One of my favorite guilty pleasures is visiting local pubs and eateries for quality craft beer and hidden gems on their food menus. One of our local restaurants cooks up delicious pub style Irish nachos recipe. We decided to try our hand at them ourselves for St. Patrick’s Day.
What are Irish Nachos
Truth be told, Irish nachos are not really nachos at all. Technically they’re more like potato chips.
It doesn’t matter, their classic bar and grill food. You’ll be stuffing your face and scooping in as much melty cheese and bacon that you can stand. Best of all, it won’t cost you a small fortune to purchase the ingredients.
There’s Just Something About Irish Nachos
I’m a pretty healthy minded person and I do run a health-oriented blog. If you’re like me, it’s hard to resist fantastically greasy sports bar food. I’m also a firm believer that even people who are in shape should indulge in cheat foods from time to time and Irish nachos can be a great cheat day snack. Like all things, practice moderation.
This recipe is a simple yet filling appetizer which is meant to snack on while drinking your favorite pint or watching the big game. Irish nachos are an excellent suggestion to any tailgating party or other social occasions. Finger foods like this one are perfect for making mass quantities for feeding large crowds. Serve these at your next get together and you will make lots of new friends and stir up some great conversations.
The best pubs serve dishes that are indulgent and can be perfect for sharing with a friend. These gooey Irish nachos are perfect for almost any occasion whether it be St. Patrick’s Day, your next party or sporting event. They can be made in large quantities.
Do Not Make Irish Nachos If You’Re Trying To Lose Weight
The previous occasions when I had Irish nachos, they were deep fried. There is no way to make this dish healthy but baking these nachos will help.
The key to making this work is getting the potatoes crispy. By coating these with oil and spices, baking them until they are golden brown, a crispy bed of potatoes will support the rest of the ingredients.
The ingredients for Irish nachos are surprisingly basic but are right off the bar food menu. We covered ours with Velveeta cheese, cheddar, bacon, green onion, pork sausage, sour cream, and chives. You can also add shredded pull pork, ground beef or whatever meat you like. Did I mention the Guinness beer?
Irish Nachos are Perfect for any Occasion and Any time of Year
Irish nachos are a delicious appetizer would be a perfect addition to any summer event, barbeque, informal wedding, graduation party, or birthday party. These Irish Nachos will fit easily into a large disposable aluminum casserole dish which makes transporting easy.
Enjoy the Finished Product
You will find yourself digging in again and again. This mouthwatering Irish nacho recipe may not be the healthiest thing to eat but they make for great conversation and a tasty treat that is one of the easiest things you will ever cook.
Irish Nachos Pub Style Appetizer for St. Patty's Day
These Irish nachos are perfect for St. Patrick's Day, your next party, informal wedding, or sporting event.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Thoroughly wash potatoes
Cut potatoes in 1/4 inch slices
In a large freezer bag, combine potatoes, olive oil, rosemary, thyme, and a packet of ranch dressing mix.
Make sure that all ingredients are evenly mixed together and potatoes are coated.
Place potatoes on a baking sheet in a single line.
Cook for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are a nice brown color. Flip the potato slices and cook for an additional 20 minutes.
Spray skillet with olive oil spray and set on medium high heat
Add pork and Guinness to the pan.
Brown the pork and strain.
Fry bacon in a skillet until it is crispy brown or use pre-cooked bacon
Finshing Irish Nachos
Top nachos with cheese, bacon, green onion, pork, and salt and pepper.
Return to oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
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