St. Patrick's Day dinner doesn't have to feature corned beef. An Irish beef stew, richly flavored with dark beer, braises to tenderness with carrots and onions. The stew is served with a scoop of traditional potato and cabbage colcannon.
My Norwegian grandmother made this for us as a treat, and it continues to be a favorite my mother makes for my kids. Very easy and versatile. Serve rolled like a crepe with syrup or jam. Can also be a dessert stuffed with a sweetened cream cheese and lingon berry mixture.
This is a recipe from a cafe in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They are good with maple syrup or, if you're ambitious, with homemade peach or raspberry spread. This recipe serves four people, fewer if they're very hungry.