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Northumberland Pan Haggerty Recipe


Updated 19/03/2015

James Maddock

This would have been a cheap but nourishing standby; great during the lean winter months.


  • 3 large potatoes potatoes
  • a little dripping
  • seasoning
  • 2 medium onions
  • 4 tablespoons grated cheddar cheese
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  • Peel potatoes and onions, cut in very thin slices and dry the potatoes in a cloth.
  • Make the dripping hot in a pan, put in a layer of potatoes, then of onions, then cheese and another layer of potatoes.
  • Season each layer with pepper and salt.
  • Fry gently until nearly cooked through, then either turn in the pan or brown the haggerty under the grill.

Yield:2 portions