Is there any better way to express your Irish side than serving Irish food recipes to friends and family? We can't think of one!
Here are 10 of our favorite mouth-watering recipes, with examples of Irish main courses, side dishes, desserts and drinks.
The fun facts and stories about Irish food come at no extra charge!
Ever wondered if you know enough about delicious Irish food recipes? Take our fun, free Irish Food Quiz to find out!
Every answer is in the form of a picture, so you get to 'see' a little bit of Ireland as you enjoy the quiz...
Then come back and brush up on the recipes you would like to know more about, using the links below!
If you scored 80 or higher - congratulations! You are a pro at expressing your Irish side through food!
If your score was in the 60-70 range, you are well on your way! Brush up on your knowledge below, and then take the quiz again if you like (you can enjoy it as often as you want).
If you scored 50 or less - well, you have definitely come to the right place! :-)
Serving Irish food is a perfect way to express our love for Irish culture.
We'll start with short descriptions of 10 of our favorite Irish foods. Links inside each description will take you to the recipe itself. Enjoy!
Basic Irish stew is based on lamb/mutton, potato and onion. These were the ingredients that were cheap and available to Irish farmers who based their living on sheep and root crops.
You might also be interested in a close cousin; click for Irish Shepherd's Pie!
Ok, this picture was taken in a restaurant in Cork, on fancy tableware.
But you get the idea - a blend of hearty meats and vegetables topped by ...mmmm... mashed potatoes.
In the category of "more tasty dishes ending in the word 'pie" you might take a look at the lovely and delicious Guinness Steak Pie. Find it here!
The humble potato takes another bow with this delicious Irish meal.
Also served generally as a side dish, is the quintessentially Irish Colcannon.
And don't miss Dublin coddle, a delicious, authentic collection of Irish flavors, named after the town where it was born!
Our visitors love to contribute Irish dessert recipes - so much so that we have an entire section dedicated to Irish desserts!
Our favorite? You guessed it!
Click on the picture to find out why we love Guinness Chocolate Cake, and how to make it from the comfort of home!
So much to taste, so little time. We had better get started!
A great place TO start is with Irish Apple Cake. Click the picture to find out why!
A discussion of Irish food recipes would not be complete without a selection of Irish drinks.
Among the best is the classic Irish coffee, with its tot of Irish whiskey and dollop of whipped cream.
If you are not an expert in 'tots' and 'dollops' you should probably click the picture to learn how to make a proper Irish Coffee!
Ireland sports a number of excellent beer brands, including such recognizable names as Guinness Stout and Harp lager.
And Irish Whisky has been a part of life on the Emerald Isle for at least 1,000 years, serving as the cornerstone for many more Irish drink recipes.
At Irish Expressions,our our goal is simple: to provide you with a unique Irish experience, on demand, wherever you are in the world.
If you have enjoyed our section on Irish Food Recipes, you have probably been exposed to many of the most delicious flavors that Ireland has to offer!
Will that entice you to visit Ireland - or to return if you have already been?
We hope so!
But even if that is not possible, you can still enjoy the magic of Ireland in these pages. Check out the links at the top of the page for simple instructions on how to explore Irish landmarks, enjoy Irish food, practice Irish customs, and much more!
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Until then - thanks for visiting Irish Food Recipes! Please continue exploring your Irish side at Irish-Expressions.com.
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