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My sister gave me this recipe years ago and it has become a staple of our holiday or 'company is coming' type of dinner. It's easy to assemble and can be prepared ahead of time. It pairs well with beef, ham, or chicken. Leftovers, if there are any, reheat well. Everyone always loves 'The Irish Potatoes.' Yes, I know 'The Irish Potatoes' are fattening, but without the butter, whipping cream, and half and half it is just not as good. Substituting margarine or frozen hash browns would be a travesty.

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
2 hrs
stand:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Max Servings:
8
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Cook the potatoes at a boil for 10 minutes; drain. Set potatoes aside to cool.

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  • Once potatoes are cool enough to handle, slide the skin from the potatoes and discard; refrigerate peeled potatoes until completely cold, about 1 hour.

  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon butter.

  • Grate 2 of the potatoes into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle about 1/4 of the minced onion over the layer of potato; season with salt and black pepper. Repeat layering until all ingredients are used and dish is full.

  • Drizzle melted butter, whipping cream, and half and half over the potato mixture; season with paprika.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the top is bubbling, about 30 minutes.

  • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley to serve.

Tip

Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

447.69 calories; 6.5 g protein; 67.81 g carbohydrates; 6.11 g dietary-fiber; 3.06 g sugars; 17.8 g fat; 11.09 g saturated-fat; 50.15 mg cholesterol; 688.85 IU vitamin-a-iu; 6.08 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.91 mg vitamin-b6; 26.37 mg vitamin-c; 33.44 mcg folate; 53.55 mg calcium; 1.13 mg iron; 69.79 mg magnesium; 1131.31 mg potassium; 118.31 mg sodium; 0.34 mg thiamin; 160.23 calories-from-fat; 59 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 35 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 5 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 21 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


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Kori Lavertue
07/10/2012
This has become one of our favorites in the house. It is simple and basic in flavors but absolutely delicious. The only thing different I do is to cut the butter in half and it still turns out creamy. And the paprika is definitely a must just like Baking Nana said. Thank you Lilly for this 10 star recipe!
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Ladylyon
04/06/2012
Very bland tasted them after baking and added cheddar cheese just to give them more flavor. I have other recipes similar to this one that I prefer. Thanks Allrecipes for your website. I will still be trying your recipes.
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26 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 16
  • 4 Rating Star 5
  • 2 Rating Star 3
  • 1 Rating Star 1
  • 3 Rating Star 1
Kori Lavertue
07/10/2012
This has become one of our favorites in the house. It is simple and basic in flavors but absolutely delicious. The only thing different I do is to cut the butter in half and it still turns out creamy. And the paprika is definitely a must just like Baking Nana said. Thank you Lilly for this 10 star recipe!
(68)
Baking Nana
06/12/2012
This really surprised me. It is very good. The only thing I did different was to season each layer of potatoes with salt and pepper& paprika - the paprika is NOT optional at least in my opinion. Next time and YES there will be a next time I might add some dried chives to the layers. Thanks - this was a tasty addition to our St. Patrick's Day dinner.
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Ladylyon
04/06/2012
Very bland tasted them after baking and added cheddar cheese just to give them more flavor. I have other recipes similar to this one that I prefer. Thanks Allrecipes for your website. I will still be trying your recipes.
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angeljody68
08/23/2012
My mother always made these and now I make them all the time! So easy and simple to make. I have made them with canned evaporated milk and shredded frozen hash brown potatoes and we thought they were just as good. If you use canned milk just keep in mind that it gives it a slighty different taste. My hubby actually likes them better with canned milk. These are a good side dish with just about anything but I always make these with meatloaf.
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Sooz
02/15/2013
Thanks for sharing Lilly from Philly!
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Maureen Myers
02/08/2013
Yes but have you tried it with spring cabbage.this also is irish once you have it you will want it again and again.Maureen from England.
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gingb
04/28/2013
Made this for 6 adults and this disappeared nothing is left - it was a huge hit! I followed the advice of adding paprika with each layer which worked out great. It's basic in flavors which is why it's so good. The only thing I might do a bit different next time would be to very lightly sauté the onions before layering the dish. Thanks I will definitely be making this again!
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Anonymous
03/17/2013
I made this dish in honour of St.Patrick's Day. It was quite delicious! I added garlic salt to one layer and I substituted the whipping cream (as I didn't have any) with cream cheese thinning it with a few tablespoons of milk. I was enjoyed by all!
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Ganupshkin
02/28/2013
I thought this was delicious and paired with a lean protein and some other veggies isn't that out of line for a dinner as far as calories.
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