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Delicious shortbread cheesecake - perfect for the start of summer Photo by: Google Images

IrishCentral’s top Irish recipes - from corned beef and cabbage to cheesecake

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Delicious shortbread cheesecake - perfect for the start of summer Photo by: Google Images

It’s no secret that the Irish are fond of a nice bit of homemade, comfort grub and over the years we’ve noticed that our recipes are hugely popular on IrishCentral.

We’ve put together the top ten recipes as chosen by IrishCentral readers over the years. Although some of them, such as corned beef and cabbage and stew are no-brainers, the IrishCentral readers went a little off script with spring rolls and pasta bakes making it into their top recipes.

Just click on the title to view the simple recipes.

Knock them together and sit down and enjoy them with your friends and family this Memorial Day weekend.

1. Corned Beef and Cabbage

Although in Ireland we opt for bacon rather than corned beef when the Irish arrived to New York there was none to be found. The Jewish butchers substituted the bacon for corned beef and low and behold the tradition stuck.

Either way it’s the top favorite meal with the Irish on either side of the Atlantic.

2. Shepherd’s Pie

As I’ve said before this is the best Irish comfort food going and it’s sure to put a smile on the face of any Irish person you know.

3. Corned Beef and Cabbage Pasta Bake

All right, so the IrishCentral readers liked a pasta bake out of all the hundreds of recipes on this site but it might just be their sensible streak showing. After you’ve cooked for all your friends, cousins and extended family over the weekend you’re bound to be left with a pile of left-overs.

What to do, what to do! Pasta!

4. Potatoes treats

What Irish person doesn’t like potatoes!? But it seems that the Irish palate is getting a little more sophisticated. Above Colcannon and Boxty the IrishCentral readers have voted “Potato cheesy ale and cheddar colcannon” and “Bacon and cheese quiche with potato crust” their top potato treats.

5. Corned Beef and Cabbage Spring Rolls

Our chef, Michael Gilligan, came up with this one and it really took off. He also does a very good job at explaining the place of corned beef and cabbage in the Irish diet. Although it’s Irish meets Chinese food it seems to me like this would really work.

6. Irish Stew with Guinness

Meat? Check. Vegetables? Check. Guinness? Check. What’s not to like about this delicious, nurturing Irish meal.

7. Hearty Sandwich

So this is essentially and Italian meal but it seems the color scheme alone was enough to entice you guys. It’s also a smart move to have a nice big breakfast before a day of revelery.

8. Traditional Irish Butter Shortbread Cheesecake

No one makes cheesecake like an Irish mammy and this recipes replicates my own mother’s well. This is one to show off at a dinner party or just to remember home.

9. Roast Leg of Lamb

This is definitely a favorite Irish Sunday dinner and a perfect big meal for any event at the start of spring. Delicious with mint sauce and roast potatoes, I wholeheartedly agree with the readers choice on this one.

10. Irish Tricolor Cookies

They’re green, white and orange what more do you want? Also a great idea as a gift to bring to a party.

For more Irish recipes click here

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