In the days leading up to St. Patty's day I had planned to make corned beef, cabbage, and Irish Boxty's. Standard Irish themed meal. Well yesterday morning Byrd and I stopped by her parents house to pick up some baby loot from Granny Annie (Byrd's grandmother) whom her mother went to see last weekend. They had some grilled sausage for us for lunch, Johnsonville Irish O'Garlic sausage. I had never seen this and think it creative and a bit funny that they named a sausage this. Putting an O' in front of something makes it Irish, kind of like adding vowels to the end of words to make them Italian or Spanish depending on the voice used. I am guilty of the latter. Menu change 1. Byrd wanted sausage instead of corned beef.
McGuire's Irish Pub is and has been one of my favorite restaurants throughout my life. This is the first and last place I have had Irish Boxty's. Basically they are garlic mashed potatoes, made into balls, rolled in herbed bread crumbs, and fried. They serve them with a horseradish sauce, salsa, and guacamole. I have no idea why these flavors work so well, but man do they. We got to running around town and time slipped away from us, so Menu change 2 Potato cakes instead of boxtys. I have never had a potato cake, but Byrd's dad used to make them for her when she was growing up so she wanted to make them.
The cabbage got to stay.
I fired up the Hibachi for the sausage. My plan was to grill them, then add them into the cabbage and onion pan.
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