Quick & Easy Irish Potato Cakes

Quick & Easy Irish Potato Cakes

  • Author: Tom
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 Minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 50g instant mashed potato powder
  • 150g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt flakes
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 200ml boiling water
  • 1 tsp (heaped) unsalted butter


  1. Pop the mashed potato powder into a boil with the salt and butter. Pour the freshly boiled water over the top and beat to combine.
  2. Add the plain flour and baking powder, beating until everything is mixed well together into a stiff dough.
  3. Place a dry pan over a medium heat. Heavily flour a work surface and your hands before scooping the dough out of the bowl. Quickly fold the dough all together and pat out into round disc about 2-3cm deep. Rub some flour over the top of the disc and slice into quarters with a sharp knife.
  4. Carefully lift the quarters into the pan and cook on one side for four minutes. Use a pallet knife to turn the quarters over and cook for a further 4 minutes. By this point, the dough should be golden on each side, with dark spots of colour. 
  5. Serve immediately with the topping of your choice.

  • Method: Irish
  • Cuisine: Breakfast

Keywords: Breakfast, Irish Potato Cakes, Irish Potato Faros, Tattie Scones