Prepare for St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday that has turned into a crazed celebration of the Irish culture through food and libation. It is one of my favorite holidays because my family is of Irish descent and we enjoy honoring our heritage by making, eating, and enjoying Irish fare. And, if you are into celebrating St. Paddy’s Day, we’ve got everything you need to enjoy a traditional Irish feast. Sláinte! 


Green Bean Kitchen

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with Green Bean Kitchen and let us do the cooking for you! We’ve got a full menu, plus a dessert!

Guinness Beef Stew
Shepherd’s Pie
Shredded pot roast in Guinness Extra Stout gravy topped with roast garlic mashed potatoes and melted Irish cheddar.
Serves 4 

Colcannon
Smoked pulled pork and savoy cabbage braised with garlic, green onion, and herbs folded together with whipped butter potatoes. Serves 4 – 6

Potato Leek Soup
A creamy potato soup with thyme, sautéed leeks, and peas. Serves 4

Irish Cream and White Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
If there was an official cookie for St. Paddy’s Day, this would be it! Pre-portioned for easy baking! Yields 8 cookies

Popular Recipes

If you like to prepare your own St. Paddy’s Day fare, we have everything you need from fresh produce to proteins. Here is a list of our most popular blog recipes that can help you celebrate St. Paddy’s Day. 

Fresh Produce 

Green Cabbage 

Yellow Onions

Kale

Green Onions

Potatoes

Leeks

Carrots

Protein

Seven Sons Chuck Roast
 

Seven Sons Ground Beef
 

Marksbury Farm Ground Beef

Bear Creek Cattle Chuck Roast

Bear Creek Cattle Ground Beef

D’Artagnan Ground Beef

Seven Sons Beef Stew Meat
 

Foxhollow Farm Ground Beef
 

D’Artagnan Ground Lamb

Bear Creek Cattle Beef Stew Meat

Marcoot Jersey Creamery Ground Beef

Dairy, Butter, and Eggs 

Kalona Super Natural Buttermilk

Green Valley Creamery Butter

Green Field Farms Eggs

Spring Valley Farm Eggs

Kerrygold Butter
 

Kalona Super Natural Butter

Holistic Acres Eggs

Robinson Farms Duck Eggs

Hartzler Family Dairy Butter
 

Carr Valley Cheese Co. Butter

Organic Valley Eggs

Organic Valley Butter
 

Copia Farms Eggs

Seven Sons Eggs

Flour, Grains, and Baking Ingredients

Bob’s Red Mill Oats
 

Arrowhead Mills Whole Wheat Flour

King Arthur Flour, All-Purpose Flour 

Arrowhead Mills Buckwheat Flour (Gluten Free)

King Arthur Flour, Bread Flour

Bob’s Red Mill Baking Soda

Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour

Fadge – Irish Potato Bread Recipe 

Recipe by Elaine Lemm via The Spruce Eats 

Irish potato bread is style of griddle-style cake and is served as part of a full Irish breakfast. Often served warm with a spread of butter. We like to drizzle it with honey atop the butter for a delicious, sweet treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound potatoes, cooked and mashed 
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus a little extra for greasing 
  • ½ teaspoon salt 
  • 1 medium egg 
  • 4 ounces all-purpose flour, plus a little extra for rolling out 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the mashed potatoes in a large baking bowl and add all the other ingredients. Mix the ingredients together to create a light, but sticky dough. 

Heavily flour your work surface of the board, if you don’t use enough flour the dough will stick to the board. 

Roll out the dough to approximately ½ inch/1 centimeter thickness. 

Cut the dough into saucer-sized rounds. Score each round with a cross to mark 4 equal wedges. You can also make individual cakes by cutting with a round biscuit or scone cutter, the size you wish them to be. 

Grease a baking sheet with lots of butter. Carefully lay the rounds onto the sheet (they will be quite soft so you will need to handle carefully; a spatula helps). 

Bake the rounds in the center of the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown and risen. Once cooked lay onto a cooling rack and allow to cool slightly. These delicious rounds need to be eaten while they are freshly cooked and warm. 

Irish Brown Soda Bread Recipe 

Recipe by Merrill Stubbs via Food52 

I absolutely love Irish Soda Bread! However, I’m more into the rustic and hearty version versus the slightly sweet, raisin-studded bread that most people think of when they think Irish Soda Bread. And this recipe is exactly that – rustic and hearty. I have made it gluten free so my daughter can enjoy it as well. I made a couple substitutes with flour that I noted in the recipe. Make sure you have a block of Kerry Gold Irish Butter on hand to slather on once it is ready! *Note: this is a dense and crumbly bread that doesn’t rise much, especially if you use gluten free flour. 

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour (substitute Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten Free Baking Flour) 
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (substitute Arrowhead Mills Buckwheat Flour) 
  • ¾ cup old-fashioned rolled oats 
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda 
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt 
  • 4 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into bits 
  • 1 to 1 1/3 cups buttermilk 

Instructions

Place a rack in the center of the oven and heat to 425 degrees. Sprinkle a baking sheet lightly with flour. 

In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Add the butter and toss to coat in the flour. Use your fingers or two forks to cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse meal. (You can also do this in the food processor if you’d like.) Gradually add the buttermilk and stir or pulse just until the dough comes together (you may not need all the buttermilk). 

On a floured surface, knead the dough gently for about a minute until smooth. Shape the dough into a ball and transfer to the baking sheet. Pat gently into a 7-inch round and sprinkle the top evenly with about a tablespoon of flour; with your fingertips, gently spread the flour evenly over the top of the round. Using a very sharp knife, cut a shallow “X” in the top of the loaf. Bake for about 30 minutes, until the loaf is brown, and the bottom sounds hollow when you tap it. Cool on a rack for at least 2 hours before slicing. 


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About Organic Beth

Beth Blessing (Organic Beth) has a Masters in Nutrition and is the co-founder of Green Bean Delivery. She is a mother of three who loves supporting family farms and searching for unique, artisanal products. Her goal is to help others eat better and live a more natural, holistic life through healthy recipes and practical tips.