\"Take

Take a gander (Irish slang for look) at these ten gems. Champ is a dish made of mashed potatoes with butter and milk. Photo by: Getty

Strangely named Irish food for St. Patrick's Day you may not know

\"Take

Take a gander (Irish slang for look) at these ten gems. Champ is a dish made of mashed potatoes with butter and milk. Photo by: Getty

Think the Irish don't have enough imagination to give their food unusual names, think again! Take a gander (Irish slang for look) at these ten gems.

1. Champ: No not Muhammad Ali, a type of mashed potato that is whipped up with milk and butter.

2. Back Rashers: No not some tropical disease but the Irish name for bacon. Sizzling rashers on the pan, sweet Irish tea and soda bread – ah, the perfect breakfast.

3. Drisheen: No, not some obscure Irish town but beautiful black pudding made from cows or pigs blood – a rare delicacy.

4. Crubeens: No, not some swear word, but wonderful pigs feet or trotters. Perfect in a sandwich

5. Tripe: No, not some nonsense someone is talking to you but edible offal from the stomachs of some animals—er, think I’ll pass

6. Colcannon: Not your distant American relative but a form of mashed potato mixed with cabbage,  not unlike champ.

7. Irish trifle: Not some insignificant thing, but actually a beautiful desert made with fresh cream, jello and custard

8. Boxty: No, not someone who wants to box you but yet another variation on the humble potato—which proves that the Irish still love the spud

9. Dublin Coddle: Not what you do with the missus, but a dish made of sausage and bacon – delicious

10. Fish fingers: No, not fish that can count, but fish in finger shape cooked in deep batter – delicious.

COMMENTS

Log in with your social accounts:

Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:

Forgot your password ?

Don't have an account yet? Register now !

Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:


Already have an account ?

For Newsletter Subscribers – Draw for 1 Prize on December 31st.

Prize: Your Piece of Ireland – a Square of Land in the heart of the Glens of Antrim, Ireland

More details here (or you can buy a little piece of Ireland directly): http://bit.ly/1zew9ox

Terms & Conditions

Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


Make sure we gathered the correct information from you

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.


Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: