Irish Nachos

November 14th 2015

Irish Nachos A friend in the US posted a photo of the Irish nachos she was having. I hadn’t heard of them before and they looked so delicious I just had to make them myself.

This dish couldn’t be simpler. Bake the sliced potato and cover with a load of grated cheese and other deliciousness. Back into the oven to melt the cheese and hey presto delicious potato nachos.

Irish Nachos

We had the Irish nachos as a small snack for 2, but it would also be nice as a side dish.

500 g potatoes
2 Tbs flavourless oil
Pinch of sweet chili spice mix or other preferred spices
60 g cheddar, grated
50 g bacon bits
1-2 green onions, sliced into rings
1-2 tbs sour cream

Preheat the oven at 450°F/230°C and cover a baking sheet with parchment.

Peel the potatoes and cut into 5 mm slices. Don’t cut them too thin or they will easily burn in the oven.

If your potatoes have a nice skin, leave it on and wash well before slicing.

Sprinkle the potato slices with the oil and the pinch of spice mix. Toss to coat all the slices with oil and the spices.

Spread the slices on the baking sheet and make sure they don’t overlap.

Bake for about 30 minutes and flip halfway through. Cook until golden brown and crisp. Adapt your cooking time if they brown too quickly.

In the meantime pan fry the bacon and grate the cheddar.

Crisp golden potato slices.

Take a oven proof dish or pan and pile the potatoes inside. Top with the grated cheese and bacon. Return to the oven to let the cheese melt. This will only take a couple of minutes.

Irish Nachos

Sprinkle with the green onion and serve with the sour cream. You could also add a tomato salsa or guacamole.

Recipe adapted from: Cooking with Curls.

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