When you think of St. Patrick’s Day fare, what pops into your head? I am pretty sure that corned beef and cabbage would be first.
Corned beef is a dish that originated in England in the 17th century. It contains no corn though. The reason it is called “Corned beef” is to describe the size of the salt crystals originally used to cure it.
Corned beef was not originally consumed by the Irish, due to the high price. The original connection it has to the Irish is how England, who had conquered Ireland, set up feudal plantations to force the Irish raise cattle for the English.
Corned beef did not become a meal associated with the Irish until after The Great Famine, when the Irish were forced to immigrate to America. When they did immigrate, one of the meats the Irish immigrants could afford to consume was corned beef from Jewish butchers.
Eventually, the Irish Americans transformed St. Patrick’s Day to be a celebration of their heritage and homeland. Instead of the religious feast day it once was. With that, they would come to traditionally consume corned beef, and cabbage.
Would you like to try this traditional meal this St. Paddy’s Day? I have the perfect recipe for you!
Picture from: DIY Natural
Cook Time: 2 Hours
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!
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This will make an excellent Easter dinner and would be great paired with some homemade mashed potatoes and a side of green vegetables of some sort.
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Might I suggest trying Beef Wellington?
I know, I know. It sounds really fancy and probably requires more time and skill than you can give in your busy day.
But trust me you are going to need to try this recipe. It’s straight forward, and wow. The end result is sure to impress and delight your family’s taste buds.