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St. Patrick’s Day Traditional Meal: Remixed

Come and gone another year, St. Patrick’s day.

St. Patty’s day: An Irish holiday where if you don’t wear shamrock green; you’re without a doubt going to get pinched. The “feast day” traditions are brought out through wishes of luck, drinking, and most importantly – food.

So what does the traditional St. Patrick’s day menu really look like? Simple. Corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots with a slice of soda bread are all on the menu.  But not after tossing all in a pot and boiling it on the stove.

This might be for some people, but for college students looking for a more exciting way to eat this dish, hitting up good ol’ Pinterest for Patty’s day is the way to go. So let us begin hunting for these Pinterest pots of gold.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Grilled Cheese

The name corned beef alone could make anyone cringe, but thrown between some sweet brown bread, smothered in cheese with a Guinness beer? What’s not to love? This grilled cheese with an Irish twist is the ultimate St. Patrick’s day sandwich. If you are a Reuben sandwich fan, then this grilled cheese will be sure to please. Make it on a skillet or in a Panini press. Either way, satisfaction is guaranteed.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Tacos

Now this definitely sounds strange, but this modern spin turns this hefty plate into finger food in a jiffy. This is a great way to eat your Irish meal the day after. Shred the beef, add some cabbage and with a dollop of horseradish cream sauce… be hail your tacos are complete!

Corned Beef and Cabbage – Crockpot Style

This is one of the easiest ways to modernize this Irish meal. Slow cooking those babies really adds to the savory flavor. It cooks all day long, so while we’re off at school, Mr. Crockpot is working away at making your dinner for later that night. There are various recipes accessible to any collegiette on Pinterest.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Quesadilla

Yet again, Irish goes Mexican food with this tasty looking corned beef and cabbage quesadilla. What this yummy treat has that the others don’t however, is a decent amount of Irish cheddar. This quesadilla is very close to a Reuben sandwich, containing sauerkraut (pickled cabbage) to give it that extra nudge. Mix it up however you like, if you want to use a different kind of cheese, have at it!

Want a few more ideas? Check out our WWU Pinterest page where we have pinned a variety of recipes to choose from!

Kylee Morgan. WWU. 21 years old. Communications and PR enthusiast. WWU Campus Correspondent.
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