How to Make Irish Appetizer Recipes 

People want to learn how to make Irish appetizer recipes and other foods especially for New Years Eve celebrations. Many Irish traditions and Irish superstitions are also relived each year; more so than most other countries. Houses are cleaned spotless and doors are left unlocked on New Years Eve, waiting for the arrival of their guests; guests that have passed on.

The Irish have a custom of banging on the doors and windows with Christmas cakes or breads. This is supposed to chase the bad spirits away and let the good luck in. Young women sleep with mistletoe under their pillows to find a man. There are many such ideas that have been passed down through the years but like in all countries, food and family are at the top of all traditions.

There are many potato pancake recipes from many different countries. The Irish have a variety of different versions of “boxty recipes” traditional Irish dishes made of potatoes. This potato pancake usually consists of a combination of freshly grated potatoes and mashed potatoes. They make great appetizers for a New Years Eve party or as a side dish to your meal.


How to Make Irish Appetizer RecipesHow to Make Irish Appetizer Recipes
  • 3 Medium grated potatoes
  • 3 Medium potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 1 Cup flour
  • 1 Cup buttermilk
  • ¼ Teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 Beaten eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ Cup oil

Peel and cut up 3 potatoes; cover with water and cook until tender.

While potatoes are cooking, peel 3 potatoes and grate; rinse and squeeze excess water out.

Combine the flour and baking soda.

When potatoes are tender, drain all the water off and place in a mixing bowl.

Beat the potatoes until smooth adding a little of the buttermilk.

Beat in the eggs, grated potatoes, salt and pepper.

Add the flour mixture and as much of the buttermilk to make pouring consistency (like pancake batter).

Heat griddle with oil; add ¼ cup of batter to hot griddle to make pancakes.

Cook on both sides and serve hot.


Like potatoes, another popular and abundant vegetable to cook with in Ireland is the turnip. They are cheap to purchase and many different types of turnip recipes can be prepared from them. When you learn how to make Irish appetizer recipes, you will also find these included in these recipes.

  • 3 Chicken bouillon cubes
  • 3 Cups water
  • 2 Pounds turnips, pared and cubed (about 7 cups)
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped parsley
  • ½ Teaspoon sugar

In a large saucepan, combine the bouillon cubes and water; heat until water boils and cubes dissolve.

Add turnips; simmer uncovered about 30 minutes or until tender.

In a saucepan melt the butter and add the onions; cook until tender.

Place drained turnips in a large mixing bowl and start mixing.

Add the butter and onion and mix; and the parsley and sugar.

Whip mixture until fluffy.

Serve with small slices of toasted Irish soda bread.


When Irish appetizer recipes combine two of the most favorite ingredients, corn beef and cabbage, they will surely be a hit.

  • 8 Ounces cream cheese
  • 4 Ounces finely chopped corn beef
  • ¼ Cup finely chopped cabbage
  • ½ Cup grated Dubliner cheese (or Swiss cheese)
  • ¼ Teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 Teaspoon dried thyme
  • 18 to 24 Wonton skins
  • Melted butter

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Spray miniature muffin tins with non stick spray; brush one side of wonton skins with melted butter.

Carefully press wonton skins butter side up in muffin cups.

Combine and blend in a medium bowl the cheeses, corn beef, cabbage, onion and thyme.

Spoon mixture into wonton lined muffin cups; bake 15 to 20 minutes or until wonton skins are golden brown.

Serve warm.


  • 2 Packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese
  • 12 Ounces thinly sliced corn beef
  • 2 Teaspoons grated onion
  • ¼ Teaspoon dry mustard

Combine and blend cream cheese, onion and mustard.

Spread mixture on slice of corn beef and roll up “jelly roll” style.

Repeat until all corn beef is used; wrap and refrigerate for 24 hours before serving.


As you are learning how to make Irish appetizer recipes you will find this sausage recipe to be very popular.

  • 1 Pound ground pork
  • ½ Teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ Teaspoon ground thyme
  • ¼ Teaspoon crushed rosemary
  • 1/8 Teaspoon marjoram
  • ¾ Cup fine dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 Beaten egg
  • Puff pastry

Preheat oven to 375F degrees.

Combine and blend ground pork, garlic, thyme, rosemary, marjoram, breadcrumbs and beaten egg.

Shape into small sausage links size (about 1 ½ inches long).

Wrap sausages in pieces puff pastry; bake about 15 minutes or until sausages are done and pastry is golden brown.

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