Spending St. Patrick’s Day in the Emerald Isle itself will undoubtedly provide the most authentic experience. But if you’re still saving up for your luxury tours and Ireland vacation packages, don’t fret — you can still get a taste of its cuisine with some easy and crowd-pleasing appetizers perfect for the day. With that in mind, here are just a few quick and authentic recipes to whip up in your own home for this St. Patrick’s Day.
Mini Shepherd’s Pies
Shepherd’s Pie is one of the most authentic and traditional cuisine options in all of the Emerald Isle. It’s an absolute staple — but fortunately, you can get a taste in your own home with this simple recipe for the miniature version. Start with canned biscuits and add some savory fresh ingredients to create bite-sized morsels that everyone will love. Find the recipe here.
Irish Egg Rolls
As a bridge between Asian and Irish cuisine, these egg rolls are just as flavorful as they are unique. Egg wraps can be purchased at the store and filled with traditional ingredients like corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, and more. You can either deep fry or pan fry the rolls — make sure to make enough; they’re sure to be a huge hit! Find the recipe here.
You’ve probably heard of pierogies before, and fortunately, you can create a simple yet deliciously authentic experience right at home. With just a few ingredients, you can create a dough that’s then formed into bite-sized niblets perfect for snacking. The filling is easy — it’s made from mashed potatoes, sauteed onions, and sour cream. The experts also recommend saving some of the water from the boiled potatoes to use in the dough to make it more pliable. Find the recipe here.
Ireland is the third biggest island in the European continent. So if you want to get the truly authentic experience tasting these appetizers and countless other types of traditional Irish cuisine, reserve your luxury Ireland tours today. For more information about luxury tours of Ireland, contact Hammond Tours.