Welcome to St. Patrick's Day week and my week of Irish cooking! I'm excited about St. Paddy's Day this year because my husband and I recently visited Ireland. This holiday is bringing back fond memories as well as the opportunity to recreate some of the lovely food we had while in the motherland. :)
Castle ruins are everywhere. Gorgeous!
When you visit Ireland, a lot of your meals might be in public houses (pubs). These are basically gathering places to eat a meal, socialize and maybe enjoy a Guinness. Traditional Irish fare is available at the pubs. Today's recipe is definitely something you might find there.
with Chive Sour Cream
4 medium Yellow Potatoes
1 Tbsp Kerrygold Irish Butter (or regular Butter)
3/4 cup Flour
1 cup shredded Dubliner Cheese (or Cheddar)
1/4 cup Milk
2 Tbsp fresh Chives (chopped)
1 tsp Garlic Powder
Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
1. Peel all the Potatoes. Roughly chop 2 of them and place in a microwaveable bowl with a little water and cover with Cling Wrap. Microwave for 8 minutes. Grate the other 2 potatoes with a cheese grater into a large mixing bowl.
2. When microwaved potatoes are done, drain the water and use a potato masher to mash the potatoes along with the Butter.
3. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl as you heat a pan over medium to medium-high heat. Spray the pan with Cooking Spray.
4. Form the batter into pancakes (about 4 inches across) and add to the pan. Cook until browned and then flip and cook until browned on the other side (6-8 minutes on each side).
5. Serve immediately with Chive Sour Cream (recipe follows).
Chive Sour Cream
1 cup Sour Cream
2 Tbsp chopped Fresh Chives
1 tsp fresh Lemon Juice
sprinkling of Garlic Powder
Instructions: Mix all ingredients in a small, decorative serving bowl.