Irish Potato Cakes (Potato Farls)

Irish Potato Cakes (Potato Farls)


  • 900g Potatoes
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons butter


  1. Make sure all the potatoes are cut into equal size pieces so that they all cook at the same time. Place the potatoes into a large pot and fill it with cold water, enough to fully cover the potatoes. Add about 1 tsp of salt to the water and stir.
  2. Bring the potatoes to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to a minimum and cook for about 15 minutes or until the potatoes are for tender.
  3. Drain the potatoes. Put the potatoes through a potato ricer, press them through a sieve or simply use a potato masher to get them as fluffy as possible.
  4. To the mashed potatoes, add the flour, 3 tablespoons of butter, salt and pepper and mix thoroughly until you form a dough.
  5. Flatten the dough into an 8-inch disk on a lightly floured surface, about 1-inch thick. Cut into 8 triangles, like a pizza.
  6. Melt the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet. add the potato cakes and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes per side, over medium heat, until gold and crispy.


Credit to Joanna Cismaru.

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