This is a list of dishes found in Irish cuisine. Irish cuisine is a style of cooking originating from Ireland or developed by Irish people. It evolved from centuries of social and political change. The cuisine takes its influence from the crops grown and animals farmed in its temperate climate. The introduction of the potato in the second half of the 16th century heavily influenced Ireland's cuisine thereafter and, as a result, is often closely associated with Ireland. Representative Irish dishes include Irish stew, bacon and cabbage, boxty, coddle, and colcannon.

Irish dishes

Name Image Description
Bacon and cabbage Gus O'Connor's Pub.jpg Unsliced back bacon boiled together with cabbage and potatoes.[1]
Barmbrack Barmbrack.jpg A leavened bread with sultanas and raisins.
Black pudding Irish black and white pudding slices.JPG Sausage made from cooked pig's blood, pork fat, pork rind, pork shoulder, pork liver, oats, onion, rusk (wheat starch, salt), water, salt, pimento, and seasoning (rusk, spices). Picture shows slices of black pudding (dark) and white pudding (light).
Boxty Boxty with beef and squash.jpg Finely grated raw potato and mashed potato mixed together with flour, baking soda, buttermilk and occasionally egg, then cooked like a pancake on a griddle pan.
Breakfast roll Breakfast Roll.jpg A bread roll filled with elements of a traditional fry-up, designed to be eaten on the way to school or work. It can be purchased at a wide variety of petrol stations, local newsagents, supermarkets, and eateries throughout Ireland and Great Britain.
Champ (also known as Poundies) Champ (food).JPG Mashed potatoes and chopped scallions (spring onions) with butter and milk.
Coddle Coddle.jpg Layers of roughly sliced pork sausages bacon, usually thinly sliced, somewhat fatty back bacon, with sliced potatoes, and onions.
Colcannon Colcannon (4438873634) (2).jpg Mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage.
Cottage pie Shepherd's Pie (8227698373).jpg Cottage pie is a beef and vegetable mixture with gravy topped with mashed potato.
Crubeens Crubeens 2008.jpg Boiled pigs' feet.
Drisheen A type of black pudding.
Farl Ben W Bell Soda Bread Farl 05 June 2007.jpg A traditional quick bread or cake, roughly triangular in shape.
Fried bread Fried bread.jpg Bread fried in bacon fat.
Full breakfast Irish breakfast.jpg Bacon, sausages and eggs, often served with a variety of side dishes.
Goody A dessert dish made by boiling bread in milk with sugar and spices.
Gur cake Gur cake.jpg A pastry confection associated with Dublin.
Irish stew Irish stew 2007 (cropped).jpg A traditional stew of lamb, or mutton, potatoes, carrots, onions, and parsley.
Limerick Ham A particular method of preparing a joint of bacon within the cuisine of Ireland. The method was originally developed in County Limerick, Ireland.
Irish Seafood Chowder A particular method of preparing a seafood soup, often served with milk or creal.
Mashed potato MashedPotatoes.jpg Prepared by mashing freshly boiled potatoes with a potato masher, fork, ricer,or food mill, or whipping them with a hand beater. Butter and milk are sometimes added.
Pastie Pastie supper Ben W Bell 27 March 2006.jpg A round, battered pie of minced pork, onion, potato and seasoning.
Scone Buttermilk-Scones-batch.jpg A scone is a single-serving quick bread/cake, usually made of wheat, barley or oatmeal with baking powder as a leavening agent and baked on sheet pans. A scone is often lightly sweetened and occasionally glazed with egg wash.[2]
Potato bread Irwins potato cakes modified.jpg A flat bread made from potato and flour, dry-fried. A key component of the Ulster Fry.
Skirts and kidneys Skirts and Kidneys.jpg A stew made from pork meat, including the kidneys, bladder, and liver.
Soda bread Irish brown soda bread.JPG A variety of quick bread traditionally made in a variety of cuisines in which sodium bicarbonate (otherwise known as baking soda) is used as a leavening agent instead of the more common yeast. The ingredients of traditional soda bread are flour, bread soda, salt, and buttermilk. Sometimes raisins are added to make it sweeter.
Spiced beef Irish Spiced Beef A cured and salted joint of rump steak or silverside beef, which is traditionally served at Christmas or the New Year.
White pudding Irish black and white pudding slices.JPG Very similar to black pudding, but containing no blood. Contains pork meat and fat, suet, bread, and oatmeal formed into a large sausage shape. Picture shows slices of white pudding (light) and black pudding (dark).

See also


  1. ^ Sheehan, Seán; Levy, Pat (2003). Dublin (2nd ed.). Footprint Travel Guides. p. 134. ISBN 1-903471-66-4. that most traditional of Irish workaday meals: bacon and cabbage 
  2. ^ Hollywood, Paul. "Paul Hollywood's scones". BBC. Retrieved 22 September 2015.