Irish Food Traditions
Irish Food Traditions are usually made of food that is very simple. Because of their history of not wanting to waste any food it is made very inexpensively as well as helped used foods that were very prominent. Most of the Irish recipes include salt, pepper, potatoes, cabbage, bacon, beef, lamb and bread. But mostly potatoes in the early years of Irish food because they were very affordable.
Irish food is simple but they also use everything they can on their livestock. Which is where Pig’s feet, tripe and blood sausage came into play so that way they were using everything. Corned Beef came into play when it was exported years later. However, it is more costly than most could afford and has become more prominent in later years of Irish food.
Irish Potato Soup includes milk, stock based soup as well as potatoes and onions. Seasoned with only salt and pepper is a hearty meal but one that is rather bland in comparison to some of our modern day potato soups.
Irish Breakfast consists of bacon, sausage, blood sausage, white (oatmeal) pudding, vegetables and bread.
Colcannon is a creamy dish made with mashed potatoes, cabbage or kale and with a little bacon.
Boxty is a potato pancake, made with grated and mashed potato, pan-fried in oil.
Irish Stew often includes mutton, potatoes and onions. But because of modern changes other vegetables are often added in now.
Bacon, cabbage and onion boiled together is another staple in the Irish history. Then the three are made sweet with brown sugar.
Potatoes have always been one of the most important staples in the Irish diet. Because they appear in stews, soups, breads and other dishes. They are hearty and go farther than most other vegetables.
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