Foods For St Patrick’s Day – Irish Oatcakes Recipe

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Last Updated on February 9, 2020 by Ellen Christian

We try to enjoy foods for St Patrick’s Day for the holiday when we can. St Patrick’s Day is also called the Feast of Saint Patrick and is celebrated on 17 March, the anniversary of his death.  St. Patrick is the Patron Saint of Ireland and is known for bringing Christianity to Ireland. Many people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by eating traditional Irish food or foods tinted green since green is the color of St. Patrick’s Day.   I know the first thing I think of when I think of food for St Patrick’s Day is corned beef and cabbage.  While corned beef and cabbage is one of my favorite Irish foods, I know that there are a lot of other foods for St Patrick’s Day as well.  In the past, I have made a traditional Irish Soda Bread recipe. This year, I wanted to try something different for St Patrick’s Day.   I decided that I would make Irish Oatcakes which are a traditional Irish food.

Foods for St Patrick's Day Irish Oatcakes Recipes

Foods for St Patrick’s Day

Foods For St Patrick's Day - Oatcakes Recipe
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  • 3/4 cup oatmeal (not instant)
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup warm water


  1. Mix the flour, oatmeal and the salt.
  2. Add the warm water slowly as you stir.
  3. Roll it out on a floured cutting board to about 1/4 inch thick.
  4. Cut the pieces in triangle shape like you were cutting a pizza.
  5. Cook on a griddle (oiled or non stick) until golden brown on both sides.

You can enjoy Irish Oatcakes for breakfast along with eggs or as a snack any time of the day.  You can serve the oatcakes warm with butter or jelly.  Today I had them with fig preserves.  Traditionally, oatcakes would be served with cheese. I prefer mine with jelly but I have also heard people enjoy them with honey.  Irish Oatcakes are similar to Bannocks from Scotland.   Have you tried either of these?  What are your favorite foods for St Patrick’s Day?

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  7. I was hoping that I'd find this recipe here after you mentioned it on my blog!  It looks fairly easy to make, too. I think I'll give it a try this weekend.
  8. That looks good! I don't have any ideas for celebrating St. Patrick's Day with the kids. Does it taste mainly like bread? I wouldn't think sweet on it's own.

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