Recipe courtesy of Maura Laverty

Maeve Cheese Fries

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4 slices bread (about 1/4-inch thick)

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup grated hard cheese

1/2 cup processed or cream cheese

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1 clove garlic, crushed

1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds

Pinch of black pepper

2 chopped shallots or spring onions (scallions)

1 egg

Bacon fat or butter for frying


  1. Cream 1 tablespoon butter, add grated cheese, cream cheese, garlic, and seasonings, beating well until smooth. Chop the shallots or onions, add to the remaining butter, and fold into the cheese mixture. Spread this filling on two slices of bread, cover with the other two, pressing well together. Cut in halves or quarters, brush with beaten egg, and fry golden brown in butter or bacon fat.