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The Day I Found Irish Nachos
While out with my sister and mother in law one day we decided to stop into Don Cherry's Sport's Grill in Bradford, Ontario, and have a beer after shopping. We weren't really all that hungry but we wanted something to nibble on. When looking at the menu I spotted something I'd never heard of before. Pointing at the menu I said, "Look at this, Irish nachos, are you serious? I always thought that nachos were Mexican."
I am a huge fan of nachos and these really piqued my interest, so we all decided that we'd share a plate of these.
When the waitress brought our order I was a bit taken back as I didn't read the entire description of what exactly Irish Nachos were. There sitting on a platter were not tortilla chips but potato chips. Well, that makes sense ... Irish = Potatoes. The potato chips were smothered in cheese, green onions and topped with bacon. They came with two sides of sour cream and mayonnaise mixed with chipolata sauce. I asked if they had any salsa and the waitress brought a third, side for us. Who eats nachos without salsa right?
We all dug in and enjoyed the Irish nachos so much that I had to make them at home. The only difference with mine is that I didn't use Monterey Jack cheese mixed with cheddar.
Don't these look great!
Cook Time includes precooking the bacon
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Serves 6 or more people as a snack
- 2 bags of plain kettle chips
- 3/4 of a pound of sliced bacon, cooked but not crisp
- 2 cups of medium cheddar cheese, grated
- 7-8 green onions, chopped
- 3/4 cup of mayonnaise
- 8-10 dashes of salsa chilpotle sauce
- sour cream
- tomato salsa (if you so desire)
Step by step pictures for Irish Nachos
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Instructions on how to make Irish Nachos
- Start by frying 3/4 of a pound of sliced bacon. You don't want to cook it to where it is crispy as it will crisp up when it goes into the oven and under the broiler.
- While the bacon is frying grate the cheese, and chop the green onions.
- Once the bacon is cooked remove it from the pan and drain on paper towels.
- Preheat the oven on broil and place the oven rack on the second level from the top.
- Spray a large pizza pan or oven safe dish with cooking spray.
- The bacon should now be cool. Cut the bacon strips into one inch pieces.
- On the pan carefully place and spread out the contents of the two bags of chips. If you have a smaller pan than what I used then follow these instructions layering as you go. Top the chips with the shredded cheese saving a bit for the very top. Next spread your chopped onions, then the bacon. Top with the rest of the cheese.
- Place in the oven and broil for about 8 minutes or until the cheese is nicely melted.
- To make the chilpotle side sauce simply add the mayo to a small bowl and add and stir in the salsa chilpotle sauce.
How do I get to Don Cherry's Sports Grill?
Should you ever be in the area and want to visit Don Cherry's Sports Grill you can easily find it on the map below.