From The Accidental Vegetarian, Simon Rimmer, Mitchell Beazley, 2010.
I just love crunchy, greasy potato dishes. While I had not heard of pan haggerty it sounded like my sort of meal. Though it really isn’t like bubble and squeak it does remind me of it because it is all cooked in a frying pan and largely has a potato base.
It was just a matter of frying some onions in butter. They were then taken from the pan and a layer of potatoes was placed in it and fried for a while. A layer of onions was placed over it, then a layer of potatoes, then onions, then potatoes. Each layer had some seasoning added. At the end some melted butter was dribbled over the potatoes and it was all placed in the oven for a good 40 minutes.
By now it was getting brown and crisp on the surface layer. Some grated cheese was sprinkled over the potatoes and it was melted under a hot grill.
Greasy, cheesy, salty crunchy bits, soft patches. Totally bad for you and a wonderful feast for down moments.
Ease of cooking: ✔✔✔✔