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    Does anyone make anything special for St. Patrick's Day? I want to make Colcannon. Saw it on Food Network and it sounds so good.

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    Irish Soda Bread. That's about it. I learned how to make it in first grade, it sort of stuck with me through the years.

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    Corned beef and cabbage is Irish. So is Mulligatawny soup, I think.

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    I usually have corned beef and cabbage, but I usually go out for it. Cabbage stinks really bad when you cook it at home. Overall Irish food isn't that tasty, it's kind of bland.
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    i love green beer and how it makes your shit green

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    It's not Irish, but I make sugar cookies in the shape of shamrocks and tint them green.
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    Irish Stew (lamb and vegetable stew, mum always makes it with some guinness), mashed potatos with leek and cheese, potato soup, Limerick Ham, Potato scones..uh...pretty much if it has potatos in it its going to be Irish in some way.

    Just looked in the family cookbook and came across Blarney Stones. This recipie makes 2 dozen.

    4 eggs
    1 3/4 cups sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    3 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup milk
    1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
    FROSTING
    2 lbs confectioners' sugar (7 1/2 cups)
    2/3 cup milk
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    6 cups finely chopped peanuts

    1. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla until thick and lemon colored, about 4 minutes.
    2. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; add to egg mixture.
    3. Beat on low speed just until combined.
    4. Add the milk and butter; mix well.
    5. Pour into a greased 13-in x 9-in x 2-in baking pan
    6. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
    7. Cool on a wire rack.
    8. Cut into squares.
    9. Cover and freeze overnight.
    10. For a frosting, in a mixing bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, milk, vanilla, and salt; beat until smooth.
    11. Frost the top and sides of frozen cake squares.
    12. Roll in peanuts.
    13. Place on wire racks to dry.

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    mashed potatoes with leek and cheese, potato soup and potato scones if you come across those recipes, please share.
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    well mashed potatos with leek and cheese would be really simple.

    Boil potato's, saute leek in some butter, mash potato, add leek and mash some more, add cheese to stir through so it melts. Serve with gound pepper and some salt.

    Potato Scones (We SO do not use bacon fat)

    2 cups boiled mashed potatoes
    2/3 cup flour
    3 tablespoons melted bacon fat or butter (NOT margarine)
    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1. Mash potatoes well, add real butter and salt.
    2. Add as much flour as potatoes will take without becoming too dry.
    3. Turn out onto a floured board, roll until ¼ inch in thickness.
    4. Cut into circles, approximately 2½“ in diameter.
    5. Prick all over with a fork.
    6. Cook on a hot dry griddle or heavy pan dusted with a little flour.
    7. When they brown with small darker spots appearing, they are cooked.
    8. Serve hot off the griddle with maple syrup, golden syrup, honey or butter.
    9. Wrap uneaten scones in greaseproof paper and refrigerate.


    Irish Potato Soup #1

    2 lbs potatoes, peeled and quartered
    1 large onion, finely sliced
    2 ounces butter, melted
    1 quart vegetable stock
    2 cups milk
    1 tablespoon chives or parsley
    nutmeg
    1 pinch salt & pepper
    1 teaspoon cornflour

    1. Add the potatoes and onions to sauce pan with melted butter.
    2. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes (don't brown).
    3. Add the vegetable stock, salt, pepper and nutmeg.
    4. Stir.
    5. Cover and bring to a boil stirring frequently.
    6. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, until vegetables are soft, stirring occasionally.
    7. Remove from heat and put through a sieve.
    8. Return to the saucepan.
    9. Stir in the milk and cornflour and bring to the boil, stirring continuously.
    10. Remove from heat, top with chives or parsley, and serve hot.

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    Irish Potato and Leek Soup

    2 teaspoons vegetable oil
    2 cups leeks, chopped
    2 stalks celery, diced
    1 small onion, diced
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    4 medium potatoes, coarsely chopped
    4 cups vegetable stock or water
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    1 1/2 cups light cream
    2 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped
    2 teaspoons fresh dill, chopped
    2 teaspoons fresh tarragon, chopped

    1. In large pan, heat the oil and add the leeks, celery, onion and garlic.
    2. Saute over medium heat, until the vegetables are soft.
    3. Stir in the vegetable stock or water, potatoes, salt, pepper& thyme; bring to a boil.
    4. Simmer over medium heat for 20 to 30 minutes, until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork.
    5. Add the cream and herbs and return to a light simmer, stirring occasionally.
    6. Remove the soup from the heat and let sit a few minutes before serving.
    7. Serve with warm bread.

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    I just had a snack but you guys are killing me. I prefer my potato soup like the second version-LOVE LEEKS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakodas
    I just had a snack but you guys are killing me. I prefer my potato soup like the second version-LOVE LEEKS!
    Me too! I makes all my soups with leek in it and it just makes it all so creamy. mmm.

    Guess which soup I'm having this st paddys day? lol.

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    Thanks Lani
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    Quote Originally Posted by AliceInWonderland
    i love green beer and how it makes your shit green
    No shit?! Really?? I never knew that, that's gotta be some sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeChayz
    No shit?! Really?? I never knew that, that's gotta be some sight.
    If you drink two bottles of Merlot in one night you will have Barney colored poo.

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    Wonder what color you would have drinking the merlot AND green beer together?

    Back to the subject. We go all out here on ST Patty's day. The children put green temp dye in their hair. We try and have potato anything, make the green cookies, and just have a really fun time. The neighbors just love our decorations on the house! They say they look forward to it every year.

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