Our gluten-free version of traditional Irish stew calls for a wee bit of sweet rice flour which thickens the broth beautifully. For best flavor, make Irish stew one day before you plan to serve it.
This recipe makes a light, classic loaf of Irish Soda Bread with terrific flavor and texture. If you tolerate dairy foods and can find it, serve Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread with Kerry Gold butter- the rich, deep yellow, creamery butter from Ireland.
Authentically Irish, this lovely green soup is full of healthy vegetables including spinach, mushrooms, onions and of course potatoes.
Elaine Lemm, our fantastic About.com Guide to British and Irish Food says that in Scotland this recipe is called "Tattie Scones or Potato Scones" and in Ireland "Fadge or Potato Bread." Whatever you call them, these little potato rolls are easy to make, economical and a good use for leftover mashed potatoes. Fadge can be baked or pan-fried.
Gluten-free dill onion brown bread is a moist yeast batter bread, made with whole grain gluten-free flours, dill seeds and dry minced onions. This savory gluten-free bread makes a great grilled cheese sandwich. It's also a nice side to a bowl of Irish Stew!
"Ireland's national dish is Irish stew. A traditional Irish stew was always made with mutton, but more often nowadays, is made with lamb. Controversy reigns over whether vegetables other than potatoes should be added; adding onions, leeks and carrots not only adds extra flavor but also nutrition to the stew. The choice is yours." - Elaine Lemm, About.com Guide to British and Irish Food
Colcannon is a classic Irish soup, traditionally made with mashed potatoes and green cabbage or kale. I used a variety of fingerling potatoes in my recipe, including the colorful and healthy "purple" fingerling. Also this recipe doesn't require that you separetely mash the potatoes- they are cubed and fork-mashed right in this one pot recipe. Serve with Irish Soda Bread for a classic St. Patrick's Day lunch.
According to Elaine Lemm, About.com Guide to British and Irish Food, "Brack is one of Ireland's most famous bakery products." Barm brack is a yeast bread, unlike more common Irish breads leavened only with baking soda. This recipe for Gluten-Free Barm Brack is laced with fragrant fresh lemon peel, plump raisins and chopped candied ginger. The golden loaf is slightly sweet and delicious!
A classic recipe for Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage, with carrots, onion, turnips and of course potatoes, this is my favorite St. Patrick's Day dinner recipe. This well-seasoned recipe comes from Diana Rattray, our talented About.com Guide to Southern Food.