I had a little St. Patrick’s Day party, and wanted a menu that went beyond Irish Stew, or Corned Beef and Cabbage, and this is what I came up with, the ULTIMATE St. Patrick’s Day Burger. I made my own Potato Buns, and then made a burger toped with Irish Cheddar Cheese, and Irish Bacon. And of course, what every St. Patrick’s Day dinner needs is more potatoes -serve with a side of potato chips.
I started out with the potato buns. I’m not really a bread maker, but I thought I’d give it a try. I found Grandma Roses Potato Rolls Recipe here. I used my mixer and bread hook (nice to break it out, since I’ve never used it before) instead of kneading the dough. Since I was making them into hamburger buns, rather than the clover ones in the recipe, I weighted out about 100 grams per bun, to make them all even. It all seemed to go very well. I followed the recipe, and they did turn out to be really good. I found them slightly dense though, and if I were making them again (or if you were going to give it a try), I would have let them rise again after I formed them into rolls, to make them a little larger and lighter. They were really good though.
I used some Irish bacon for the burgers. I found it at Loblaws, but you might be able to get some from your butcher, ask for bacon rashers, it’s a slightly different cut, some where between Canadian back bacon, and regular streaky bacon -and oh so yummy. For cheese I used Dubliners Irish Cheddar, also found at Loblaws.
Just for fun, I made used some free printables from Love The Day, and attached them to a green toothpick for the perfect little St. Patrick’s Day touch. These were so, so yummy served up with some kettle cooked potato chips, and way better than boiled cabbage, so if you’re looking for a special St. Patrick’s Day dinner idea, this one is a winner.
And what do you enjoy with an Irish Burger? How about a Guiness, or an Irish Cider? (And maybe a little Baileys for dessert). Delicious.
With this yummy, yummy dinner, life really is a party (said with an Irish accent and a wee wink)!
This post is linked up at Tatertots and Jello.