Everyone likes to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day and be Irish even if it is for just one day. Parades, parties, celebrations and wearing green, eating green and definitely drinking green. When we were children, our father would always stop at the local bakery and bring home the best green bagels, still hot with the steam pouring from the bag and “just out of the oven” Irish soda bread. One bread was made with caraway seeds for him and Mom, and one was made with raisins for us.
Mom would start the day with a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day breakfast and serve the most beautiful shade of green pancakes with sweet butter and pure maple syrup. In the evening she would make the traditional dinner of corned beef and cabbage, boiled potatoes, carrots, spicy brown mustard and crusty rye bread. But the holiday falls on a weeknight and there will be no simmering at 5 p.m.!
We decided to switch it up little and give this traditional meal our twist. We have taken corned beef and made it into a burger. We are giving you two choices for the corned beef. You can either prepare it ahead of time yourself, or just go to the deli counter and order it thickly sliced. We serve it on a fresh roll with a tangy cabbage slaw and a spicy garlic pickle. So delish. Enjoy!