An easy Irish nachos recipe starts with frozen waffle fries and adds traditional nacho toppings such as cheese, green onions, salsa and sour cream. Traditional Irish nachos start with homemade potato chips; top them with a Guinness cheddar sauce, meat and salsa.
To make easy Irish nachos, bake frozen waffle fries according to package instructions. Pour the fries into an oven-safe dish, and top with 2 cups of Colby jack cheese. Broil until the cheese is bubbly. Top with chopped green onions, bacon crumbles, salsa and sour cream.
Traditional Irish nachos are more involved. Though frozen waffle fries can be substituted, the recipe calls for peeling and slicing 2 pounds of potatoes. Drizzle the chips with oil, add salt and pepper to taste, and bake for 15 minutes. Flip the potatoes once about midway through.
For the Irish cheddar sauce, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a pan. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons flour, cooking until the mixture is golden. Add 1 cup of Guinness, whisking to remove any lumps. Keep stirring, and add 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce and 2 teaspoons of brown sugar.
Stir the cheese into the sauce until it is melted. Remove it from heat, and season with salt and pepper. To assemble the nachos, place the chips on a dish, pour on the cheese, and top with sausage, salsa and sour cream.