There's more to St. Patrick's Day than shamrocks and green beer. Try these traditional recipes featuring Irish-American food at its best—corned beef and cabbage, rich lamb stew made with Guinness, Irish soda bread, shepherd's pie and more.
A renown Crescent City dessert, nothing says comfort more than this banana bread pudding. Created as a way to use up stale bread, this decadent dessert has it all ― a creamy, warm, custardy texture filled with spiced banana. Top with a dollop of freshly whipped cream to make a good thing even better!
You don't have to be Irish to enjoy this soda bread. It's quick and easy to make, requires just a few ingredients, and is great with dinner or toasted with a slather of butter and jam for breakfast. To really enjoy this quick bread that's crusty on the outside and chewy on the inside, serve it warm.
The deli favorite Reuben sandwich is beloved for good reason--it's absolutely delicious. One version of its creation holds to the story that it was invented by Arnold Reuben, the owner of the legendary (but now defunct) Reuben's Delicatessen in NYC, for a Broadway actress who entered the deli late one night and announced that she was so hungry she could "eat a brick"--and the Reuben special was born.
What we do know for certain though, is that the popularity of Reuben sandwich spread, and before long it became a national institution, appearing on menus across the country. It was originally made with corned beef, but the pastrami version is now just as popular. Enjoy!