Potato cakes or farls

Potato cakes or farls


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About this recipe: These potato cakes are not sweet cakes, they are however an excellent way to use up leftover mashed potatoes! Serve hot with a little butter with fried eggs, baked beans, or even with a nice steak!


Serves: 8 

  • 1/2 lb cooked potatoes
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • I tablespoon butter, melted
  • 60g plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • A little milk

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:10min 

  1. Sieve the flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl.
  2. Add mashed potatoes and melted butter.
  3. Mix into a smooth dough, adding a little milk if necessary.
  4. Turn on to a floured board and knead until smooth. Divide in two.
  5. Roll out each piece to a circle 1/4" thick. Cut into 6 or 8 triangles.
  6. Cook on a heated greased heavy frying pan until nicely browned then turn to brown the other side.

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Reviews (14)


Altered ingredient amounts. Wasn't sure why the recipe states 1/2lb cooked potatoes yet 60 gms of flour so I used 225 gms of potato and needed quite a healthy splash of skimmed milk to form a dough - 15 May 2011


Love them and make them all the time... great recipe.... - 11 Jul 2012


I am flipping challenged. I loved the thinness and overall crispy exterior of these, but as usual mine do not look like lovely triangles. They tasted great though. - 15 Mar 2012

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