Irish Beef Stew
Column and photos by Ali Carter, Wisconsin Potato Growers Auxiliary
Ah, March is a few short weeks away, the month that brings us hope that warmer weather will soon be here and ushers in the promise that planting season is just around the corner. And, it’s the month of Saint Patrick’s Day!
I’m not one to celebrate by donning shamrock earrings or drinking green beer, and I’ve been known to wander through an entire St. Patty’s Day without a stitch of green on my person (Fun Fact: Did you know that blue was the color originally associated with St. Patrick?).
However, I will gladly celebrate the day by preparing a delicious, hearty Irish stew filled with potatoes, carrots and tender beef to show you that I’m not a complete fuddy-duddy (um, wait, does the fact that I use a phrase like fuddy-duddy actually make me one?).