Potato Bread Recipe

Who could live without potatoes? They’re cheap and filling and incredibly versatile…and sometimes you make too many!

Well here is a perfect simple local potato bread recipe for using up any leftover potatoes you may have, though there’s nothing wrong with making these just for the sake of it!

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You will need:

240g peeled boiled potatoes such as Maris Piper (mash these or use a potato ricer if you have one)

120g plain flour

20g butter

pinch of salt

a little oil for frying

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Knead together all the ingredients until you have a pliable dough. Then roll out the dough on a floured surface.

This recipe will make around 6 potato breads which I  simply cut out of the dough. If you would rather, you can cook them as a whole and then cut them into pieces at the end (this is the traditional way). Personally I find it easier to work with smaller pieces.

You should pre-heat a frying pan to a medium heat and spray with a little cooking oil.

Add each potato bread (or farl as we in Northern Ireland like to call them) and fry on each side for 2-3 minutes. They are ready when they have taken on a mottled effect.

Traditional Potato Farl

Traditional Potato Farl

Your potato bread is ready to serve immediately or can be reheated later.

To reheat, fry in a little oil, grill, or toast.

Serve as part of a cooked breakfast (the local favourite being an Ulster Fry), or toast and serve with cheese.

This is a really fantastic recipe, which could easily be adapted by adding extra ingredients, such as some fresh herbs, onions or cooked meat such as bacon pieces.

Have fun experimenting!

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