Parsnip Cakes

Peel and slice the parsnips, then boil in salted water until tender. Drain and mash them well. Add flour, mace, melted butter, salt and pepper, then form into small flat, round cakes. Dip into the beaten egg, then into the breadcrumbs, and fry in hot oil until brown on both sides.

Kidney Soup

* Spice bag should contain: 10 black peppercorns, 1 blade mace, pinch celery seed) ** Should contain parsley, thyme and bay leaf . Skin the kidney, cut down the middle and remove the fatty core and any whitish membrane. (This is what can give a kidney a bad taste, so be thorough.) Heat the fat […]

Kale With Cream

Wash the kale and strip the leaves from the stalks, then plunge into briskly boiling salted water and cook until tender, 20-30 minutes. Drain well and chop finely. In a saucepan combine the butter, cream and pinches of nutmeg, salt and pepper; then add the kale and the stock. Mix well and cook until well […]

Cod Cobbler

Directions: Place cod filets in the bottom of a round oven dish. Make a cheese sauce with 2 oz each of butter and flour, 1/2 l milk and 3 1/2 oz grated cheese: pour over fish. Then make scone dough rub 2 oz butter into 8 of flour with 1 tsp baking powder, and pinch […]

Crusty Roast Lamb (uaineoil Faoi Chrusta)

*Peeled, cored and sliced. Wipe the lamb over, and cut criss-cross slits around the top. Mix together the breadcrumbs, herbs, butter, salt and pepper. Rub the mixture onto the top of the meat, pressing down well so that it sticks. Fill the bottom of the roasting pan with the vegetables and apple, mixing them and […]

Pride Of Irish Soup

Quarter the cabbage; cut away the hard stalk. Cover wtih boiling water and leave for 5 minutes. Drain, pat dry, and shred. Melt the butter over low heat and simmer the chipped onion until tender, but without browning. Add cabbage and potato and stir over low heat. Add mace. Stir in the flour to coat […]

Smoked Cod Pie

* (or substitute 5 oz milk and 5 oz cream) . Chop onions roughly and fry in butter until tender. Remove from heat an stir in flour and mustard. Add milk. Return to heat and stir until thickened. Add cod, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, and peas. Turn into ovenproof dish and cover with mashed potatoes. […]

Potted Chicken (irish)

* Or two small ones. — Boil the chicken(s) lightly. Remove the meat from the chicken, then bone and skin it. Mince until fairly fine. Season with salt, the pepper, and spices, and the finely chopped onion or shallot, then stir in stock and run through blender or food processor. . Butter well a deep […]

Dressed Cabbage

Shred the cabbage. Melt half the butter in a heavy pot; then add the cabbage and toss until covered with the butter. Add bacon stock or water, cover and cook gently for about 20 minutes. By this time the liquid should be nearly absorbed, and the cabbage cooked. Add the nutmeg or mace, the flour, […]

Parsnip And Apple Soup (irish)

Heat the butter, and when foaming, add the parsnips, apples, and onions. Soften them but do not let them color. Add the curry powder, the spices and garlic; cook for about 2 minutes, stirring well. Pour in the stock slowly, stirring until well mixed. Cover and simmer gently for about half an hour, or until […]

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