Irish Potato Bread

Irish Potato Bread

(8 servings)    Printable Version
  • 2 level cups of freshly mashed potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • salt and pepper - to taste
Mix the ingredients into a ball by hand.

Roll out to a thickness of 1/4". Cut into 2" x 2" squares and brown lightly in a DRY non-stick frying pan.

These may be frozen, wrapped in Saran wrap for later use.

To serve, fry in bacon fat. They goes well with bacon and eggs.


This is my wife's recreation of my Irish mother's never-written-down recipe. If you substitute oil for bacon fat, you'll lose the authentic flavor.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank falconbird for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Irish Potato Bread?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 7 votes.


From McCooey
Rating (out of 5):  

Fadge as it's called in Northern Ireland was a staple when I was a kid in Belfast. Goes well with a breakfast of bacon eggs black pudding a soda farl, a wheaten farl and A MUG OF IRISH BLEND TEA ie. full bodied. Then, you were ready for what was in store for you. It was cooked until it had an almost black blistered skin.

Comment submitted: 9/28/2013 (#16662)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom MALLORY (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

My name is Joyce Magee and I was born in N. Ireland and I make this recipe all the time... and I also make Irish soda bread and Irish wheaten bread... its also good with a good cup of Irish tea... I'm a chef... and I make all my breads. I never buy any bread...

Comment submitted: 4/29/2010 (#10407)



From Armagh
Rating (out of 5):  

As a Irishman, I love fried potatoe bread with bacon and eggs, yummy!

Comment submitted: 4/20/2010 (#10353)



From E. Toni

Yes, it's the best cut into triangles & both sides & each edge also baked until golden brown. Enjoy for afternoon tea with jam. Also nice cold with tea.

Comment submitted: 10/28/2009 (#8918)



From Tippy
Rating (out of 5):  

We eat them like pancakes, warm with softened butter and jam on top.

Comment submitted: 10/28/2009 (#8915)



From sarah

I live in Australia, Melbourne and my grandad makes it round and then cuts it in to triangles as well. My family has it with bacon and eggs, but I have it just on its own, I''ve never tried it with anything else... mmm.

Comment submitted: 6/15/2009 (#8297)



From annk

When I lived in Ireland it was always rolled into a round shape and then cut into triangles. It also tastes good cooked in dry pan and then spread with butter and strawberry jam, Ann Kennedy

Comment submitted: 10/5/2008 (#6540)



From mcadwell
Rating (out of 5):  

This is also like my potato pancakes. Yummy!

Comment submitted: 3/16/2008 (#4837)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom allthebest4me (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

These are akin to my family's potato pancakes, an excellent way to use up leftover mashed (like the day after Thanksgiving!). Don't be afraid to cook them crisp; it only adds to the flavor. The inside will still be somewhat soft and mashed-potatoey; don't be expecting "bread" consistency. And while bacon fat does add an extra layer of flavor, I used soy margarine (tastes just like butter!) for a bit lighter taste (and less saturated fat) and so I can make them more often! Great way to start the day!

Comment submitted: 11/4/2007 (#3922)



From Tasty
Rating (out of 5):  

Tasty;) Mmmm!

Comment submitted: 12/30/2006 (#1076)





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