Whether or not you’re Irish, St. Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday for the whole family to enjoy, as well as an opportunity to show off your skills in the kitchen. Adults can relax with traditional whiskey and corned beef, while kids will delight over the yearly mischief and magic of leprechauns. However you choose to celebrate, St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect opportunity to bond over a delicious feast.
Start your meal with elegant drinks that feature Irish spirits. We suggest Cork County Bubbles, developed by mixologist John Coltharp. Combine Irish whiskey, Champagne, and yellow Chartreuse with lemon and honey for this bright beverage that will ignite your palate. If you’re hosting a dinner party, this cocktail is simply elegant when served in a flute and garnished with a lemon twist. Store your bubbly in a wine cooler. Perfectly chilled at the right temperature, it will always be ready to enjoy.
St. Patrick’s Day isn’t complete without traditional corned beef and cabbage. This corned beef recipe transforms traditional brisket by enhancing its flavor with layers of spices and herbs, and a delicious kick from ginger and mustard seed. The secret
to this juicy and tender corned beef is that it brines in this flavorful mix for ten days. Afterwards this tender meat is simmered with onion, carrot, and celery until it’s fork tender and packed with flavor.
Pair your corned beef with a side of buttery sautéed cabbage. Ordinary cabbage is simple to make delicious. Thinly slice a small white head of cabbage and sauté with butter, salt, and pepper for 10 minutes. Paired with decadent corned beef this dish is sure to please everyone at your table.
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Irish Soda Bread
A loaf of Irish soda bread studded with dried currants and bursting with orange zest is another staple of a traditional American St. Patrick’s Day feast. The sweetness of this loaf boasts complex flavors from buttermilk, and pairs effortlessly with salty cabbage and corned beef. Newer oven models automatically adjust standard baking temperatures, so that your Irish soda bread will always rise just right.
Hosting a St. Patrick’s Day feast? There is no need to rush to keep your food warm and ready. An oven with a keep warm setting will keep all the components of your St. Patrick’s Day feast hot and ready to go, making entertaining even large parties easier than ever.
End your St. Patrick’s Day feast with cupcakes. Easy to make cupcakes are an excellent crowd pleaser. Entertain your kids by enlisting them to decorate their cupcakes with green frosting, sprinkles, and shamrocks. Adults will enjoy boozy cream filing or frosting spiked with alcoholic Irish cream. Your cupcakes will be moist and delicious if they’re baked in a convection oven, where the heat circulates perfectly for an even bake.
St. Patrick’s Day leftovers offer a great opportunity to make your celebration last. These Irish Potato and Corned Beef cakes will provide a delicious start to your day and make use of any leftover corned beef.
Combine grated potatoes, shredded corned beef, milk, eggs, flour, and seasoning and form patties. Then fry these patties until golden in a skillet with melted butter. Top with an over easy egg and you’ll have an ace ending to a scrumptious St Patrick’s Day feast!
A traditional St. Patrick’s Day feast is simply delicious and easy to create with the right tools and appliances. Contact H&H Appliance Center at (609) 426-1111 to learn how we can help you achieve culinary perfection, every time.