Irish St Patrick's Day Recipes

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand. An old Irish proverb
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand. An old Irish proverb

St Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17, which is the day of his death in 461 AD. At 16 years of age, young Patrick was captured from Wales by Irish raiders and taken to Ireland as a slave. He lived there for six years until he escaped and returned to his family in Wales.

After returning to Wales, Patrick entered the church and returned to Ireland as an ordained Bishop. His charge became the North and West areas of Ireland. However, little is known about the areas he worked in. By the seventh century, he had become the revered patron saint of Ireland.

Sausage Balls

2 cups Biscuit Mix

1 (1-pound) package hot pork sausage

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Combine all ingredients with a wooden spoon or your hands. Shape into balls. Place on jellyroll pan and bake at 350° for 20 minutes. These freeze well.

Shrimp Spread

1 (6 ounce) can shrimp, drained, mashed

1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

Shrimp Cocktail Sauce

Combine mashed shrimp and mashed cream cheese. Mix until well blended. Stir in enough shrimp cocktail sauce for spreading consistency. Spread on crackers.

Mary Sutton’s Salami-Olive Wraps

8 salami slices

2 (3 ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened

1 (5 ¾ ounce) jar stuffed green olives

Spread each salami slice with softened cream cheese. Cut salami into 4 strips. Place on olive in center of salami strip. Roll up and hold with wooden toothpick.

Vegetable Dip

1 cup cottage cheese, drained

1 cup mayonnaise

1 package ranch-style salad dressing mix

Combine all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with your favorite vegetables.

Optional: Stir in 3 to 4 chopped green onions

Little Smokey Crescents

1 (8-ounce) can refrigerated crescent rolls

24 little smokies

1-cup barbecue sauce

Unroll crescent roll dough and spread out flat. Cut the 8 triangles lengthwise into 3 triangles each, so you’ll have 24. Starting at the wide end of each dough triangle, place one smokey on dough and roll up. Repeat. Place rolls on baking sheet and bake at 400°

for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with barbecue sauce.

Beef Kabobs

2 pounds sirloin tips, cut into bite size pieces

Green peppers, cubed

Cherry tomatoes

Alternate beef, peppers, and cherry tomatoes on long skewers. Place on a grill 4 to 5 inches above hot coals. Turn occasionally. Cook until meat is brown to desired doneness.

Optional: You may brush beef and vegetables with melted margarine or barbecue sauce.

Lime Punch

2 (2 liter) bottles 7-Up, chilled

1 (2 liter) bottle ginger ale, chilled

½-gallon lime sherbet

Combine 7-Up and ginger ale. When ready to serve, add lime sherbet. Stir until well mixed. Serve in punch cups.

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Nancy's Niche 4 years ago from USA Author

Thanks Esmeow12, I liked the recipe too. This is the menu the tad bit of Irish in me picked out for St Patty's Day.

"What do you get when you cross poison ivy with a four-leaf clover? A rash of good luck."~Author Unknown

Happy St Patrick"s Day!


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Esmeowl12 4 years ago from Sevierville, TN

Mmmmmm. Those sausage balls sound fabulous.

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