Corned-Beef Hash, New-England Style Recipe ~1886

Miss Corson’s Practical American Cookery and Household Management, 1886.

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!

Irish Stew Recipe – 1890

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:

Source: Kansas Agitator, March 18, 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!

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