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Spud Sunday: Crisps A Go-Go

Hard to believe, but I have been taken to task in certain quarters for having included on these pages a recipe for so simple a thing as the crisp sandwich. Yes, in these days where tv chefs and cookbook authors are falling over themselves to produce ever easier and ever simpler recipes, this might have been construed as a simplification too far.

My point, of course, was not to teach anybody how to make a crisp sambo per se, but to acknowledge the fact that it sits proudly in the pantheon of spud classics, as much as any buttery mash or creamy gratin. And the same, it has to be said, goes for its close cousin, the crisp toastie.

Crisp toastie

This week's crisp toastie

This particular toastie featured some of the new Keogh’s crisps that I sampled last week. What better place for a handful of the salt and vinegar variety than smushed between two slices of toasted batch bread, with some mature cheddar, tomatoes, spring onions and mayonnaise for company. It was a little piece of midweek lunch perfection.

Figuring that you might fancy making some toasties of your own, Keogh’s have offered to send one lucky Spud reader a sample of their new range, which includes Dubliner Cheese and Onion, Atlantic Sea Salt and Irish Cider Vinegar and Roast Beef and Irish Stout flavours. The rest of the toastie is, naturally, up to you.

To be in with a shout for the Keogh’s crisps, just leave a comment below.

Anyone with an address in the Republic of Ireland can enter and I’ll leave this open until midday GMT on Monday December 12th, after which I’ll pick a winner from the crisp bag.


  1. *waves* – the bleedin first. Now to somehow make this page disappear and then sit and wait for the delivery….


    That cider vinegar is unreal! Saw them mentioned in Sunday Bus Post today too.

  3. Crisps. That is all. No interest in chocolate, unless I can have a bag of crisps with it.

  4. After trying these crisps, I suppose it would be rude not to enter! Count me in please.

  5. You just can’t beat a chip sambo

  6. Daily Spud

    Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Keith: that can, of course, be arranged for *cough* a small consideration… :D

    Shane: ah, missed the Sunday Business Post mention – good for them

    Orla: I hear ya

    Anfearbui: you’re in

    Colette: well, now, I’d never want to accuse you of being rude :)

    Siobhan: you most certainly can’t!

  7. Me please – would love a crisp sambo right now!

  8. Daily Spud

    Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Me too Yvonne! :)

  9. Oooh, this toastie sets my tastebuds tingling!

  10. Daily Spud

    Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Glad to hear that Sarah – I presume they’d tingle even more if you won the crisps :)

  11. Now, if only they were including a loaf of brennans and a half pound of butter with that haul….. :)

  12. Daily Spud

    Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I’ll have to get on to them to see what they can do about that Triona :)

  13. I’ll have some of that, please.

    Also, your ethically-sourced FoodieBlogRoll ad is one of those ones that’s pretending to be a Windows message telling me I’ve won an iPhone 4. I’m guessing that’s not what you signed up for.

  14. Daily Spud

    Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Dear Mr. Beer Nut, you’re right, that’s not the kind of ad I signed up for. Thanks for the heads up and of course I’ll see what I can do for you in the draw! :)

  15. Tasted some at the taste of christmas and they were the nicest I’d tasted in a long while. Their microwave in the bag spuds were decent too, and handy:) that crisp toastie sounds yum

  16. Daily Spud

    Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Glad to hear you liked them Aidan, hope I’ll be able to send some more your way!

  17. Have some oak smoked ham, mature cheddar, fresh baguette… and now some Keoghs crisps? That would be perfect…

  18. Daily Spud

    Monday, December 5, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Excellent news Brian, I shall endeavour to grant your crisply wishes!

  19. Tried them at Taste of Christmas – Fab !

  20. Keogh’s Crisps on Batch go on folks give it a lash

  21. mmm! Cheese ‘n Onion crisps with cheddar cheese, thinly sliced onion & branston pickle!

  22. Seen your write-up in The Sunday Business Post. Haven’t had the opportunity to sample them yet. I’ll certainly be stopping by Superquinn when I pick the kids up from school!

  23. Daily Spud

    Monday, December 5, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Keep ’em coming, folks – I’m especially liking the cheese ‘n’ onion with cheddar and branston pickle Zack – you’re speaking my language! Meanwhile, I see that I’m going to have to pick Jaki up off the floor :D

  24. Mmmmm! The beef & Dungarvan Brewery Stout sound fab!! They all sound fab, must ask my local Keoghs retailer is he going to stock these too.

  25. Had some of these in my local over the weekend Dubliner Cheese & Onion flavour -delicious, delicately flavoured. have to get some in for Christmas, or maybe you’ll pick me :)

  26. ROast Beef & Stout – a great combination, can’t wait to try them. Good luck with your new crisps

  27. The Roast Beef and Irish Stout flavour sound excellent.I would love to make a toastie with them so in order to do that I would love to win the sample of your amazing range.Happy Christmas.

  28. Daily Spud

    Monday, December 5, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Hey Eamon & Mick, technically they’re not *my* new crisps (that’s a thought for another day!), but I’ll pass the word on to Keoghs :)

  29. Toastie Sandwich looks delicious.

    Please put me in the pot!

  30. I can resist anything except crisps !!

  31. Just eating a crisp sandwich. Yum!

  32. Daily Spud

    Monday, December 5, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    I’m jealous Ciaran, think I need to make a crisp toastie stat!

  33. Love your crisps, bought some at Taste of Christmas but ate then all!

  34. Count me in please! That sandwich looks amazing!

  35. I want free Crisps, who doesnt want free Crisps???? :)

  36. Sounds delicious. I haven’t tried these yet but would love to try, especially the Atlantic sea salt :)

  37. Daily Spud

    Monday, December 5, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I think Shakira nailed it folks – who indeed does not want free crisps? Glad to see that they’re already developing quite a fanbase – wish they really were my crisps and that I could send some to you all!

  38. Daily Spud

    Monday, December 5, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Succinct and to the point bmer, I like it

  39. I wish I has a crisp sandwich now – my lunch seems so unappealing after seeing that one!

  40. Oh Im starving looking at that picture !

  41. Daily Spud

    Monday, December 5, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Reading these comments, I get the feeling that I’m responsible for a rather large number of rumbling tummies today…

  42. I remember an old work colleague telling me about crisps sandwiches and I thought she was pulling my leg. Then she had a few of us over to her house for lunch one day and she duly made one for me. I was converted!

  43. Enter me please! These are yum!

  44. Love these new crisps. Bought lots at the Christmas Food Fair in Convention centre.
    This product should be supported. Tell the world!

  45. Would love too try the Keogh’s Crisps

  46. Daily Spud

    Monday, December 5, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Ahh, glad to see you were converted Kristin :) As for Tara there, I think maybe Keoghs need to give you a job!

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