List of Irish dishes

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 dishesEdit

English Name Irish Name Image Description
Bacon and cabbage Bágún agus cabáiste   Unsliced back bacon boiled together with cabbage and potatoes.[1]
Barmbrack Bairín breac   A leavened bread with sultanas and raisins.
Batter burger A fast food consisting of a beef patty cooked in batter, similar to a battered sausage. A Wurly burger (spellings vary) is a batter burger served with a hamburger bun and toppings.
Black pudding Putóg dhubh   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 Bacstaí   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 Rollóg bhricfeasta   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. Often served alongside the chicken fillet roll, which is filled with "plain" or "spicy" fried chicken breast fillet.

Also known as "Poundies"

Brúitín   Mashed potatoes and chopped scallions (spring onions) with butter and milk.
Coddle Cadal   Layers of roughly sliced pork sausages, bacon (usually thinly sliced, somewhat fatty back bacon), with sliced potatoes and onions.
Colcannon Cál ceannann   Mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage.
Cottage pie Pióg an aoire   Cottage pie is a beef and vegetable mixture with gravy topped with mashed potato.
Crubeens Crúibín   Boiled pigs' feet.
Curry chips   Chips and a curry sauce.
Drisheen Drisín A type of black pudding.
Farl Farla   A traditional quick bread or cake, roughly triangular in shape.
Fried bread Arán friochta   Bread fried in bacon fat.
Full breakfast

Also known as "full Irish", "Irish fry" or "Ulster Fry"

Bricfeasta friochta   Rashers, sausages and eggs, often served with a variety of side dishes such as fried mushrooms, soda bread and puddings.
Garlic cheese chips Chips with garlic mayonnaise and melted cheddar cheese.
Goody Gudaí A dessert dish made by boiling bread in milk with sugar and spices.
Gur cake Cáca gur   A pastry confection associated with Dublin.
Irish stew Stobhach/

Stobhach Gaelach

  A traditional stew of lamb, or mutton, potatoes, carrots, onions, and parsley.
Jambon A folded puff pastry filled with diced ham, egg and cheese, served warm at delicatessens and often eaten at breakfast or elevenses.
Limerick Ham Liamhás Luimnigh 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 Seabhdar A particular method of preparing a seafood soup, often served with milk or creal.
Mashed potato Brúitín   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 -   A round, battered pie of minced pork, onion, potato and seasoning.
Potato bread Arán prátaí   A flat bread made from potato and flour, dry-fried. A key component of the Ulster Fry.
Scone Scóna   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]
Skirts and kidneys -   A stew made from pork meat, including the kidneys, bladder, and liver.
Snack box A common menu item at chippers, consisting of chips served in a box with two wings or drumsticks of fried chicken. A lunch box includes three pieces of chicken, and a dinner box four.
Soda bread Arán sóide   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.
Spice bag

Also known as "spice box"

Mála spíosrach/

Bosca spíosrach

  A fast food sold in Chinese takeaways and chippers, consisting of chips, crispy chicken pieces, peppers, onions and various spices mixed together in a bag or box.
Spice burger A patty containing beef, beef fat, cereals, onions and spices; coated in breadcrumbs and served as fast food.
Spiced beef Mairteoil spíosraithe   A cured and salted joint of rump steak or silverside beef, which is traditionally served at Christmas or the New Year.
Taco chips Chips topped with taco mayonnaise, cheese, and a chilli of beef mince, tomatoes, peppers and onions.
White pudding Putóg bhán   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 alsoEdit


  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.