This recipe will give you a little taste of Irish cuisine. Traditionally it’s served as part of a ‘full’ Irish breakfast with sausages, eggs and beans. You can also serve it with a dip, hummus or mayonnaise … Its probably the easiest recipe in the world!

Irish Potato Farls

Its probably the easiest recipe in the world! 
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish, Tapas
Cuisine British, Irish, Vegan
Servings 2 people


  • Potatoe masher


  • 700 g potatoes
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter or ordinary butter if you are not on a vegan diet
  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • salt to taste
  • oil for frying


  • Peel and chop the potatoes 
  • In a medium saucepan, boil potatoes until tender
  • Once tender, remove the potatoes and place them in a bowl, let them cool down slightly
  • Add 1 tablespoon of vegan or ordinary butter and using a potato masher, mash the potatoes
  • Add flour, baking powder and salt to taste and stir it all together
  • Separate the mashed potatoes into two equally sized round balls
  • Flatten the dough into approximately 1cm thick round discs 
  • Cut each disc into 4 quarters 
  • Heat up oil in a frying pan and very carefully place the 4 quarters of potato discs to the frying pan, fry over a medium heat until golden brown, flip them gently over and fry on the other side until golden brown.
  • Gently remove from the frying pan; once fried they will hold their shape 
  • Serve while still warm 


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