Potato cakes or farls

    10 min

    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!

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    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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    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