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Irish Pan Haggerty
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5 from 21 votes

Irish Pan Haggerty

Irish Pan Haggerty is a delicious Irish twist on a classic Northumberland potato dish using Dubliner cheese. It's easy to make and will definitely wow those at your St. Patrick's Day gathering.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Irish
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 356kcal
Author: Chula King


  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 3 cups onion, thinly sliced (about 10 ounces)
  • 4 cups Russet Potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced (about 1-¼ pounds) (See Tip 1)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Dubliner cheese, shredded (See Tip 2)
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Sliced green onion tops for garnish (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, and cook until soft but not browned, about 15 minutes.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter In a 10-inch oven-proof skillet over medium heat. Remove from heat. Arrange ⅓ of the potatoes in a layer, overlapping the slices. Top with half of the onions and half of the cheese; Sprinkle on ¼ teaspoon salt and half of the pepper. Repeat layering with half of the remaining potatoes, the rest of the onions, and the rest of the cheese. Sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper.
  • Top with remaining potatoes. Heat over medium heat for 15 minutes or until the bottom starts to brown.
  • Top with a piece of parchment paper, and press down to compact the layers. Bake at 400°F for 15 minutes. Remove from oven; top with a piece of parchment paper, and press down to compact the layers. Return to oven for 15 more minutes. (See Tip 3)
  • Using a silicon spatula, loosen the edges and bottom of the Irish Pan Haggerty from the pan. Quickly flip onto a cutting board. Cut into wedges and serve. (See Tip 4)
  • Yield: 4 servings.


  1. Because of their high starch content, russet potatoes work best in this dish. The starch helps to bind the potatoes, onions, and cheese together.
  2. You can also use sharp Cheddar cheese in place of the Dubliner cheese.
  3. It's important to add some pressure to compact the potatoes, onions, and cheese together to that everything sticks together.
  4. I like to garnish the Irish Pan Haggerty with sliced green onion tops. You could also use minced chives or parsley.


Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 479mg | Potassium: 828mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 17.4mg | Calcium: 253mg | Iron: 1.7mg