One-pan Haggerty

One-pan Haggerty

This traditional Geordie recipe has been updated to make a one-pot meal that uses up leftover bacon and cheese. All the family will enjoy this hearty and economical meal.


  1. 1

    Melt half of the butter in a 27cm ovenproof frying pan, and gently fry the bacon and leeks for 3-4 minutes until the leeks have softened. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside on a plate.

  2. 2

    Remove the pan from the heat and arrange a layer of potatoes in the bottom of the pan, then a layer of onions, a layer of bacon and leeks followed by a sprinkling of cheese and parsley. Season with pepper then repeat finishing with a layer of potatoes.

  3. 3

    Cut the remaining butter into small pieces and dot over the top layer then cover the pan with a tight fitting lid or foil and cook over a gentle heat for 25-30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

  4. 4

    Remove the lid and place the pan under a hot grill for 3 -4 minutes to brown.

  5. 5

    Serve directly from the pan or loosen the edges of the pan haggerty from the frying pan with a heatproof spatula and turn out onto a plate and serve in wedges.


  • 15g butter
  • 2 rashers lean smoked bacon, chopped
  • 1 large leek
  • 600g potatoes, scrubbed and thinly sliced, Maris Pipers work well
  • 1 medium red onion, peeled and sliced
  • 50g cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 1 sprinkle black pepper, to season

Serves 4

Total time required 1 hr

  • Preparation time: 20 mins
  • Cooking time: 40 mins

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