Fried Potato Farls

Nov 16, 2005 by Bitter Milton | 4 Comments| Share it:   



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Potato farls are one of my favorite foods, and insanely versatile. They are pretty much just mashed potatoes mixed with flour and then fried. They are also known as potato cake or potato bread and are great as a breakfast side dish. You can make sandwiches with them, they go great with omelets, or you can just eat them by themselves.

Here’s what you’ll need for 4 good sized farls:


  • Prep: ~30 mins.
  • Cook: ~30 mins.
  • Serves: 2

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  • 2 Potatoes
  • About a teaspoon of melted butter
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • salt to taste
  • 2 or 3 teaspoons Any sort of oil I would recommend vegetable or peanut oil, but all I had on hand was olive oil.

Step 1

First, peel and cut the potatoes into 3 or 4 pieces and boil them in water for about 20 minutes.


Step 2

Put the potatoes and the butter into the bowl of an electric mixer.


Step 3

Mix them together until smooth.


Step 4

Add the flour and about a decent amount of salt, about 1/4 teaspoon.


Step 5

Mix until everything is nicely blended.


Step 6

Place the dough onto a well floured surface.


Step 7

Knead the dough and make it between 1/2 and 1/4 inch thick. Then, cut it into fourths.


Step 8

Pour oil into a frying pan, and place a piece of dough in it.


Step 9

Fry the farls on each side for about 2 minutes, until they are nice and golden brown.


Step 10

You can really do anything with potato farls after they're finished. I just added some salt and pepper and had mine with a tall glass of milk:

Now that you have learned how to make fried potato farls, please be sure to view these other potato recipes. Also, you will love these Irish recipes.


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user does not have an avatar aicha

Nov 26, 2005

Great, easy snack and don’t need much stuff! will make many times!  Thank You

user does not have an avatar iliocht

Dec 17, 2005

when I finished blending it was very sticky, impossible to knead.
what am I doing wrong? shoud I add more flour?thanks

user does not have an avatar tk51

Jan 28, 2009

I have done these potato pancakes we called them for years.  I vary them by adding some lawry’s garlic salt, onions, or others I add corn and parsley.  Good no matter what.

user does not have an avatar johnnyyuma

Feb 15, 2009

excellent. Great on a rainy Sunday morning.

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