As a young boy growing up in the Missouri River bluffs around St. Joseph, Missouri, my grandparents’ home reminded me of the cottages and sod huts on the Moores of Scotland. My grandfather, Thomas Armstrong, was born in Tangipahoa, Louisiana, and later in life moved to St. Joseph Missouri. His family came from the township of Gorton in the state of Donegal, Ireland, bringing with them many Irish Cuisine recipes.
My family blended these traditional Irish recipes with the traditional Cajun spices of the bayou, creating a variety of unique dishes. Maggie’s Irish Potato Seasoning was, of course, one of them.
Maggie’s Restaurant opened in 1996 in the small town of Stewartsville, Missouri. The restaurant was located on the main highway running through the town of only 475 people. Within only a few days, Maggie’s Restaurant and the delicious food became famous, drawing visitors far and wide. The most iconic menu item, of course, Maggie’s Irish Potatoes.
The delicious potatoes became a very popular item for catering to large crowds. People loved them so much that the little restaurant, which only seated 50, would sometimes have events of 500 people or more! We closed the state highway to put tables and chairs out on the road to accommodate.
Through the years, we have found that our seasoning for potatoes was so easy to use and complemented so many other recipes that we had to share it with the world.
Louie recalls one of his original
catering opportunities with fondness
and pride. A local school requested
Maggie’s cater their athletic banquet.
We prepared 50 pounds of potatoes
for about 100 people. Kids lined up
and took a few. Soon they returned
for heaping second helpings.
Teachers had to start rationing
the potatoes to ensure everyone had a
chance to taste them! Maggie’s
catered many weddings and other
events producing the same reaction.
One thing that always brings crews
together on space missions is food.
But they are limited to shelf-stable and
dehydrated foods supplimented by
what they can grow during the
mission. Fortunately, the crew can
bring their own spices.
The Astrobiological Research and
Education Society of the Florida
Institute of Technology sends a crew of
students and alumni to the Mars
Desert Research Station.
In 2020, Dr. Keith Crisman of Crew
219 brought along Maggie’s Irish
Potato Seasoning. It became a staple
spice in almost all meals helping make
bland foods into what the crew
decribed as “Mars Gormet.”
Maggie’s makes the perfect Irish potato roast to satisfy a crowd of any size.
Whether your hosting a family reunion, social event, or a home-catered
wedding, it’s sure to please. With Maggie’s Irish Potato Seasoning, it takes only
minutes to prepare the most delicious meal your family has ever tasted.
Maggie’s Irish Seasoning is the perfect blend to sprinkle on popcorn. Enjoy this
delicious snack while watching movies or television. Swap your salt with Maggie’s Seasoning for a unique taste unlike anything else on the market. Wake up your
mouth with incredible flavor!
Eliminate the frustration of potatoes under-done on the inside while starting to
burn on the outside. Follow our simple recipe to create Irish potatoes cooked to
perfection and seasoned in a way that’s sure to earn cheers and requests for
seconds. It will soon become a family favorite.
Maggie’s Seasoning blend has stood the test of time. Customers rave that
creating soups, chili, meats, party wings, potatoes, pasta and more is now a
simple task rather then a chore. Kids love to help in the kitchen to make their
favorites. From our family to yours, start a new tradition.
If you’re always looking for a new recipe that is simple to prepare and
guaranteed to please a crowd, visit our Recipes section to find healthy meals
you can make for yourself and your family. Experiment with Maggie’s Irish
Seasoning to create new dishes and share your new recipes with us!