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  • 300g floury potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 50g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 100ml buttermilk
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • for frying butter



  • STEP 1

    Put the potatoes in a pan of cold salted water. Bring to a simmer then cook for 15-20 minutes, or until tender. Drain really well then tip back into the pan, cover with a clean tea towel and leave to steam dry. Mash really well then cool completely.

  • STEP 2

    Put the potato in a bowl and mix in the flour, baking powder and egg. Stir in the buttermilk and season really well.

  • STEP 3

    Heat a frying pan and melt a knob of butter. Cooking 2 or 3 pancakes at a time, spoon in enough batter to make small, 10cm pancakes. When small bubbles appear, flip the pancakes and cook until golden.

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