Kerrygold Buttery Irish Potato and Apple Bake

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Cook:  15 minutes
Serves:  8

Ingredients:
  • 3 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 pounds tart cooking apples (such as Granny Smith), peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 6 slices thick cut bacon, coarsely chopped
  • 6 tablespoons Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter
  • Chopped chives for garnish, optional
Directions:

Kerrygold Buttery Irish Potato and Apple Bake

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Cook:  15 minutes
Serves:  8

Ingredients:
  • 3 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 pounds tart cooking apples (such as Granny Smith), peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 6 slices thick cut bacon, coarsely chopped
  • 6 tablespoons Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter
  • Chopped chives for garnish, optional
Directions:

Fluffy Baked Potato

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You simply cannot beat a big, fluffy baked potato. A tasty and comforting way to do spuds, it equally works as the perfect side or as a versatile supper staple. And with a scoop of Dairygold melting into it, it’ll almost look too good to eat. Almost.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium baking potato
  • 1 teaspoon / 5g olive oil
  • A pinch / 5g salt
  • A pinch / 5g pepper
  • 1 tbsp / 15g Dairygold
  • Grated cheese (Cheddar works well but whatever you fancy)

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 150°C/300°F/Gas Mk 2.

Scrub the spuds clean, then score the skin a few times.

Rub each one with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Make sure they’re well covered so that the skins will crisp up nicely.

Now pop them into the oven – directly onto the oven racks is fine, no need for a baking tray.

At this stage you can do whatever else is on the evening’s agenda, while you let the potatoes bake for 90 minutes or so. You’ll know they’re ready when the skins are golden brown and dry, and the insides feel completely soft when pricked with a fork.

Once they’re baked, it’s time for the good part. Use a knife to cut across the length of each potato and dollop the Dairgold smack dab into the open centre, so that it will melt and spread deliciously throughout.

Season with the black pepper to taste, and finish off with some grated cheese for an extra layer of Mmm.

It’s hard to improve on a classic like this, but here’s a fun way to mix it up: when the potatoes are baked, cut off the top of each one so that you can scoop out the potato inside while keeping the crispy skin intact. Mix the cooked potato with the Dairygold, pepper and cheese until it’s creamy, then spoon it back into the potato skins and pop the “lids” back on.

– See more at: http://www.yourdairygold.ie/food-made-better/perfect-baked-potato.aspx#sthash.CW1Fvi3y.dpuf

 

Mary Flahavan’s oatmeal vegetable soup

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Ingredients:
  • 1 fl oz (30ml)  (2tbsp) Sunflower Oil
  • 2 Medium Onions, chopped
  • 2 Sticks of Celery, chopped
  • 8oz (225g) Potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Medium Carrots, chopped
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic (optional)
  • 3oz  (75g) Flahavan’s Irish Oatmeal
  • 8oz  (225g) Can of Tomatoes
  • 2 Vegetable or Chicken Stock Cubes
  • 50 fl oz (1.5 Litre) Water
  • Salt and Pepper
Method:
  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the vegetables and stir in the oil until evenly coated. Add the oatflakes and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes, stock cubes and water and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  3. Blend, season and serve.
  4. Garnish with cream and chopped parsley.

http://www.flahavans.ie/recipes/oatmeal-vegetable-soup/301

Mary Flahavan’s oatmeal vegetable soup

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Ingredients:
  • 1 fl oz (30ml)  (2tbsp) Sunflower Oil
  • 2 Medium Onions, chopped
  • 2 Sticks of Celery, chopped
  • 8oz (225g) Potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Medium Carrots, chopped
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic (optional)
  • 3oz  (75g) Flahavan’s Irish Oatmeal
  • 8oz  (225g) Can of Tomatoes
  • 2 Vegetable or Chicken Stock Cubes
  • 50 fl oz (1.5 Litre) Water
  • Salt and Pepper
Method:
  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the vegetables and stir in the oil until evenly coated. Add the oatflakes and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes, stock cubes and water and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  3. Blend, season and serve.
  4. Garnish with cream and chopped parsley.

http://www.flahavans.ie/recipes/oatmeal-vegetable-soup/301

Mary Flahavan’s oatmeal vegetable soup

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Ingredients:
  • 1 fl oz (30ml)  (2tbsp) Sunflower Oil
  • 2 Medium Onions, chopped
  • 2 Sticks of Celery, chopped
  • 8oz (225g) Potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Medium Carrots, chopped
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic (optional)
  • 3oz  (75g) Flahavan’s Irish Oatmeal
  • 8oz  (225g) Can of Tomatoes
  • 2 Vegetable or Chicken Stock Cubes
  • 50 fl oz (1.5 Litre) Water
  • Salt and Pepper
Method:
  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the vegetables and stir in the oil until evenly coated. Add the oatflakes and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes, stock cubes and water and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  3. Blend, season and serve.
  4. Garnish with cream and chopped parsley.

http://www.flahavans.ie/recipes/oatmeal-vegetable-soup/301

Colcannon Cakes with Poached Eggs and Hollandaise Sauce

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This dish would also be delicious served with a slice of baked ham or bacon if you have any leftover. Alternatively, chop up the ham or bacon and add to the colcannon mixture before shaping into patties.

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 450g potatoes, peeled
  • 40g butter
  • 3 scallions, finely chopped
  • A little salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 50g Savoy cabbage, shredded
  • A little plain flour, for dusting
  • Olive oil, for frying
  • 1 tablesp. white wine vinegar
  • 4 large eggs

For the Hollandaise Sauce

  • 2 teasp. white wine or tarragon vinegar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 100g unsalted butter

To Cook

Cook the potatoes in a covered pan of boiling salted water for 15-20 minutes until tender.

Meanwhile, heat a knob of the butter and one tablespoon of water in a heavy-based pan with a lid, over a high heat. When the butter has melted and formed an emulsion, add the scallions and cabbage with a pinch of salt. Cover, shake vigorously and cook over a high heat for 1 minute. Shake the pan again and cook for another minute, then season with pepper.

Drain the potatoes and mash until smooth, then beat in the remaining butter. Fold in the cabbage mixture. Shape the mixture into four balls, dust with flour and press into neat patties.

Heat a thin film of olive oil in a heavy-based frying pan and add the patties, then cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown.

To make the poached eggs, bring a large pan of water to the boil. Add the vinegar and season with salt and keep at a very gentle simmer. Break the eggs into the water and simmer for 3-4 minutes until just cooked but still soft on the inside. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain well on kitchen paper, trimming away any ragged edges.

To make the hollandaise sauce, place the vinegar and egg yolks in a food processor with a pinch of salt. Blend until just combined.

Gently heat the butter in a heavy-based pan until melted and just beginning to foam. Turn on the food processor and with the motor running at medium speed; pour in the melted butter in a thin, steady stream through the feeder tube. Continue to blitz for another 5 seconds and pour back into the pan but do not return to the heat. Allow the heat from the pan to finish thickening the sauce as you stir it gently for another minute before serving. Season to taste with salt.

Serving Suggestions

To serve, place a colcannon cake on each warmed plate and place a poached egg on top of each one. Spoon over the hollandaise sauce and add a grinding of black pepper.

Nutritional Analysis per Serving

Protein:   13g 

Carbohydrates:   23g 

Fat:    46g 

Iron:    2.5mg 

Energy:  555kcal