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.
Recipe courtesy of FEASTING GALORE IRISH STYLE (Hippocrene Books, 2001) by Maura Laverty