Irish Potato Breads

    Irish Potato Breads


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    These traditional potato griddle breads, called 'farls', can also be made with leftover mashed potato.

    Serves: 4 

    • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and halved
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 4 tablespoons plain flour, plus extra for dusting
    • 1 tablespoon melted butter

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. In a pot, cover potatoes with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Simmer on medium-high heat until the centre of the potatoes are tender when pricked with a fork, about 20 minutes. Turn off heat. Drain, return potatoes to pot and allow to completely dry out over remaining heat. Mash with a potato masher until smooth.
    2. Place warm mashed potato in medium bowl. Stir in flour, salt and melted butter. Mix lightly until dough forms.
    3. On a well floured surface, knead the dough lightly. The dough will be sticky. Use a floured rolling pin to flatten into a 25cm circle about 5mm thick. Cut into quarters using a floured knife.
    4. Sprinkle a little flour into the base of a frying pan and cook for 3 minutes on each side or until evenly browned. Season with a little salt and serve straight away.

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