Thursday, June 28, 2012

Irish Nachos ~ A Recipe

When I was a high-schooler, everyone from our youth group would go to Knowlwood's after church on Sunday nights to hang out and get a bite to eat.  I always ordered Irish nachos to split with a friend.  Why?  Because they were delicious and one of the cheapest things on the menu.  What are Irish nachos?  Well, they're nachos made with French fries instead of tortilla chips.  The Irish nachos I used to eat were covered in cheese with bacon bits and sliced green onions scattered about and a dollop of sour cream on top.  I've changed things up a bit.  These are as versatile as regular nachos.  You can put on whatever tickles your fancy.  I try to have a source of protein (besides the cheese) to round things out.  The batch pictured above has sweet Italian chicken sausage; a winner!

Irish Nachos
Serves 4-6; prep/cooking time: 20 minutes
  • 1 recipe potato wedges
  • 1-2 cup(s) bits of pastured bacon, sausage, or shredded beef or chicken
  • 2 cups grated cheese (we use organic raw cheddar)
  • 2 green onions or chives, sliced (optional)
  • creme fraiche as a garnish
  1. Brown meat if not already cooked.  Set aside.  In the same pan, prepare potato wedges. When potato wedges are done, sprinkle meat, then cheese, then green onions over the potatoes.  Spoon a dollop of creme fraiche on every serving.


  1. I have to admit...the title or name of this recipe reeled me in. When I read that it was potatoes...I had a chuckle!
    I've had variations of this my whole life.
    We eat Hash-Browns 'smothered and covered w/ chili on top, Tater Tots with chili and cheese or Tater Tot casserole... Chorizo w/potatoes and cheese in tortilla. I'm sure you see a pattern here with the Chili!

    I must say, I've Never called them Irish Nachos...being my Mom always pulled the Irish card and loved St.Patrick's Day-- I'm converted.
    I'll forever call them Irish Nachos now.
    Thanks! Pat

  2. Jennifer Lynn WandlerJune 28, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    num num num num. sounds perfect.

  3. What do you think could be a good substitute for the potatoes? Eating GAPS.

  4. YUM!!! I know my husband is going to love this. And so easy!


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