Irish potato farls served with Clonakilty Ispíní sausages

Another key component that makes up an Irish breakfast is potato farls. With a little mashed potato left over from Saturday’s dinner, here's a recipe which will show how to use up those left overs to make a great breakfast or brunch.

Serve them pan fried with a poached egg or why not have them with a good old hangover cure, the traditional Clonakilty fry up?


Take a medium sized pan and place over a medium heat.

Take your mashed potato, add in the butter, seasoning and flour.

Gently kneed and roll into a ball.

Sprinkle some flour into a bench and Roll out the dough into a circle, some people cut out a circle with a plate but I just moulded roughly as I didn’t want to waste an ounce. About 3/4cm thick. Score into four, lift into the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes each side.

Allow to cool on a rack. Pan fry in a little butter or oil and serve with Clonakilty Sausages, puddings & rashers. Voilá!


300g mashed potato
70g soda bread flour
50g melted butter (not needed if it’s in mash already)
Salt and pepper

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Thanks to Big Al from ETC Food Blog for this recipe. Check out the blog here.




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