Traditional Irish Potato Farls …

Traditional potato bread (or potato farls) is a must have accompaniment for a big Irish fry up.  It’s such an easy recipe to follow and perfect for using up cooked potatoes.  I love it with crispy bacon and poached eggs.  This is the way we make it at home.  Feel free to add more seasoning depending on taste. Delish!

Potato farls

Potato farls (Photo credit: John The Geologist)

Difficulty – Very easy


1 kg cooked potatoes mashed and seasoned

60 grams plain flour

40 grams melted butter (salted or unsalted)

good pinch salt


1. Mix all the ingredients together and form a dough.

2. Knead together on a floured surface.

3. Roll it into a circle about 1/4 inch thick and cut into quarters.

4. Fry in a pan with a knob of butter for about 4 minutes each side, alongside your bacon and eggs.  Yum.

About Claire Sullivan

Bake - Slice - Eat - Enjoy! An Irish girl living in Norfolk, sharing everything I know about baking and everything I learn along the way. The beautiful County of Norfolk is full of wonderful gems and I can't wait to share them with you.
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  3. Helen Tovey says:

    My mouth is watering already reading your potato farls recipe. I’m going to bake some for my dad – he is mad about them. We always used to buy them when we went to stay with my granny in Scotland – but I’ve never tried baking them myself before. Thank you so much for the recipe 🙂

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