Sunday 12 March 2017

Drisheen, Crubeens & Periwinkles

Here are some typical Irish dishes:

1.  Drisheen:  a type of pudding made from cow's, sheep's or pig's blood.

2.  Periwinkles:  sea snails boiled in salt water.

3.  Coddles:   layers of pork sausages or bacon usually thinly sliced; somewhat fatty back bacon with sliced potatoes and onions.

4.  Colcannon:  Mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage.

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5.  Barmbrack:  a leavened bread with sultanas and raisins.

6.  Boxty:  finely grated raw potato and mashed potato mixed with flour, baking soda, buttermilk and occasionally egg, then cooked like a pancake on a griddle

7.  Champ:  mashed potatoes and chopped scallions with butter and milk.

8.  Crubeens:  boiled pig's feet.

9.  Farl:  a triangular quick bread.

10.  Pastie:  a round, battered pie of minced pork, onion, pototo and seasoning.


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