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Hancock Peanuts and Irish Recipes: St. Patrick’s Day!

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While peanuts aren’t traditionally a common ingredient in Irish cuisine, there are a couple of creative ways to incorporate them into Irish-inspired dishes:

1. Irish Pub Nachos with a Peanut Twist:

This recipe puts a fun spin on the classic pub nachos, incorporating Irish ingredients and a touch of peanut for added protein and texture.

  • Ingredients:

    • Thick-cut potato wedges (baked or fried)
    • Shredded cheddar cheese (Irish cheese like Gubbeen or Cashel Blue can be used for a more authentic touch)
    • Chopped cooked bacon
    • Diced red onion
    • Chopped green bell pepper
    • Chopped fresh parsley
    • Drizzle of Irish whiskey (optional)
    • Sour cream (optional)
    • Salted Cocktail Nuts (roughly chopped)
  • Instructions:

    1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C) if baking potato wedges. Bake or fry potato wedges until golden brown and crispy.
    2. Arrange potato wedges on a large platter.
    3. Top with shredded cheese, cooked bacon, red onion, and green pepper.
    4. Broil for a few minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.
    5. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and a drizzle of Irish whiskey (optional).
    6. Serve with sour cream and a sprinkle of chopped salted peanuts for an added textural and salty contrast.

2. Irish Peanut Butter and Apple Crisp:

This recipe takes inspiration from the classic Irish dessert – apple crumble – but adds a unique twist with peanut butter.

  • Ingredients:

    • Sliced apples (Irish dessert apples like Bramley’s Seedling work well)
    • Lemon juice
    • Brown sugar
    • Rolled oats
    • All-purpose flour
    • Unsalted butter (cold and cubed)
    • Creamy peanut butter
    • Ground cinnamon
    • Pinch of salt
  • Instructions:

    1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease a baking dish.
    2. Toss sliced apples with lemon juice to prevent browning.
    3. In a separate bowl, combine brown sugar, rolled oats, flour, and cinnamon. Cut in cold butter with a pastry cutter or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    4. Spread half of the crumb mixture on the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
    5. In a small bowl, combine peanut butter with a touch of water to create a spreadable consistency. Drizzle the peanut butter mixture over the apples.
    6. Top with the remaining crumb mixture.
    7. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the apples are tender.
    8. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream (optional).

These are just two ideas to get you started. With a little creativity, you can find other ways to incorporate peanuts into Irish-inspired dishes!

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