I’ve never been to Ireland…I have however celebrated a few ‘St Patrick Days’, worn Shamrock hats and sunk down many pints of Guinness in my time so having a go at an Irish recipe had to be on my to-do-list.
I’m not exactly sure how accurate this recipe is (having never visited the emerald isle) but it was a Sunday Dinner winner in our house so you may wish to have a go at making it for your little leprechauns!
It cost approx £3.44 and served 4 of us so that’s 86p each or £1 per person with veg
Pack of sausage
Pack of bacon
Potatoes (I used about 5 – but depends on the size you have)
Chicken or Veg Stock cube
2 onions – sliced into rings
Salt and Pepper to taste
Peel the potatoes and chop them into cubes. Boil them in water with a stock cube until they are softer but not mushy like when you make mashed potato!
In the meantime chop up the sausages and bacon into pieces and fry these with the onion. You may wish to do these in batches depending on the size of your pan! I also didn’t use all the bacon up….I saved a couple of rashers for my cheeky Monday morning breakfast bap!
Then you basically drain the potatoes but keep a smidgen of the stock water. Layer it all up potato, bacon, onion and sausages in a casserole dish. Then ladle over some of the leftover potato/stock water. Season with salt, pepper and parsley ( you may want to lay off the salt a bit if your bacon is a salty one!)
Bake in the oven for about 20 mins. Serve with fresh vegetables or baked beans.