Good gracious, is that the time of year?
I can hardly believe that March beckons already, and while we’ve been busy spring-cleaning our parliament and choosing new political colour schemes, one thing remains certain: Paddy’s Day is a-coming and it’s green all the way. If you happened to be around these parts this time last year, you might remember what that meant: a great big ol’ celebration of Irish food.
So, if you’re food blogging something with St. Patrick’s Day in mind, why not join me for another Paddy’s Day Food Parade this year (and if you’re participating in the Irish Cookalongs traditional Irish cookalong on March 4th, why not send along your best Irish wares for display in the parade too).
To join in, send an email to paddysday [at] thedailyspud [dot] com including:
- Your name
- Your blog name
- A link to your blog post
- A title for your dish or drink
- A picture of same (preferably 500 pixels wide, 72 dpi)
- Anything else you’d like to tell me about it
- Include a link back to this post and use the logo above if you like
I’ll accept submissions up until midday (GMT) on March 16th and post the roundup on March 17th. Any food or drink that you feel even vaguely appropriate to the Irish national holiday is welcome – have a look at last year’s extravaganza and you’ll get the idea.
To kick things off, allow me to present (if a bit tongue-in-cheekily) that cousin to the chip butty, the venerable Irish crisp sandwich.
The Classic Irish Crisp Sandwich
- Crusty white bread, sliced as thickly as you dare. Traditional batch bread is a classic choice and a doorstep is my preferred unit of thickness.
- Irish butter, slathers thereof.
- Bag of crisps (Tayto cheese ‘n’ onion being my own personal preference). Note that this may also be referred to as a packet of crisps or, in some areas, a package of crisps or even a package of crips.
You’ll also need:
- A dirty great big mug o’ Lyons or Barry’s tea to wash it all down.
- Hardly needs instructions, does it? Slather bread with butter, insert crisps between 2 thusly buttered slices, squish together and eat. Wash down with a mug or ten of tea.
- Slices of ham are a much favoured addition to this all time classic, and a variant on what is, itself, another Irish favourite, the ham sandwich.
- Crisp sambo for one (or more, in the unlikely event that you’ll want to share).