Irish potatoes with cheese sauce

Dia dhuit, gourmets! Irish greetings to you! A recipe from the Potato Business series is on the air today.

What to cook for lunch?

Ireland’s harsh climate and rocky terrain make it possible to do not allow grow most of the crops of warm countries. So the Irish, wrapped in warm clothes, have no choice how to grow potatoes and pigs. And this is quite enough to feed a large family in any part of the planet.

How to cook crispy potatoes in Irish?

It is a huge effort to grow potatoes on the rocky soil of Ireland, blown by strong cold winds. In order to cultivate a culture every day and fight bad weather, you need to have a hearty breakfast. The Irish breakfast is nutritious and full-fledged, gives strength for almost the whole day. Day after day of hard work and the long-awaited time to harvest comes! Wash the fresh potatoes. The peel of potatoes can not be peeled, so it is customary in Europe. The main thing is that the earth does not crunch on the teeth. Fry potatoes and bacon (separately from each other) until crisp. Cook a thick cheese sauce from milk and cheese. Enjoy the taste of Irish potatoes with your favorite island whiskey, warming yourself near the fireplace, and regardless of the bad weather outside the window.

Recipe type: Main dish
Recipe type: Irish
Yield: 4
Prep time:
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Irish potatoes with cheese sauce


Potatoes — 6 pieces
Frying oil — 1 liter
Bacon (strips) — 200 grams
Butter — 1 tablespoon
Flour — 2 tablespoons
Milk – 150 ml
Cheddar cheese — 150 grams
Salt — 1 pinch


1. Wash the potatoes from dirt and peel. You can leave the peel if you are so used to it.
2. Cut the potatoes into long thin cubes and fry in a large amount of boiling oil.
3. Fry the bacon strips until golden brown and put them on a paper towel to remove excess fat.
4. Cut the bacon into small pieces. Sprinkle them over the potatoes.
5. Sauce: melt butter on maximum heat in a saucepan.
6. Add the flour and mix until the flour absorbs all the oil.
7. Add milk and bring to a boil. Stir the sauce all the time so that the flour mixes with the milk without lumps.
8. Add the cheese and mix until smooth. If you used Cheddar, then grate it on a grater, if you used cream melted, then add it in small portions.
9. The sauce is ready. Pour the sauce over the potatoes. Use a cooking bag for the cream.

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