Ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style? Make a batch of these Irish Pub Potato Nachos for everyone to enjoy.
Nothing makes me happier than a plate of fries topped with melted cheese, bacon crisps, and green onions. It's like a baked potato gone wild. That is how I discovered this recipe for Irish Pub Potato Nachos. You can thank me later.
This hearty appetizer, or if you're like me, a delicious dinner idea is made of thinly sliced potatoes baked to crispy perfection and then topped with all your favorite baked potato toppings — cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, green onions and sour cream. It is the ultimate comfort food!
How to Make Irish Pub Potato Nachos
Irish pub nachos are loaded up just like regular nachos but instead of tortilla chips, they use crispy fried potato slices! If you have never had these, you are truly missing out!
Now, these are not technically “Irish”, so please do not come at me about it, however, a lot of pubs sell them and they are truly delicious!
Okay — so to make these, you are going to use a mandolin slicer and slice your potatoes about 1/4″ thick.
You can use a knife if you are good at slicing them thin, but if you need help with that, a mandolin slicer is perfect for that.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Spray it with non-stick spray.
Add your potatoes to a bowl, and then sprinkle on your spices and top with olive oil.
Place your potatoes on a baking sheet in a single layer.
Bake for 20 minutes, and then flip all the potatoes over and bake for another 20 minutes.
Remove from the oven and get ready to start assembling your nachos.
In a cast-iron skillet, layer your nachos like lasagna. Start with potatoes, then top with cheese, crumbled bacon, and green onions.
Continuing layering until you run out of potatoes.
Turn the broiler on in your oven and place the skillet under the broiler until the cheese is completely melted.
Remove and enjoy just like you would regular nachos. They will be a hit with everyone!
If you want to add more toppings, go for it! Try adding some sliced jalapenos, diced tomatoes and cilantro.
You can use any type of potato you want, however Russet is best. I used Golden Yukon and they worked great but Russet always holds up best.
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- 4 large potatoes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/3 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
- 6 pieces of cooked bacon
- 4 green onions, sliced
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- optional garnishes such as cilantro, jalapenos, limes, red pepper flakes
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and spray a large baking pan with non-stick spray.
- Wash, scrub and dry the potatoes and then slice them about 1/4 of an inch thick.
- Add the potato slices to a large mixing bowl and add the olive oil and spices. Toss potatoes making sure to coat each one.
- Place them on the baking pan in a single layer.
- Bake the potato slices for 20 minutes, flip the slices over and then bake for another 20 minutes.
- Take the potatoes out of the oven and set it to Broil.
- Using a cast-iron skillet, layer the potatoes in a single layer then top with shredded cheese, bacon, and green onions.
- Add a second layer of potatoes and toppings and continue until you have used up all of your potatoes.
- Once you have completely covered your potatoes, pop them back in the oven for 2-3 minutes or until your cheese has melted.
- Remove from the oven and serve with sour cream and additional toppings if desired.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 477Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 599mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 21g