Irish Potato Farls

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These traditional Irish potato breads are a perfect complement to a hearty breakfast. Top with poached eggs and spinach. A great way to use leftover mashed potatoes.

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Potato icon
    500g (about 3)
  • Salt icon
    ¾ tsp
  • Salted butter icon
    Salted butter
    60g (about 4¼ tbsp)
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    175g (about 1¼ cups)
  • Egg icon
    1 (50g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    as needed


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Water
  • kCook icon Rolling pin
  • kCook icon Large saucepan

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  1. Add potato and salt to a clean large saucepan
  2. Cover with water
  3. Heat until boiling
  4. Simmer until tender - approx 10 min
  5. Drain well
  6. Mash with potato masher until smooth
  7. Add salted butter, all purpose flour and egg to the dough
  8. Season with black pepper
  9. Stir together until completely mixed
  10. Turn out on lightly-floured surface
  11. Divide into halves
  12. Roll out
  13. Cut into quarters
  14. Cook in frying pan until golden brown - medium heat
  15. Serve immediately
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