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What do Polish people in Ireland think of Irish food?


RevokeNice 15 | 1,859  
20 Jul 2009 /  #1
What do the Poles in Ireland think of our cuisine? I dont mean the fast food, I mean proper Irish fare.

Irish pudding is georgeous!
So many kinds of Connemara cheeses.. absolutely beautiful.
Colcannon.
Coddle (theres no fish in coddle!!).
Soda bread.
Turkey, ham, with all the trimmings.
Bacon and Cabbage.
Beef and Guinness pie.
Soda Farls.
Dublin bay prawns.
Irish stew.
The best fish in europe.
Our meat can be excellent.
Boxty.
Champ.
Apple and Rhubarb pie.

and of course, the ultimate hangover cure......
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,444  
20 Jul 2009 /  #2
I don't know what Polish think, but I love food threads, so it would be good if you provided some descriptions, please.

Mniam............
OP RevokeNice 15 | 1,859  
20 Jul 2009 /  #3
aphrodisiac

What dishes on my list take your fancy and I will post up pictures with recipes?

Coddle

This is my favourite, it is a Dublin dish. You wont get it outside of Dublin.

Heres the recipe,

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hours,
Ingredients:
1-1/2 pounds pork sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces.
1-1/2 pounds smoked ham, cut into 1-inch dice.
1 quart boiling water, add some fat from the bacon.
2 large yellow onions, peeled and thinly diced. Fry them for 60 seconds before adding.
2 pounds potatoes, peeled and thickly sliced.
4 tablespoons chopped parsley and tarragon.
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Serve with brown soda bread and a pint of Guinness.

Heaven.
ShawnH 8 | 1,509  
20 Jul 2009 /  #4
A real Irish stew if you would.

Sorry to interrupt, but I love food.
Jihozapad  
20 Jul 2009 /  #5
Bacon and Cabbage.

This should be popular, considering half the world thinks it's all we eat anyway, and smell of beetroot, lol
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
20 Jul 2009 /  #6
I think if you could post pictures of Colcannon and Coddle I might be a bit more enlightened. ;)
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,444  
20 Jul 2009 /  #7
What dishes on my list take your fancy and I will post up pictures with recipes?

all of them LOL. I am always looking for new recipes and I will never miss the opportunity to learn more. You don't have to provide the recipes since I can google them, but maybe a little description and a bit of Irish customs to spice it up will be a good idea:).

Is there any good wheat Irish beer BTW? In the summer this is all I drink. Burp;)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
20 Jul 2009 /  #8
What, no mention of Galway mussels?

The best fish in Europe? No better or no worse than Scotland or some other countries.

There was some steak&kidney pie in Molly Malones, Hiroshima. Legendary!

Colcannon is super, my mother loves it. Colcannon is with fluffy tatties, PD.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
20 Jul 2009 /  #9
Colcannon.

Now that does me for a hangover, I can sit there with a bowl of it and eat it till it comes out of my ears :)

For Aphro, its bascially white cabbage (or I like it with leaks too) and mash potatoes.

Champ is similar (well its still mash) but with onions (onions are cooked in milk and the milk added to the potatoes along with the sofened onions, you can add chives but we never used to)

Soda bread is lovely.

He did however forget Irish Sausages, which are to die for :)

All in all Irish food is lovely and very tasty.
OP RevokeNice 15 | 1,859  
20 Jul 2009 /  #10
aphrodisiac

To be honest theres not, Harp beer is all we have on the mainstream. We also have Guinness and Murphys(stouts) and Smithwicks and Kilkenny( red ales). We have plenty of ciders like Bulmers. Cork Dry Gin and Baileys are popular too. And the whiskey, plenty of whiskey.

Some pubs in Ireland do not stock the commercial beers and serve a variety of home Irish brews and premium beers from eastern europe and Austria etc etc.

PolskaDoll

I edited my earlier post, image and recipe of coddle added. My own personal recipe passed down through generations. True dubliner here. :)
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,444  
20 Jul 2009 /  #11
For Aphro, its bascially white cabbage (or I like it with leaks too) and mash potatoes.

sour or plain? Sounds very yummy. My grandfather used to make one with sour kraut, some veggies, and mashed potatoes, plus some sour cream. Heaven!!!

I am starving now!!!!!!:) Thanks Shelly:)
Jihozapad  
21 Jul 2009 /  #12
Some pubs in Ireland do not stock the commercial beers and serve a variety of home Irish brews and premium beers from eastern europe

wouldn't this p*ss you off, though? :D
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
21 Jul 2009 /  #13
Fish and chips are also done well in Ireland :)
Del boy 20 | 254  
21 Jul 2009 /  #14
4 tablespoons chopped parsley and tarragon.

never tried this herb, what is taste like?
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
21 Jul 2009 /  #15
Colcannon is super, my mother loves it. Colcannon is with fluffy tatties, PD.

Having now had my eyes opened I realised I make this all the time..sometimes I chuck in garlic and bacon though and whatever else I feel like, leeks or spring onion. A variation on a theme.

