Tip for boiling potatoes

Donít add salt to the water when you are boiling potatoes Ė this stops them splitting. Instead drain them, and then season.

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Potato soup with pancetta and cheddar cheese††

When you have extra potatoes, don't leave them to turn green. Instead make this warming rich soup. It freezes well if you don't add the cream until you reheat it. Omit the pancetta if you haven't got any or use bacon instead. †


How to cook with Physalis fruit

Physalis fruit, also called Cape Gooseberries, are luscious round yellow fruits encased in a papery wrapper that looks like a Chinese lantern. You can eat the fruit raw, poach them or use them to decorate everything from a cupcake to a pavlova to a cheesecake. †



French Prune Tart or Far Breton

A speciality of Brittany in France, a Far Breton is a pastry-less custard tart with prunes which is often served with a glass of cold cider. It is good with a coffee after dinner or even as a sweet breakfast. † †






Visiting from outside Ireland? Read our Irish Recipes here in our Irish food section.

Irish cabbage and potato soup† † Buttered Irish Leeks††Irish Bread and Butter Pudding† † †Irish boxty recipe† ††Irish porridge with honey, cream and fruit† ††Cheesy potatoes with Glebe Brethan Cheese† †Irish potato cakes† † †Irish Potato Stuffing recipe† ††Irish Potato salad recipe† ††Irish rice pudding† ††Irish soda bread recipe† ††Irish Wholemeal Brown Bread† ††Stir-Fried Cabbage with bacon† † †Irish Beef in Guinness† † †Irish Fruit scones† † †Creamy Onion mash† † ††Ham hock, kale and potato stew† † ††Irish lamb stew† † ††Irish parsley sauce† ††Fried mackerel fillets with oatmeal† † † †Irish Champ recipe


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