An easy recipe for St Patrick's Day: Irish Stove-Top Potatoes & Cheese

Published Sunday, Mar 16 2014, 07:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
It's St Patrick's Day this Sunday (16 March) so why not celebrate with this traditional potato recipe? They're really simple to make and are a great change from the usual roasties.

Serve for Sunday lunch with your choice of meat and plenty of veggies…

Stove top potatoes

© Kerrygold


  • 675g (11⁄2lb) potatoes
  • 25g (1oz) (2 tbsp.) Kerrygold Unsalted butter
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 100g (4oz) (1 cup) mature Cheddar, grated
  • Salt and freshly ground white pepper


1 Peel the potatoes and slice thinly on a mandoline or with a very sharp knife.

2 Heat the butter in a heavy-based frying pan that is about 20cm (8in) in diameter and about 5cm (2in) deep. Remove from the heat and cover the bottom with a layer of the potatoes.

4 Add a layer of onions over the potatoes and another of grated cheese, seasoning generously as you go.

5 Continue these layers, finishing with a layer of potatoes and a sprinkling of cheese.

6 Cover tightly with tin foil and cook over a very low heat for 45 minutes to 1 hour until thr potatoes on top are just cooked through when pierced with a sharp knife.

7 Preheat the grill. Uncover the stove potatoes and place straight under the grill to cook for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Serve cut into slices, straight from the pan.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

50 minutes

Nutrition Information

Serves 4

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