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Irish Jig Salad
When refrigerating the gelatin the second time to determine if the gelatin is thick enough pull a spoon through from one side to the other. If the spoon leaves an impression in the gelatin it is thick enough to add the remaining ingredients.
Devilish St. Patrick Eggs
If you have family member especially children who just won't eat egg yolks no matter how you fix them try this variation. Fill a few of the egg whites with plain sandwich spread instead of the egg yolk mixture. You can also top these eggs with fine diced pickles, sweet or dill, if you like.
Lucky Irish Potato Mash
Serve this as a side dish with lamb or salmon. Garnish the top with crumbled bacon and parsley.
Bit O' the Irish Parsnips
Parsnips are a root vegetable related to the carrot. They have a pale yellow to white color and the flavor is much stronger than the carrots. Parsnips are a favorite with the Irish. Most grocery stores carry them in their produce section.
Emerald Isle Cheese Cabbage
When adding flour to a hot butter mixture always be sure to sprinkle it through the mixture instead of just dumping it in. This will keep the flour from clumping. Also be sure to stir the flour in briskly. This will also help to moisten all the flour and make it easier to combine with the butter mixture.
Pot O' Gold Colcannon
Colcannon is an Irish dish that was original served on Halloween. The Irish would place small coin prizes into the colcannon as a Halloween surprise. This dish has become popular in many countries and includes many different ingredients in some areas. A dark kale can be used instead of the cabbage in this Irish tradition.
Homemade Irish Slaw
Be sure to use fresh cabbage and a fresh carrot when making this slaw. The slaw tastes best when the cabbage and carrot have a crunch to them. Do not refrigerate more than 6 hours or the buttermilk will soak into the vegetables and make them mushy.
Irish Eyes are Smiling Red Potatoes
These little gems are easy to make and taste great. By peeling one strip from the middle of the potato the seasonings can soak into the potato making every bite tasteful.