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Pan Haggerty

Chef: ianlisle

  • serves 6
  • cook time 60 minutes

Pan haggerty is a traditional Northumbrian vegetarian side dish containing potatoes, onion, and cheese. A lovely winter warmer which works well as an accompaniment to most meats or served for breakfast with crispy bacon and a fried egg.

from deliciousmagazine.co.uk


  • 75 grams - butter
  • 225 grams - cheddar cheese coarsely grated
  • 500 grams - onion thinly sliced
  • 1 kilogram - potatoes floury such as king edward, cut into 5-6mm slices
  • 1 - salt & pepper to season


In a large frying pan, melt 50g of the butter. Add the sliced onions, season well, then cook gently for about 20 minutes until soft and lightly browned.

Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Add the potatoes, then return to the boil and cook for 4-5 minutes until just tender when pierced with a sharp knife. Drain well, then set aside.

Heat the remaining butter in a large non-stick, ovenproof frying pan. Arrange a third of the potatoes in the pan and fry gently for about 5 minutes until crisp and golden underneath

Remove from the heat, then cover with half the cooked onions, a little seasoning and a third of the cheese. Add a second layer of potatoes and the remaining onions. Season, then scatter over half the remaining cheese. Add a final layer of potatoes, then scatter with the remaining grated cheese.

Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden.


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