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Traditional Irish Potato Farls
What is a Farl, you might ask? Actually, a Farl is a shape, generally a round that’s cut into quarters, like a small pizza might be cut. It’s also the shape of a traditional scone or soda bread. Irish Farls are a dough-like potato bread that is pan fried. Almost like an English muffin, except Farls are softer like the Russian blinis.
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- 1 ¼ Lbs. Peeled Idaho/Russet Potatoes
- 2 TBSP. Melted Salted Butter
- 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
- ½ tsp. Baking Soda
- To Taste Sea Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- As Needed Additional Flour for Kneading
- As Needed Vegetable Spray Oil
- Cook potatoes in simmering water until tender, and then drain well.
- Mash potatoes in a medium-size bowl with melted butter, and then salt and pepper to taste.
- Sprinkle baking soda and about ¾ of the flour over the potatoes and mash in.
- Turn dough onto a work counter and carefully knead the remaining flour into the potato mixture until it is like a soft dough.
- Heat a non-stick skillet on medium-high heat, and spray it liberally with vegetable spray. Alternately, you can use a few teaspoons of vegetable oil.
- Divide dough in half, and then flatten each half piece into a round, flat pancake about ¼” thick and 6” in diameter.
- Cut each round into 4 equal triangles by cutting in half through the middle, then in half again.
- Place the pieces onto the hot skillet and pan fry on each side about 2 to 3 minutes or until medium brown and crispy on each side.
- Serve warm.
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