Pan Haggerty is a cheesy potato dish from Northumberland and makes an inexpensive, warming meal during the cold winter months


  • 30g (1oz) butter, dripping or lard
  • 500g (1lb) potatoes (such as Maris Piper, Desirée or Romano), peeled and thinly sliced, and patted dry with a cloth
  • 1 onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 100g (3½oz) Northumberland cheese, or Lancashire Original cheese, or Cheddar, grated


  1. Heat the butter (or dripping, or lard) in a heavy-based frying pan. Remove the pan from the heat and arrange in it a layer of potato, then onion, seasoning and cheese. Repeat the layering twice.
  2. Cover pan with a lid, or foil, and cook over a gentle heat for 20-30 minutes or until potatoes are tender (test with a knife).
  3. Take off the cover and finish the dish under a hot grill to brown the top. Serve from the pan with a green salad.

Feature: Kate Moseley. Photos: Props stylist: Sue Radcliffe.

Nutritional information per portion

fat 30.0g calories 523(kcal)

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.