Why are potaotoes used of Irish cooking?
The Irish have always used potatoes in their main savory dishes. Just like every other country, Ireland uses ingredients that they have available to their disposal to use in foods and recipes.
What kind of oven was originally used in baking Irish soda bread and where is that oven still used in Ireland?
Answer Irish soda bread Irish soda bread was originally cooked on a griddle. It was formed into farls, a sort of flat bread. The griddle, a large heavy flat plate was hung over an open peat fire. Later a heavy frying pan was used, for both soda farls and potato farls. This can still be seen demonstrated today at the Ulster Folk Park, Cultra, County Down Northern Ireland, and the Ulster American Folk Park Northern…
The main advantage is to re-use (re-cycle) the cooking oil again, which saves having to buy new cooking oil. Though, eventually, new cooking oil will be needed to replace or top-up old cooking oil lost to evaporation, or cooking oil tainted with a strong smell, possibly from cooking a lot of smelly fish.