Monday, March 15, 2010

St Patrick's Day Recipes

I can't believe its already time to make my St. Patrick's Day meal. I usually make potatoes with finely chopped green onions with a white cream sauce placed in the middle of the potatoes. Also on the menu last year was Corn Beef and cabbage and hot homemade Irish soda bread.

This year life has been going way too fast  with my new job.  I dont really have the time I have had in the past, so this year I am going simple.
It's going to be Reuben sandwiches, but I have found a really great recipe!

Toasted Reubens

1/2 cup mayo
3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1 Tablespoon  prepared mustard
1 Tablespoon prepared horseradish
8 slices rye bread
1 pound of thinly sliced corned beef
4 slices swiss cheese
1 can sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
2 tablespoons butter

In a small bowl, combine mayo, sweet pickle relish and horse radish and side aside. Spread mustard on one side of four slices of bread, then layer with the corn beef, cheese, sauerkraut and mayo mixture, top with remaining bread.
In a large skillet, melt butterover medium heat. Add sandwiches, cover and cook on both sides until both of sides until bread is lightly toasted and cheese is melted.

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Here is a wonderfully sweet tasting bread I am also going to make.

Sweet Potato biscuits

2 cups self rising flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
7 tablespoons cold butter, divided
3 tablespoons shortening
1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
6 tablespoons milk

In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger. Cut in 4 tablespoons butter and shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
In a small bowl, combine sweet potatoes and milk, stir in crumb mixture until mositened. Turn onto lightly floured surface, knead 8-10 times.
Pat and roll out to 1/2 inch thickness and cut with a floured biscuit cutter.
Place 2 in apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Melt remaining butter and brush on top of dough.




To my Irish friends requesting a Irish drink, Here you go!! 

IRISH COFFEE



60 ml of Irish Whiskey

1 teaspoon of brown sugar


Freshly made strong black coffee


Double cream freshly whipped to peak

Gently warm an Irish Whiskey/Cofee glass in hot water. Pour whiskey and sugar into the glass and stir. Add the fresh made coffee filling the glass to within half an inch or so of the top. Pour the cream onto the top of the mixture.

Happy St Patrick's Day to you and yours!
I will be posting a few more recipes for anyone who wants a last minute recipe.
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