Traditional Irish Potato Farls

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Traditional Irish Potato Farls
Serves 8
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. 1 ¼ Lbs. Peeled Idaho/Russet Potatoes
  2. 2 TBSP. Melted Salted Butter
  3. 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  4. ½ tsp. Baking Soda
  5. To Taste Sea Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  6. As Needed Additional Flour for Kneading
  7. As Needed Vegetable Spray Oil
  1. Cook potatoes in simmering water until tender, and then drain well.
  2. Mash potatoes in a medium-size bowl with melted butter, and then salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Sprinkle baking soda and about ¾ of the flour over the potatoes and mash in.
  4. Turn dough onto a work counter and carefully knead the remaining flour into the potato mixture until it is like a soft dough.
  5. 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.
  6. Divide dough in half, and then flatten each half piece into a round, flat pancake about ¼” thick and 6” in diameter.
  7. Cut each round into 4 equal triangles by cutting in half through the middle, then in half again.
  8. 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.
  9. Serve warm.
Nino Salvaggio