Those favorite American-Irish cartoon characters, Maggie and Jiggs, would both be happy with the Irish Shillelagh; Maggie, because it is sufficiently garnished with fruits to make it look genteel and innocuous; Jiggs, because it is sufficiently loaded with whiskey to make it worth the effort of lifting to the lips. Maggie’s and Jiggs’ canapés have something for everyone too.
White sandwich bread
Finely chopped parsley
Cut sandwich bread into ovals, crescents, or rounds; spread generously with cream cheese and top half of sandwich with red caviar, half with black; form thin parsley border around edges of bread.
Cooked red cabbage (see below)
Corned beef, thinly sliced or cut into 2-inch squares if using canned
Cut pumpernickel bread into 2-inch slices and spread with mustard. Spoon on cooked cabbage and top with corned beef; top with additional dollop of mustard.
Cooked red cabbage: Finely grated 1 quarter head red cabbage, as if for cole slaw; place in saucepan with lightly salted water and bring to boil; cook slowly 10 minutes; drain and chill.
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