It is true that not all people have so much time or patience to cook food that takes many hours of preparation time, especially when it is a weekend.

Traditional Irish stew or corned beef needs a lot of time, thus not possible for everyone to prepare these popular recipes.

Fortunately, you have a number of other ways to enjoy the taste of Ireland without getting stressed or any mess with the time. Here are some of the Irish recipes that make the best use of potatoes and can be prepared quickly and easily, even taking less than an hour.

Irish Recipes With Potatoes

Irish cheesy potato cake recipe

Cheesy Potato Cakes

If you are a cheese lover, you cannot miss this wonderful cheesy potato cakes. You can prepare this recipe as the snacks or side dish at your next party.

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Ingredients:

  • One and a half cup of grated raw potatoes
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • Half cup of shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup of mashed potatoes
  • 2-3 pinches of salt
  • 2-3 pinches of black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 2-3 tablespoons of ranch dressing
  • 1-2 tablespoons of milk
  • 2-3 tablespoons of vegetable oil

Method To Prepare:

  • Take a large bowl and add grated potatoes and flour. Make sure to mix them properly.
  • Now, add cheddar cheese, mashed potatoes, salt, and pepper, mix all ingredients well.
  • Now, take another bowl and beat the egg. After this, add ranch dressing and milk and beat everything together.
  • Now, add this egg mixture into the potato mixture and stir.
  • Take a large skillet and heat oil on a medium temperature.
  • Now, take tablespoon-size scoops of the mixture and put it into the oil.
  • Shallow-fry potatoes mixture until it turns brown; it may take 3-4 minutes on each side.

Potato Scones

These potato scones are considered as the perfect side dish in any breakfast meal. Even your kids will love to have these scones. Moreover, you can add any vegetables or spices to make it more flavorful.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of cooked and mashed potatoes
  • Half cup of self-rising flour (a combination of all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt)
  • 2-3 teaspoons of butter
  • Half pinch of salt

Method To Prepare:

  • Take a skillet and lightly grease it with butter.
  • Now, heat skillet on medium temperature
  • On the other hand, take a bowl and add potatoes, self-rising flour, butter, and salt. Here, you have to make a soft dough with these ingredients.
  • Now, take a small portion of dough on a lightly floured work surface.
  • Now, roll it out to make about half-inch thick, such as chapati.
  • Cut it into a triangular shape and cook these scones on the preheated skillet until they turn golden brown, nearly 3-4 minutes each side.

Colcannon

No doubt it is a traditional Halloween recipe, but you can enjoy it anytime you want. The cabbage in the recipe turns out to be the best ingredient to enjoy this vegetable in a different way.

Colcannon

Ingredients:

  • Take 2 cups of cabbage
  • 2 cups of boiled potatoes
  • 2 leeks
  • 1 cup of milk
  • Salt and black pepper as per the taste
  • 1-2 pinches of ground mace
  • Half cup of butter

Method To Prepare:

  • Take a large saucepan and add some water and cabbage. Now, you have to boil it until the cabbage softens. After this, remove and chopped cabbage as per your choice, or you can also blend it well. Once it is done, keep it aside.
  • Take 2 leeks and chopped them well, both green and white parts.
  • Now, boil these chopped leeks in milk in which they can easily cover. Boil them until they are soft.
  • After this, you need to add mashed potatoes, salt, black pepper, and ground mace in the cooked leeks and milk. Make sure to mix everything properly.
  • Now, add cabbage and heat the entire mixture until it becomes pale green.
  • Make a small space in the center and add the melted butter, mix it well.
  • Your colcannon is ready to serve.

Irish Champ

You must try this recipe as it will surely love by all family members. But, make sure to serve it hot with extra butter, your guests will love its melted texture. Irish Champ can also be served as the side dish.

Irish Champ

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of potatoes, peeled and cut into halves
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1-2 cups of thinly sliced green onions
  • Salt and black pepper as per the taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons of butter

Method To Prepare:

  • Take a large pot and fill it with enough water so that you can boil potatoes easily in it. It takes around 15-20 minutes to turn potatoes soft.
  • Now, drain potatoes and allow them to dry out completely by either heat them on a low flame or you can place them on a dishtowel to absorb remaining moisture.
  • Meanwhile, take a saucepan and heat milk in it.
  • Now, add green onions and heat them until they tender.
  • Also, check if potatoes are ready to use and mash them.
  • Add salt and butter and mix them well.
  • Now, add this potato mixture in the milk and green onion, stir all ingredients well.
  • Season the mixture with black pepper and serve it hot in bowls.
  • You can also add some extra melted butter in each bowl.

Irish Bacon and Cabbage Soup

It is a wonderful chunky soup recipe which is quite colorful and attractive to see. Obviously, once you prepare this soup, even your kids will love to have it every day. The combination of vegetables gives this recipe a beautiful color.

bacon and cabbage soup

Ingredients:

  • Half a cup of diced Irish bacon
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and cut them into cubes
  • 1 can of tomatoes, including juice
  • 1-2 cups of chicken stock
  • 2 cups of thinly sliced green cabbage
  • Salt and black pepper as per the taste

Method To Prepare:

  • Take a large saucepan and add Irish bacon in it.
  • Cook it on a medium to high heat until they turn brown. It works great in draining off the extra fat.
  • Now, add potatoes and tomatoes. After this pour chicken stock in enough quantity to cover all ingredients well.
  • Add salt and black pepper as per your taste.
  • Bring the mixture to boil and cook it on low heat for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes become soft.
  • Now, add cabbage and let it be cooked with the mixture for a few minutes.
  • Serve this colorful soup hot.

Now, you can enjoy Irish recipes at home without spending too much time on cooking. With these quick and easy Irish recipes, take your family to Ireland, right on your dining table.