Pan Haggerty simply delicious vegetarian dish2017-09-18
- Servings : Serves 4
- Prep Time : 30m
- Cook Time : 60m
- Ready In : 1:30 h
This is my version of a traditional Northumbrian dish of potatoes, onions and cheese.
I first made the traditional recipe years ago. It was nice but I found it lacked some flavour so I thought I would rectify that.
So I came up with this one. Full of flavour and colour. Not only is it delicious on its own but a great side dish too.
It works very well with hot glazed ham and eggs or pan fried fish. Be warned though it has a ton of cheese and garlic.
With those kind of ingredients, what’s not to like!
NOTE: You will need a 26cm cast iron skillet or heavy frying pan with a lid and must be suitable for use under a hot grill.
As usual I have included images in the slider to help you with the steps.
- 4-5 Large potatoes thinly sliced.
- 2 Red peppers finely diced.
- 1 medium onion thinly sliced.
- 6 Fat spring onions sliced and shredded.
- 5 Fat cloves of garlic very finely chopped.
- 500-600gms Strong cheddar coarsely grated.
- 1oz unsalted butter.
- A good Glug of light Olive oil.
Slice, dice and chop the peppers, spring onions and garlic and mix together in a bowl. See images above.
Peel and thinly slice the potatoes, try to keep them the same thickness. Rinse and set aside.Thinly slice the medium onion.
Place a cast iron skillet or heavy frying pan on a gentle heat. Add the butter and olive oil and just melt.
Ok now lets build those layers. I would suggest that no more that 3 layers max or the potatoes may not be cooked through in the middle.
To the warm pan add the slices of medium onion, then a layer of potatoes then a sprinkle of the pepper spring onion garlic mix then a generous handful of cheese. Save some of the pepper, spring onion mix and cheese for the top. See the images above.
Now continue to do this until you have no more than three layers.
Place the pan on a low to medium heat, cover with the lid and cook for about 45 - 50 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through and the cheese is melted. Just use a skewer for this.
Heat your grill to high heat. Sprinkle over the remaining spring onion and pepper mix followed by a nice handful of cheese. Place this under the grill until nicely brown bubbling and melty.