5 Creative Food and Drink Ideas for St.Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day, the one day in the middle of Lent where you can eat and drink to your heart’s content without worrying about breaking your fast during the lent season. You can either go it the Irish way and not make any fancy dishes or cocktails, or be completely creative and try out making new dishes with the typical Irish ingredients. Here are some ideas on what you can cook, eat and drink on St. Patrick’s Day.
1. A full blown Irish Breakfast
A complete Irish Breakfast with bacon, sausages, eggs, potato Fadge, or the famous Boxty, (Irish griddle cakes) should be more than enough to get you started. You can add a few slices of Soda Bread or wheaten bread to make it completely traditional. Instead of juice, wash all this down with some piping hot tea and you will be all set for the long day filled with celebrations.
2. Green Shamrock Tortillas
Get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit by making some green tortillas shaped like shamrocks. You can add kale or other greens to get the color and make some hot tomato sauce or cheese sauce to go with the tortillas. This dish is a great fusion of the Latin and the Irish cultures and tasty too.
3. Corned Beef, potatoes and Cabbage
St. Patrick’s Day won’t be complete without you using the three main staple foods of the Irish. You can use these three to make any number of dishes. Potatoes especially can be used to make soup, starters, main dish and even desserts. If you are too tired, you can just make some mashed potatoes and add some mint for the color and added taste.