March 16, 2010

Irish Drink & Haggerty

After Mondays, we need something to look forward to - like a good drink and a perfect appetizer. That's what this feature is all about, a double header for Tuesdays. Now, I'm not saying this will be a feature every Tuesday, but I will post it every so often. I have files overflowing with just this kind of stuff. Send me a comment and who knows, I might just have your perfect combination in my recipe box.

Everybody's Irish
...or so it might seem after a few of these..

1 1/2 jiggers Irish Whiskey
1 tablespoon green Creme de Menthe
1 tablespoon green Chartreuse
    Stir gently with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a green maraschino cherry if available.

    This cheese and potato pie may be a little tricky but with the luck of the Irish, you should have no trouble at all.  Great served with corned beef finger sandwiches or pork sausage balls.  
    Makes about 6 servings

    3 medium potatoes
    1 large white onion
    3 tablespoons cooking oil
    1 teaspoon celery seed
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon pepper
    1 cup grated cheddar cheese
    1 tablespoon butter
      Peel potatoes and cut into paper-thin slices. Use a food processor with slicing attachment if available. Slice onion as thin as possible.

      Heat oil in a heavy skillet and lay out half of the potatoes.  Sprinkle on top a little of the celery seed, salt, pepper and half of the cheese. Place onions on top of the cheese. Add remaining potatoes covering the onions and sprinkle with remaining cheese and seasonings. Dot with butter.

      Cook over medium heat, covered until top layer of potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Slide Haggerty carefully onto a plate. Slip back into the skillet, top side down and cook for 15 minutes uncovered.

      Cut into wedges and serve.

      Note: After sliding Haggerty onto plate, some find it easy to invert skillet over the pie and flip plate with skillet right-side up.


      1. What a beautiful drink wow its amazing looking sound delightful!!! Cheers

      2. Mmm, that cheese and potato pie is a main course for me! And you need the potatoes to soak up all that alcohol!!

      3. That drink would make anyone Irish, is right! And that Haggerty looks delicious. Thanks for sharing the great recipes!

      4. Yummy pie and the drink is perfect for St. Patrick's day!

      5. Love the cheese and onion pie! Almost like a Spanish tortilla without egg. Great recipe!

      6. That's a seriously festive beverage you've mixed up there, Drick! I'd be doing a jig on your kitchen counter with a lampshade on my head after 2 of those. And then I'd eat all your potatoes.