11 min

    Traditional Irish potato bread or potato cakes as they are sometimes callled. The perfect way of using up leftover mashed potato. Delicious with butter. You can't eat just one piece!

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    Serves: 3 

    • 250g mashed potato (warm)
    • 60g plain flour
    • 30g butter, melted

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:6min  ›  Ready in:11min 

    1. Place mashed potato in a bowl, pour the butter over and sift in flour. Knead to form a dough. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll out to about 5mm thick. Cut into 6 wedges (farls).
    2. Dust a heated frying pan with flour. When the flour starts to brown put in the farls. Cook for 3 minutes a side, until brown. Serve hot.

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    A great, easy way to use up mashed potatoes and turn them into something delicious. I used too much flour in the pan for the first batch - just a light sprinkle will do it. And I wasn't sure what temperature to cook them at but I tried medium heat and it did the trick. I actually used leftover Smoked Bacon  -  22 Mar 2012


    I think that this recipe squarely depends on the taste of the mashed potatoes you use as a base (leftover or not). The tastier the potatoes, the better the end result. I did have a bit of difficulty with the flour browning much too much toward the end of cooking, but that is just an issue of finding the perfect heat level for my stovetop. Great way to use up leftovers!  -  15 Mar 2012


    Added grated onion in it  -  17 Apr 2017