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Potato Farls Recipe For Irish Potato Pancakes

Potato farls

Published: September 14, 2017 at 10:31 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Makes 12

Potato farls are part of a classic Irish breakfast, farl literally means four parts. This recipe creates a potato dough which is rolled out to make a circle, and four parts are cut out then fried. Serve with crispy bacon and juicy tomatoes for a great weekend brunch

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal94
fat3.6g
saturates2.2g
carbs13.4g
sugars0.4g
fibre1g
protein1.6g
salt0.2g
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Ingredients

  • 500g King Edward potatoes, cut into large chunks
  • 50g salted butter, softened, plus extra to fry
  • 100g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

To serve

  • fried eggs
  • crispy bacon
  • grilled tomatoes

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put the potatoes in a pan with cold salted water, heat to a simmer and cook until tender.

  • STEP 2

    Drain really well then push through a potato ricer into a large bowl.

  • STEP 3

    Season with salt, mix in the butter, then the flour and baking powder, and bring together into a dough.

  • STEP 4

    Divide into 3 pieces, then roll each piece to 1cm thickness on a lightly dusted worksurface.

  • STEP 5

    Use a small plate to cut out a neat circle, then cut each circle into 4 so you have 12 quarters.

  • STEP 6

    Heat a little more butter in a heavy frying pan, then fry the farls for 3-4 minutes each side or until golden.

  • STEP 7

    Keep warm in a low oven while you cook the rest. Serve with fried eggs, bacon and grilled tomatoes.

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