"The word farl originates from the Gaelic word fardel meaning four parts. These potato griddle breads can be made with leftover mashed potatoes too. Serve hot with a little butter and salt, or fry them alongside soda bread as part of an Ulster Fry-up."
Method for Irish Potato Farls
- 1In a pot, cover potatoes with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Simmer on medium-high heat until the center 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.
- 2Place warm mashed potato in medium bowl. Stir in flour, salt and melted butter. Mix lightly until dough forms.
- 3On a well floured surface, knead the dough lightly. The dough will be sticky. Use a floured rolling pin to flatten into a 9 inch circle about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into quarters using a floured knife.
- 4Sprinkle a little flour into the base of the skillet and cook the farls for 3 minutes on each side or until evenly browned. Season with a little salt and serve straight away.
- 4 medium potatoes, peeled and halved
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
March 09, 2017