KUSA - St. Patty's day weekend is the perfect excuse for a party.
David Bondarchuck from Scratch Catering shared some recipes that will put a twist on traditional Irish fare.
Scratch Catering's Corn Beef Stuffed Potatoes
*Serve this as an Hors D'oeuvre
What you Need:
2 pounds Baby New Red Potatoes
1 cooked Corn Beef per package directions. cooled, and cubed into 1/4 inch dice
1 pound Amish Swiss sliced cheese
(12 ounces chopped, 4 ounces (slices cut into 4) reserved for tops of potatoes.)
4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
Course Salt and Fresh Cracked Pepper to taste.
Fresh Curl Leaf Parsley, chopped for sprinkling on finished product
What to Do:
Heat oven to 400°F
Place potatoes in a large saucepan; fill with enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to simmer and cook until potatoes are fork-tender, 20 to 22 minutes. Drain and set aside. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut off and discard 1/4 inch from the top of each.
*Hint: to get potatoes to stand upright, make a small straight cut along the bottom of the potato as well.
Scoop out flesh of the cooked potato, using a mellon baller, making sure not to pierce the bottom cut, and place the removed mashed potatoes in a bowl. Mash all the potato with a masher and add butter, and salt and pepper to taste.
Mix in chopped cheese and corn beef, and stuff hollowed out potatoes with the mixture, top with 1/4 slice more of Amish Swiss, and Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted, and potatoes are warmed through.
Sprinkle with chopped parsley just before serving for color.
Scratch Catering's Sweet Guinness Sauce
What you need:
12 ounces of Guinness Extra Stout
1 & 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
1/3 cup Honey
2 Tablespoon Cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon of Course Black Pepper
What to do:
Place all items in a medium sauce pan, and use a whisk to mix ingredients. Bring to a simmer and allow mixture to reduce by 1/2, will take approximately 20 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat.
Hint: As sauce simmers do not stir, or it will foam over, reduce flame if mixture is too bubbly at first.
Serve this on Grilled Burgers and Steaks, also amazing as a dipping sauce with Onion Rings, Home Fries.
Sauce can be made 2 days ahead of time and served warm or room temperature. Keep unused sauce in a sealed bottle/container in the refrigerator.
Scratch Catering's Irish Creamtini
What you need: (This makes 1 cocktail, multiply as needed)
3 ounces Original Bailey's Irish Cream
1 ounce Premium Vodka
What to do:
In a cocktail shaker filled half way with ice. Measure and add liquors, cap shaker and shake!
Pour mixture into a chilled Martini Glass and Serve.
*To Gild the Lilly, top with Scratch-made: Vanilla-Bean Whipped Cream and Garnish with hand shaved chocolate.