Irish potato farls

I don’t think there is anything more satisfying for me than using up what’s left in the fridge instead of sliding food into the bin.

One of the key components that make up an Irish breakfast is potato farls. With a little mashed potato left over from Saturday’s dinner I will show you how to use up those left overs to make a great breakfast or brunch. Serve them pan fried with a poached egg or why not have them with a good old hangover cure, the traditional fry up? For a touch of high end produce, i used Clonakilty Sausages which can be obtained from most major supermarkets, amazing!

300g mashed potato
70g soda bread flour
50g melted butter (not needed if it’s in mash already)
Salt and pepper

Take s medium sized pan and place over a medium heat.

Take your mashed potato, add in the butter, seasoning and flour.

Gently kneed and roll into a ball.




Sprinkle some flour into a bench and Roll out the dough into a circle, some people cut out a circle with a plate but I just moulded roughly as I didn’t want to waste an ounce. About 3/4cm thick. Score into four, lift into the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes each side.

Allow to cool on a rack. Pan fry in a little butter or oil and serve as desired! Here is my little Sunday brunch with Clonakilty sausages, Nom, nom!



Big Al

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3 Responses to “Irish potato farls”

  1. stuart neville
    October 1, 2014 at 8:50 am #

    With this recipe and my mash the world is going to be a better place 🙂

  2. February 21, 2015 at 3:38 pm #

    I agree as I can’t stand wasting food. It’s a pity I’ve not been by you for this breakfast! (love the English way of life so much…)

    • Big Al
      March 3, 2015 at 8:15 am #

      Hi Sylvie, thanks for your comments. ‘Irish potato farls are Irish though.’ 😉

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