A beautiful soup to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Spring!!
3 Tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1½ cups sliced leeks, white and pale green parts only
¾ cup celery, diced
⅓ cup white wine
4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
4 cups frozen peas
3 Tbsp. parsley and more for garnish
½ tsp. thyme leaves
⅛ tsp. ascorbic acid, vit. C pill
Salt and pepper to taste
½ cup heavy cream, and more for garnish
Heat the oil in a large pot and saute the garlic first for a few seconds and then add the leeks and the celery. Do not let them brown, but continue to saute until softened, about 5 min. Add the white wine and reduce until almost gone about 3 min. Pour in the stock and let simmer for 15 min.
Add the peas, parsley and thyme return to a simmer and cook until tender, about 5 min. Add the ascorbic acid and blend until smooth in a blender.
Reheat in the pot and add cream. Do not let it boil. Serve with more cream on top and parsley if desired.
Today I bring you a special post. One that is near and dear to my heart. Something very special to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with, Potato Scones. My dear dear Irish grandmother would make these for me so many times. I can still vibrantly remember coming in the door and smelling the aroma of these amazing potato scones wafting through the house.
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Looking back to last year at this time. I had St. Patrick’s Day on my mind. When I think Irish, I think of my grandmother!! I loved her potato pancakes just as much as I loved her potato scones and these were something she made often. I will be making these again this year!!
We are still in a deep freeze here and something comforting like these pancakes will bring your family around the table with smiles!!
They are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. I hope you try them and ENJOY!!!
Here we are with another #SundaySupper and I jumped at the chance as I love Springtime dishes and that was our theme. I discovered this recipe last year and made it when I had first started blogging. I felt that it was worthy of another post as it is such a great Irish dish for St. Patrick’s Day!! I couldn’t wait to have it again. That and my all time favorite Corned Beef and Creamed Cabbage. I need more than one day to celebrate as there are so many great Irish recipes so it turns into a week long celebration just like any other holiday with blogging. Aren’t we lucky bloggers!!
This is an easy and delicious meal just right for early Spring. This used to be made on the top of the stove and was said to have bubbled away for hours until late, well after the wife had gone to bed and still be great for when the husband stumbled in after the pub. The sausages become so juicy and flavorful cooked this way in the oven and with me anything to do with bacon is a dream!!! I do lighten it up with chicken sausages instead of pork. Once you get this meal prepared you can sit back and have a green beer while it cooks!! The perfect #SundaySupper for St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy!!!
4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced thinly with a mandolin
3 carrots, sliced crinkle cut
½ tsp. ground sage
1 10 oz. can chicken stock
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350F. Heat the oil in a large fry pan and fry the bacon for 2 min. Add the onion and continue to cook for 5-6 min. until golden brown. Add the garlic and cook an additional minute. Remove from pan and set aside.
Add the chicken sausage and brown on both sides for 5-6 min. This will not be cooked through.
Butter a large deep baking dish and add the thinly sliced potatoes, season with salt and pepper. Layer the carrots on top followed by the onion mixture. Sprinkle with onion with sage, salt and pepper. Place the sausage on top and pour over the chicken stock. Cover and cook in the oven for 1 hour. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve and enjoy with bonnach or soda bread and a salad. Also goes great with a Guiness or red wine!!!
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My Irish grandmother would make these all time, these or potato scones and we loved them. I have not had these since she had made them so long ago. I miss my wonderful grandmother as she lived with us and was like a second mother to me. So many fond memories and her lovingly making these is one of them. She never had a recipe and I asked her countless times and she said “oh it is just a pinch of this and a mouthful of that”. Never had anything written down it was all in the feel. I attempted these last St. Patrick’s Day and I failed miserably!! You have to have mashed potatoes that are cold and have sat over night being the key I believe.
I made these and Amber thought she died and gone to Irish heaven!! She was stunned that I had never made them for her before!! I had to cut her off at 5 pancakes or I would not have had one. She devoured them. Ken was very thrilled to have some when he came home too and we enjoyed them with a nice big salad. Another vegetarian meal here but these of course would make a great side for sausages or corned beef for your St. Paddy’s Day celebrations. Crack open a Guinness and your are celebrating the day. They are crispy good on the outside and creamy and soft on the inside. A perfect potato pancake and just like how I remembered them.