Foods For St Patrick’s Day – Irish Oatcakes Recipe

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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? Visit a few other blogs below for more recipes.

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  1. this looks so simple to make! What a great breakfast idea!
  2. 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.
  3. I was wondering if it was sweet also. I bet it would be delicious with our homemade blackberry jelly.
  4. Oh yay, another very authentic Irish recipe. Such a collective mix of recipes in this thread today =)
  5. I'm a big fan of simple recipes. I'll definitely be trying this one!
  6. Ellen, this sounds so simple and so good! I'm going to make these soon :)
  7. A nice change of pace for breakfast! I am loving this linky too!
  8. I think you are missing a step?  Are you supposed to add the oatmeal in with the flour and salt?  These look tasty!
  9. Those look good. Are they like scones but heavier?
  10. 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.
  11. i love such easy and simple recipes. will try these soon.
  12. Faith @ Artistic31Mama says
    I can't wait to try this. They look so yummy and easy. Thanks for sharing! :-) 
  13. this looks pretty EZ and I know my lil cooks would love it--put jelly on anything and they gobble it up! =)
  14. I will have to try these soon! I am not a big fan of Irish Soda bread, so these will be a good substitute
  15. Maria Iemma says
    This looks delicious = I think I will make it for my girlfriend's St, Patrick's day party
  16. Well if I wasn't already hungry this morning. I really want to try these!
  17. I love just about anything oatmeal! This looks like a really yummy recipe. Thanks for sharing, I might have to give it a  go :)
  18. Barb @ FL Mom's Blog says
    Great recipe, Ellen!
  19. maria @close to home says
    Just wanted to let you know this recipe was featured on this weeks friday food frenzy hop
  20. Very yummy!!!
  21. I used to make something similar but forgot about them, great to remember. I'll make them this weekend. 
  22. Your Oatcakes look awesome!  Happy St. Patrick's Day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday! Miz Helen


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