Celebrate the luck of the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day – or any time in March – with a few kid-friendly Irish recipes!
In 1991, the U.S. Congress declared March as Irish-American Heritage Month. You can celebrate all month – and all year – long by preparing Irish dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Instead of regular American pancakes, try the smaller, denser Irish pancakes in the morning.
And when it’s time for dessert, bake up chocolate potato cake for a decadent finish.
Scroll on down and sink your teeth into these kid-friendly Irish recipes!
Start your kids’ day with a stack of these pancakes. Described as a cross between an English muffin and a pancake, this Irish pancake recipe from The Kitchy Kitchen has a light, fluffy texture. They’re denser than a regular pancake and just beg to soak up a big helping of maple syrup.
Instead of a sandwich, try making these Irish sausage kebabs from Little Shamrocks for St. Patty’s Day. They’re a bit like the classic American hot dog but with an Irish spin. To start this recipe, dice tomatoes and onions to marinate overnight in a vinaigrette that’s seasoned with curry powder and ginger. The next day, fry individual sausages, top with the vegetables, and then roll and bake in puff pastry.
Tell your kids to get out the flour container to make this easy Irish-American soda bread from King Arthur Flour. The bread calls for baking soda, instead of yeast, to make the dough rise. This recipe is on the sweet side and includes dried fruit and a sugary glaze.
Prepare this classic Irish slow-cooked corned beef dinner from Betty Crocker by placing the brisket over large-cut pieces of carrots, potatoes and onions in your Crock-Pot. Pour in water so that the meat is just barely submerged. Cook over low heat for 10 hours. Let the meat cool before slicing and serving with the vegetables on the side.
With half a pound of butter and “riced” (or mashed) potatoes tucked into this dessert, it’s so rich you’ll only need a sliver. This chocolate potato cake from Cooking With Mary and Friends also includes both melted chocolate and cinnamon. Once baked, dust with powdered sugar or, better yet, top with homemade chocolate frosting.
When you combine potatoes with cheddar to make a dinner roll, there’s really no way you can go wrong where can you go wrong. This recipe for potato yeast rolls from Donal Skehan makes enough to serve 16 people. Be prepared to get your hands dirty while mixing the dough for this bread, which bakes best in a casserole dish.
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