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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. claire dennehy

    my mouth is totally watering just reading about the crisps,mmm!

  2. Deirdre

    I so want to try them!

  3. Martina

    I haven’t tried these yet, but I’d like to :)

  4. garrett mccord

    Nomz – can almost taste the crisp sambos

  5. Catherine Burke

    I’m a crispaholic…..would love to try KEOGHS variety

    They certainly would give me claus for celebration

  6. Daily Spud

    Ha! If there was a prize for punny entries, you’d be right up there Catherine :D

  7. Judith

    Can’t think of a better crisp for Christmas!

  8. Denis mc auliffe


  9. Yvonne Manning

    I bought some tubs of crisps at the Taste of Christmas and out of them all My favourite is Roast Beef & Irish Stout.. yum yum

  10. Ashling O Connor

    Love all your produce… The Crisps and your roosters microwaveable bag… Ohhh beautiful.

  11. Móna Wise

    How did I miss this? I am dying to try these crisps….of course, they are not in GALWAY yet. Maybe by next Christmas :0)

  12. Daily Spud

    Geez Móna, I’ll have to get on to the Keoghs about that! :)

  13. Rufus

    I’d like to join the “Free the crisps 3”. They were obviousily fried … er, framed

  14. Daily Spud

    Ah now, Rufus, I think these crisps have had a fair fry-al :D

  15. Deirdre

    BTW are they Gluten Free? I know the Stout ones wouldn’t be but the rest of the range?

  16. Daily Spud

    Hi Deirdre – I’d imagine that the cheese ‘n’ onion and salt ‘n’ vinegar are gluten free but I don’t know that for definite. I’ll check into it and get a definitive answer for you.

  17. Daily Spud

    Just an update for Deirdre (and anyone else who’s interested in the gluten free status of the crisps) – Keoghs tell me that it’s just the salt ‘n’ vinegar crisps that are gluten free. Hope that helps.

  18. Joe McNamee

    TOASTED crisp sandwich, Spud du Jour? Messing with the cosmos, you is, I tells thee. Gonna have to give that a whirl. Lovely site, jozeemac

  19. Daily Spud

    Yes Joe (or should I call you Swash?) – the toasted crisp sambo is where it’s at. In fact, spuds in general are also right up there, as you may have discerned by my chosen nom de blog…

  20. Tangled Noodle

    *Waving frantically in the crowd* Just wanted to say hi and to say that this crisp toastie looks delish! ;-)

  21. Daily Spud

    Hey TN, always glad to see you waving this direction! Wish I could get you some of these crisps (I’d just have to amend the rules to say ‘must have an address in the Republic of Ireland or in Manila’ :D) – speaking of which, I need to go and pick me a winner…

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