Pan Haggerty Recipe

Janette Fuschi | Culinary Ginger

Pan Haggerty is a comforting British side dish everyone will love. Who can resist potatoes with melty cheese?

Pan Haggerty is very much akin to a gratin and scalloped potatoes. Thin slices of potatoes are layered with onions and cheese, that is started on the stovetop then finished in the oven. It’s one of the easiest and most comforting side dishes.

Pan Haggerty originates the area of England that I am from, the North East. It is a traditional side dish that is a vegetarian version of Panackelty that is made of corned beef and root vegetables which is a dish that originates from my home town and that recipe will be coming soon.

Pan Haggerty Photo

Pan Haggerty is mainly eaten in Britain, but it is frequently eaten in Ireland too.

Pan Haggerty Picture

A good starchy potato is what should be used as the starch will help bond the layers together. Idaho and russet are great options; red skin potatoes are not. The potatoes must be sliced thinly so helps if you’re good with a sharp knife, or a mandolin slicer will make quick work of this step.

Pan Haggerty Image

Because potatoes are bland and have not a lot of their own flavor, a good sharp cheddar is the best choice and along with sweet onions, this dish could almost be a tasty meal.

Pan Haggerty Pic

The dish needs to be made in a heavy, preferably, cast iron skillet to make for even cooking and it must be ovenproof because the once the dish has cooked stove top, it is then transferred to the oven to get the top golden and brown.

File 1 Pan Haggerty

These potatoes make amazing leftovers and I enjoyed them with eggs for satisfying breakfast the next day.

File 2 Pan Haggerty

You’re probably wondering about the name, Pan Haggerty? So am I. I can’t find any explanation of the name but nothing surprises me that comes from the North because we do use a lot of slang words and there are so many other names, words and terms that can’t be explained. If you know, you are welcome to leave a comment.

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Pan Haggerty Recipe

    6 Servings


  • 3 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 1 3/4 pounds Potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 medium Onion, quartered and sliced thin
  • 5 ounces Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Pour the oil in a 12-inch, oven-proof skillet.
  2. Arrange an even layer of potatoes to cover the bottom of the pan, slightly overlapping the slices. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and a layer of onions and cheese. Repeat with 2 more layers ending with potatoes. Top with salt and pepper.
  3. Cover the pan with a lid or foil and cook on the stovetop over medium heat for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the broiler, then broil until the top is browned.


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Author: Janette Fuschi
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 112
Calories 195

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
  Saturated Fat 5g
Sodium 147mg
Total Carbohydrate 9g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 1g
Protein 7g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Janette Fuschi

About Janette

Janette is a British ex-pat living in Southern California. On her blog, Culinary Ginger, you'll learn all about it. On Food Fanatic, you'll see her favorite British classics, and ours too!

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