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Potato Farls

Bring smiles to the table at your next meal by serving this Irish comfort-food favorite as a sidedish.

Make the classic Irish dish of Potato Farls from Hobby Farms
  • 1¼ pounds potatoes, peeled and halved
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 T. butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 T. vegetable oil
Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat and simmer, covered, 20 to 30 minutes or until potatoes are fork-tender. Drain well and return to saucepan over low heat; allow to steam for approximately 1 minute. Remove from heat. 

Add butter, and use a hand masher to mash potatoes well, but do not beat or over-mash, as this will cause the potatoes to become gluey. Stir flour and salt into potato mixture until just combined. Gather mixture into a ball and turn onto a lightly floured surface. Knead lightly until smooth. 

Divide dough in half. Roll out one half into an 8-inch circle, about 1/4-inch thick. Cut into quarters. Repeat with second half.
In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Working in batches and adding more oil in 1/2-tablespoon increments as necessary, fry dough quarters 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Serve warm. 

Makes 8 appetizers or 4 side-dish servings.

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I cannot wait to try these.
Melane, Hopetown, ON
Posted: 11/11/2011 4:40:03 AM
Made some for dinner the other night, they were absolutely delicious!
Kayla, Richmond, KY
Posted: 4/29/2011 1:47:32 PM
My Mother used to do something like this with left over mashed potatoes although we never had a name for it. It is right up there with mac & cheese and grilled cheese for comfort food!
CJ, Lemont, IL
Posted: 3/24/2011 7:08:30 AM
These look really yummy, but how do you serve them.
Diana, Bigfork, MT
Posted: 3/23/2011 7:30:44 PM
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