Just in time for your St. Patrick’s Day leftovers, a quick and easy corned-beef hash recipe!
There’s a special place in every Irish American’s heart for St. Patrick’s Day, and I am no exception. Oddly enough, folks either love or hate corned beef. To that end, I’m including a separate recipe for Irish Stew & Stoved Potatoes (1890). The author uses the following adjectives to describe the recipes: excellent, nutritious, savory, and inexpensive!
Remember, in preparing the Irish Stew Recipe above, to take “great care to keep the lid so tight that none of the virtue can escape – letting away the steam is just letting away the flavor.”
Love the mention of “skaters and curlers” at the end of the recipe – never seen that before in a Victorian cookbook!
And finally, just to throw something different into the mix, a short excerpt of a St. Patrick’s Day poem circa 1904:
The poem goes on…and on…and would make a wonderful accompaniment to a few pints of Guinness, I’m sure. Check out the link to see other fun St. Patrick’s Day happenings from 1904.
For a more contemporary St. Patrick’s Day recipe, head on over to Cooking Without Limits, where you’ll find a Vegetarian Spinach Tart. It’s appropriately green – and looks delicious!
More fun discoveries: