2017 Recipe Contest Winners

2017 Irish Appetizer Recipe Contest

First Place: Potatoes O’Graty submitted by Lauren Bonnell

Potatoes O'Graty


  • 6 Red Potatoes
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Butter
  • 1 Onion
  • 5 oz. Pampa Mushroom
  • Sprinkle Parmesan Cheese


  1. Boil potatoes
  2. Caramelize onions
  3. Peel and quarter potatoes
  4. Sprinkle with Parmesan, salt, pepper, and butter
  5. Add mushrooms and onion
  6. Serve and enjoy

2017 Irish Main Course Recipe Contest

First Place: Tomato Irish Stew submitted by Griffin Schlamp

Tomato Irish Stew

To be eaten over top of mashed potatoes in a bowl.


  • 1 lb. Stew Meat
  • 3 lb. Bag of Red Potatoes
  • Pinch of Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsn Garlic Salt
  • 1 tbsn Lemon Pepper
  • 2 tbsn Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tbsn Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsn Sriracha Garlic Powder
  • Pinch of Parsley Flakes
  • 1 Bag of Baby Carrots
  • 1 cup Water
  • 4 cups Beef Broth
  • 1 bottle Guinness, Extra Stout
  • 11 oz Tomato Paste
  • Season all to taste
  • Hot Sauce (generic) to taste
  • 8 oz Sour Cream
  • Chives diced



  1. Brown meat with onions, garlic, chives, salt, pepper, lemon pepper, and Worcestershire Sauce.
  2. Fry 3 potatoes separate with butter, garlic, sriracha.
  3. Add beer to meat. Then add parsley.
  4. After 10 minutes, add broth, water, tomatoes, and carrots.
  5. Cook 10 minutes, then simmer with fried potatoes.
  6. When stew is at the correct thickness, add hot sauce to taste.
  7. Keep warm.

Mashed Potatoes:

  1. Boil remaining potatoes, then drain.
  2. Mash
  3. Add sour cream, garlic, and sriracha.
  4. Add salt and black pepper to taste.


2017 Irish Dessert Recipe Contest

First Place: Whiskey Apple Brack submitted by Nicole Henke

Second Place: Irish Coffee Cream Pie submitted by Lauren Bonnell

Third Place: Bailey’s Irish Cream Cookie Balls submitted by Tess Brorlirve

Whiskey Apple Brack


  • 4 apples, sliced & chunked
  • 1/2 cup raisins, sultanas, cranberries, or other dried fruit
  • 3/4 cup Irish Whiskey
  • 3/4 cup Hot Breakfast Tea
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 tbsn Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Mixed Spice (Irish)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • Egg


  • Walnuts, diced
  • Struesel
  • Sanding Sugar
  • Confectioner’s Sugar


  1. Place all fruit in sealed sealable container, cover with whiskey, seal, and shake. Let sit for 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  3. Lightly grease springform pan or large loaf pan.
  4. In mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, mixed spice, salt, and brown sugar.
  5. Add egg to mix, then add prepared fruit and stir. Add nuts (if using).
  6. Add remaining whiskey if you want strong brack or add the 3/4 cup tea. The dough mixture should be thick, so add liquid slowly. Stop when it gets to the right level.
  7. Spread mixture in the pan.
  8. Top pan with some of the struesel or sanding sugar.
  9. Place pan in oven and cook for 60 to 70 minutes for cake pan, or 35 to 45 minutes for loaf pan.
  10. Allow to cool and remove from pan. Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar if you like.

Note: Can be served with cream or whiskey butter for dessert, or sliced and toasted for tea.