St. Patrick’s Day Recipe: Irish Porridge & Salmon Fishcakes

You can't go to the pub to celebrate with your friends on this St. Patrick's Day… but you can cook at home! Here are a few popular Irish recipes from Good Food Ireland that you can whip up at home for the family! Something sweet and something savory.

Irish Porridge 

Traditional Recipe Cooked with Water or Milk 


Porridge Oats  2 oz

Milk                7 fl oz


Heat the milk, add porridge oats and cook for 1 min serve with honey or salt

Bircher Muesli made with Irish Porridge Oats 


Porridge Oats  5oz

Irish Honey  1oz

Milk             20 fl oz

Natural Yogurt  14oz

Sultanas          4oz

Banana           1 whole chopped  

Apple              1 Grated 

Blueberries      4oz


Combine ingredients and devour!! 

Salmon Fishcakes 


2 shallots finely chopped 

1lb Salmon Filleted and skinned 

Kerrygold Butter 1 Tablespoon

Dry White Wine 5 fl oz

Chopped Parsley 1 Tablespoon 

Mashed Potatoes – no cream no butter 

For the Coating:

2 Tablespoons Plain Floor 

2 Eggs 

2 oz soft white Breadcrumbs 


Pre-heat oven to 200c/400fgas 6

Butter and season a tray.  Sprinkle with the shallots and sit the salmon on top.  Drizzle with white wine and season with salt and pepper. Cover with foil and bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes – the salmon should be firm to touch but still pink in the middle. 

Sit the salmon in a colander over a pan to collect all the juices.

When all the juices have drained, place in a small pot and reduce on a stove to a nice syrup consistency.

Break up the salmon into flakes, add the syrup and chopped parsley, then fold in the potato until you have a binding texture. Check for seasoning and roll into 12 to 18 ball shaped cakes.

To Breadcrumb – Lightly pass through the flour, beaten eggs and breadcrumbs, repeat the process again.

To Cook – Deep fry at 180c/ 350f for 4-5 minutes drain well.

Serving suggestion 

Serve 3 per portion on a bed of steamed baby spinach and lemon butter sauce. 


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