me smile.

I spent part of my childhood growing up in Latin America. I inwardly roll my eyes whenever I hear people say they want "Mexican Food" from places like Taco Bell or other American Chain restaurants. The playmates from my childhood would in no way recognize what is served at those places (or not even what Americans call "refried beans" for that matter!

But it works both ways. My Hispanic friends pretty much felt that 90% of the American diet consisted of hamburgers and french fries (because that's what they saw in the movies.)

If you want authentic recipes, it's best to make certain you are getting information from someone who's actually a resident of that country.

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Posted: 2/20/2013 11:34:40 AM

Bubble and Squeak. (Cabbage and noodles).




Have to agree with Dottyscrapper, it's definitely not noodles Maybe there's an American version or something.



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Posted: 2/20/2013 3:24:27 PM
My aunt used to say corned beef is what the rich people ate.
salmon is what the poor ate.

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Posted: 2/20/2013 3:34:30 PM

Maybe there's an American version or something.


Nope. I never heard of bubble and squeak until I saw The Two Fat Ladies cook it on their show back in the 90's.

My favorite Irish food? A warm loaf of soda bread and big old gold foil packet of Kerrygold butter. Mmmmmm.....



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Posted: 2/20/2013 3:52:24 PM
I'm with LeaP, make colcannon!


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Posted: 2/20/2013 4:01:12 PM

American corned beef is very different to Irish corned beef...


I've just googled American Corned Beef to see what the US called corned beef!

You're right it's nothing like the British Corn Beef. We call the American one a Brisket Pot Roast or a Salt Beef Pot Roast. I wouldn't say that it's a traditinally Irish dish either.


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Posted: 2/20/2013 4:03:36 PM
Shepard's Pie with a side of mashed potatoes and mashed carrots. I had that for lunch in a local pub just outside of Waterford and the serving was enough to feed three or four people! Plus it would be fairly easy to make and reheat to take to school. I would just do the casserole and not the extra side of mashed veg.

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Posted: 2/20/2013 4:08:27 PM
I'm sorry. I've just seen this post. I live in Dublin. I would say 'Coddle' is a HUGE Irish dish
http://www.foodireland.com/recipes/meat/Dublin_Coddle.htm

'Colcannon' is another favourite,
http://www.bordbia.ie/aboutfood/recipes/potatoes/pages/colcannan.aspx

'Traditional Irish Boxty'
http://irishherault.wordpress.com/2009/06/24/traditional-recipe-for-irish-boxty/

or 'Beef and Stout (Guinness) Stew'
http://www.bordbia.ie/aboutfood/recipes/beef/pages/beefandstoutcasserolewithcolcannon.aspx


Barm Brack is steeped in tradition here. Grand with a cup o' tea, LOL!

http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/food-drink/barmbrack-26781556.html


Message me if you need anything. It's a shame I didn't know about this sooner. I would have been delighted to have sent you some sweets and chocolate


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Posted: 2/20/2013 4:16:23 PM
Mushy Peas! I had them when I was in Ireland and loved them.

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Posted: 2/20/2013 5:13:20 PM

Shepard's Pie with a side of mashed potatoes and mashed carrots.


A dish that's topped with mashed potato served with more mashed potato?





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Posted: 2/20/2013 6:01:42 PM

Message me if you need anything. It's a shame I didn't know about this sooner. I would have been delighted to have sent you some sweets and chocolate


Oh my goodness - what a kind thing to offer to do, Alimcbabe!

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Posted: 2/21/2013 5:12:36 PM
If there is still time, I'd be happy to do it. Might take a week to get to you though. I'm not sure how quickly you would need it but I could put something in the post on Monday


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Posted: 2/22/2013 9:10:26 AM
Irish soda bread?



That is what I was thinking. It's pretty easy to make. Colcannon would be another option as well.


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Posted: 2/27/2013 4:35:58 PM
I was hoping to have sent out a cute care package by now I hope your Daughter got sorted with the project


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