It's Electric St. Patrick's Day Recipes


It's Electric St. Patrick's Day recipes


Stephanie O’Dea
I don't like to cook my cabbage and potatoes with my corned beef when I make our traditional corned beef & cabbage dinner for St. Patrick's Day.
I get it that it's "customary" --- but I've never been all that customary of a girl ---
so why should I start now?

;-)I'm very into keeping food separate so it doesn't all taste the same.

For this side dish, the potatoes and cabbage slow roast in a touch of olive oil and balsamic vinegar to make a great tangy side dish that is neither slimy nor soggy!


Roasted Cabbage and Potatoes
(click thru for photos and reader comments)
can easily feed 8

1 small head of cabbage
12 to 14 colorful baby potatoes
10 to 12 whole cloves of garlic (approx a whole head)
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

The Directions.
wash vegetables
--cut potatoes into 1 inch chunks (I didn't peel them)
--cut cabbage into wedges--don't worry about separating the leaves
--throw veggies into the crockpot with the whole garlic cloves
--add olive oil, salt, pepper, and balsamic vinegar
toss with hands to coat thoroughly.
cook on high for 3 hours or low for 4 to 6 hours.
the vegetables are done when the potatoes reach desired tenderness.
the cabbage will get a little caramelized and crispy around the edges where they touch the crock walls. That's okay--it tastes good!

The Verdict.

The first time I made this recipe I filled up so much on the veggies that I didn't eat anything else for dinner.

This is the way cabbage should be eaten -- I think the reason that people say they don't like cabbage is because it usually is served to them in a big squishy pile on their plate.

We should not let that happen anymore!


Happy Slow Cooking!

here are the rest of the St. Patrick's Day Recipes in case you missed them.

Corned beef hash is one of my favorite breakfast foods.  It’s easy in the air fryer.  If you use the air fryer oven, put the mixture in a square pan and, if you’re using the Cuisinart air fryer oven, set the temperature to about 350 degrees, with the temperature knob straight up and down in position.  Of course, if you don’t want to add the eggs at the end, just omit them. 



by Soup Loving Nicole


Prep Time:

15 mins

Cook Time:

25 mins

Total Time:

40 mins




2 servings


list of 8 items

1 pound red potatoes, cubed

½ cup chopped green bell pepper

½ cup chopped onion

2 teaspoons vegetable oil

½ teaspoon paprika

salt and ground black pepper to taste

1 cup cubed leftover corned beef

2 eggs



list of 4 items

Step 1

Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Step 2

Combine potatoes, bell pepper, and onion in a large bowl. Add vegetable oil, paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir until potatoes are evenly coated. Transfer

mixture to the basket of the air fryer.

Step 3

Cook for 10 minutes. Shake and cook 5 for minutes more. Stir in the corned beef and cook for 5 minutes.

Step 4

Make 2 small wells in the mixture. Crack 1 egg into each well. Cook until eggs are set and cooked to desired doneness, about 3 minutes.


I love Reuben sandwiches!  While they can be done on the stove or in a contact grill, they are great in the air fryer.  If you have an air fryer oven, such as the Cuisinart TOA60, you can make 4 sandwiches at one time.  In the air fryer oven, have the temperature knob straight up and down.  I think that is about 350 degrees, lower than in the linked recipe below, but great for the oven mentioned above.  You may have to copy and paste the link below in your browser to get to it.  I had to do that.  Enjoy!


The following are from All Recipes.


Instant Pot Corned Beef Brisket


In bottom of Instant Pot liner combine:

2 cups water

12 oz. beer and

4 cloves minced garlic or equivalent.

Put trivet in pot and lay corned beef brisket on top.

Sprinkle on seasoning packet.

Pressure cook on high 90 minutes.

Naturally release pressure 15 minutes and then quick release any pressure that may be left.

Put meat on plate or cookie sheet, cover with foil and let rest 10 to 15 minutes.

While meat rests, in Instant Pot place:

4 to 5 potatoes, cut into chunks

4 to 5 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks or several baby carrots

1 onion cut into small wedges

2 turnips, cut into chunks, (optional) and

1 head cabbage, cut into wedges.

Pressure cook on high, 5 minutes.

Quick release and serve with corned beef.


Irish Colcannon


I haven’t tried this yet, but think it sounds delicious.  I would cook my bacon in the microwave oven and, you got it, I’d cook and mash my potatoes in the Instant Pot, folding in the other ingredients at the end, before serving.


Crisp cook and crumble 4 slices bacon.

Peel, cube, cook and drain 2 ½ lb. potatoes.

Chop ½ of a small head of cabbage and

1 onion.

In a skillet, in drippings from bacon, saute cabbage and onion 10 to 15 minutes, until tender.

Mash potatoes with ½ cup milk, seasoned with salt and pepper and garlic, if desired, to taste.

Fold in crumbled bacon, cabbage and onion.

Pour ½ stick melted butter in center and serve.


I don’t know where I got the following recipe, but I’ve had it for years.  It’s easy, yummy and green!


Pistachio Nut Cake


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In large bowl, put

1 white cake mix

1 small box instant pistachio pudding

4 eggs at room temperature and beaten

2/3 cup vegetable oil

1 cup club soda and

1 cup chopped pistachios.

Blend well with mixer.

Pour into greased and floured 9 by 13 pan.

Bake 40 minutes, or until cake tests done.

Cool and frost.


With mixer, combine:

1 8 oz. container thawed Coolwhip

1 small box instant pistachio pudding and

1 cup milk.

Let stand 10 minutes before spreading on cake.

Refrigerate cake.