St. Patrick’s Day Recipe: Irish Potato Cakes

Lucky day! Nessa Robins, one of our favorite Irish bloggers, just sent us an Irish potato cakes recipe. And it’s sure to be a hit at the table this Sunday on St. Patrick’s Day. Check out more recipes from her blog Nessa’s Family Kitchen or in her cookbook Apron Strings: Recipes From a Family Kitchen (available soon) .  What will you be making this St. Patrick’s Day? –Sharon Beesley

Irish Potato Cakes
1 lb. cooled mashed potatoes
1 egg, lightly beaten
Salt & freshly ground black pepper
3 oz. all-purpose flour
2 scallions, finely chopped
1 tbsp oil
Knob of butter (heaping tbsp)

1. Place the mashed potatoes in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper and add the egg. Stir in the flour and combine well to form a dough.
2. Transfer the dough onto a floured work surface and knead lightly. Roll out the dough, about 3 cm thick.
3. Cut into circles using a pastry cutter making approximately 8 potato cakes.
4. Oil the pan and place over medium heat. Add the potato cakes and cook for about 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
5. Serve hot with butter on top.

Nichola Hunt

Cocktail aficionado. Large dog breed lover. Fondness of summer dresses. Hater of pickles. Born in London, based in Bali.

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