I edited my earlier post, image and recipe of coddle added.

I saw, thanks. :) I'm not familiar with that one at all.

Boxty I guess is a potato pancake similar to placki ziemniaczane?
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,444  
21 Jul 2009 /  #16
never tried this herb, what is taste like?

sallybernstein.com/food/columns/gilbert/tarragon.htm

here:). One of my fav herbs:)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
21 Jul 2009 /  #17
It has a very Scottish feel to it right enough. Our food isn't so different really.

My fiancee's mother dished up something similar to Fisherman's or Admiral's Pie. I was in heaven. The fish was mintaj which isn't as good as fresh panga but beggars can't be choosers ;) I was very grateful :)
OP RevokeNice 15 | 1,859  
21 Jul 2009 /  #18
Jihozapad

I like Czech pivo. Pilsner, Gambrinas, and Staropramen.

aphrodisiac

Heres colcannon
Lamb stew

A typical sunday lamb roast

Cant believe I forget this, Sheppards pie

Galway Bay seafood

Boxty
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
21 Jul 2009 /  #19
Now the Galway stuff comes in. Lobsters and mussels :) Croatia is right up there too for mussels. Sweden is not bad either.

Shepherds Pie, isn't that Scottish? ;) ;)
OP RevokeNice 15 | 1,859  
21 Jul 2009 /  #20
Seanus

I dont like mussels anymore. Much prefer salmon, sea bass or hake. The best sea bass I ever got was in Spain, my god, it was orgasmic.

Seanus

I spelt Shepherd pie wrong, its my mates surname Sheppard. I think its origins where in England. They call it cottage pie. Probably robbed it off the Irish or Scottish though. As per usual. :)
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,444  
21 Jul 2009 /  #21
I have had Harp, Guinness, Smithwicks and Kilkenny (such an Irish name LOL), and Baileys of course, but where I am at, the wheat beers started to mashroom and it is a nice alternative for something lighter in the summer, with a piece of fruit.

Chech beers are of a good quality for sure.

Thanks for the photos and the recipes Revoke. I think I will be cooking soon and have my friends over for the Irish night:).Thank God we have tarragon here:)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
21 Jul 2009 /  #22
Sea bass? Lovely!! You should try sea bass sushi, now that's mindblowing :)

I put salmon in sushi all the time. Norwegian stuff, it tastes just like the Scots stuff.

Is bangers n mash popular in Ireland? I guess so with all the tatties there.
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,444  
21 Jul 2009 /  #23
Sea bass? Lovely!! You should try sea bass sushi, now that's mindblowing :)

I love sushi. What are tatties Seanus?
OP RevokeNice 15 | 1,859  
21 Jul 2009 /  #24
aphrodisiac

Tarragon is nice, it goes well with chives as well. If you are making a salsa to go with fish, add it with a zest of lemon. Works well, suprisingly.

As for the summer. If its hot we drink this, with plenty of ice.

It makes you terribly horny though. You will be off riding the (un)lucky chap you are with in the jacks. ;)

Could help the declining Polish birthrates.

Seanus

I am a manager in the hospitality industry, I worked with a bloke that is only 24, the bangers and mash he made where amazing. If I went in with a hangover, he saw me right. He is a head chef in the states now.

Another hangover cure, pure comfort food. Goes well with a nice tall glass of milk and a side of roasted vegetables.
Vincent 9 | 805   Moderator
21 Jul 2009 /  #25
and of course, the ultimate hangover cure

Not quite ;) The legendary "Ulster fry" holds that crown. Simply the best fry-up in the world;) Known as "heart-attack on a plate" it is definitely worth taking a gamble on it now and again;)
OP RevokeNice 15 | 1,859  
21 Jul 2009 /  #26
Vincent

Cannot argue with you there.

I can taste the salt in my mouth just from looking at that picture.

Has to be washed down with plenty of OJ and piping hot tay.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
21 Jul 2009 /  #27
sour or plain?

Just with milk and butter and salt and pepper :)

What are tatties Seanus?

It's Scots for potatoes :)
OP RevokeNice 15 | 1,859  
21 Jul 2009 /  #28
salmon

Forgot this one as well, smoked salmon with brown bread. Simple, yet one of the finer things in life. Nyom nyom.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
21 Jul 2009 /  #29
Thanks, Shelley. Aphro, she is right.
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,444  
21 Jul 2009 /  #30
It makes you terribly horny though. You will be off riding the (un)lucky chap you are with in the jacks. ;)

hm.....so if my famale frind (friend LOL) - just a friend asks me what is the best time to go to Ireland - I would say hot summer then;) LOL. Registered.

The legendary "Ulster fry" holds that crown.

good to know:) What's in it please.

piping hot tay.

tea?

Just with milk and butter and salt and pepper :)

I might leave it for the winter then:)

It's Scots for potatoes :)

I was thinking about something else all together but I am glad it is only potatoes LOL.

orgot this one as well, smoked salmon with brown bread. Simple, yet one of the finer things in life. Nyom nyom

do I see some cream cheese there too :) looks devine

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