Pan Haggerty

Pan Haggerty

8 reviews, 4.1 star(s). 75% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

A traditional English dish, pan haggerty is essentially thinly sliced potato and onion, layered with cheese in a skillet, cooked on the stove-top over low heat and given a bubbling brown finish under the broiler. Some variations also include bacon or canned corned beef. This quick, easy to make dish is rich, filling and delicious -- it's crunchy and golden on the bottom, soft and gooey in the middle, cheesy and bubbling on the top. Leftovers will keep for a couple of days in the fridge and are great cold or reheated. I like them, at room temperature, with a simple green salad and a sharp vinaigrette.


2 tablespoons Butter
1 tablespoon vegetable oil or bacon drippings
1 pound Yukon Gold or russet potatoes,; peeled and thinly sliced
2 medium sweet onions,; peeled and thinly sliced
4 ounces sharp cheddar or Lancashire cheese,; grated, (up to 6)
Salt and fresh ground black pepper,; to taste

Original recipe makes 4



Heat a large heavy-bottomed ovenproof skillet on the stove top over medium heat. Add butter and oil or bacon drippings. Once melted, swirl to combine, then remove skillet from heat and begin layering potatoes, onions and cheese into skillet, starting with potatoes and ending with cheese. Season each layer of potato and onion with a bit of salt and black pepper.

Return skillet to burner, cover with lid, and reduce heat to medium low. Cook, covered, until potatoes and onions are crispy tender when tested with the tip of a sharp knife, about 25 to 30 minutes. Preheat broiler about 5 minutes before end of cooking time.

Uncover skillet and sprinkle with additional cheese, if desired. Transfer skillet to broiler, and cook until top is nicely browned and bubbly. Remove from broiler and let sit for a few minutes before serving from the skillet. Serve with a dollop of sour cream, if desired.

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BRILLIANT!!!!! I'm a novice and it worked perfectly, tasted like heaven!!



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Meh. Too greasy.
kcuedek 4y ago

This was easy and tasty! Used Gouda cheese and ham in this recipe.
cook368 4y ago

Very simple and really good!
nathanmena 4y ago

It's actually called "Pan-anglty" and is a leftover from the war , when rations only gave you a bag of onions, potatoes , and a can of corned beef .
Gizmod420 4y ago

My stepsisters grandmother was English and often made this for use when we were kids. I served this with our pork chop dinner and it was a HUGE hit! Thank you so much for this delicious recipe.
shilohann 5y ago

this was so simple to make and tasted amazing!
Lauralauralor 5y ago

Great stuff. Used some left over pork from the night before and it worked great. Two days later we put a fried egg on top of the warmed left overs and had it for breakfast.
Madcowpirate 6y ago

This sounds absolutly fattening....I can't wait to try
megscookin 6y ago

[I posted this recipe.]
sgrishka 8y ago

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