Cheesy Potato Farls

Image of heart-shaped farl, cooked

I was planning to make potato farls anyway, because my vegetarian friend Pippa is pining for her Irish roots, hoho.

Then I saw a tweet from @fromhomage warning that the deadline was approaching for February’s Cheese! Please challenge, featuring cheesy romance.

And I have to say the two things have come together rather brilliantly. I know that because I just ate the outcome. So with no more ado, here’s my recipe …

Cheesy Potato Farls

  • Servings: makes four farls
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250g cooked mashed potato

30g plain flour

A knob of butter

50g grated Cheddar cheese


Image of mix rolled and marked into four

Roll out the mix and cut into four

Melt the butter and mix with the mashed potatoes. Fold in the flour, mixing well. Add the cheese and mix again.

Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly until smooth.

Roll out into a circle with the diameter of a dinner plate and about 0.5cm/1/4″ thick.

Normally you divide the farls into four at this point.

If you’re a romantic sap like me, or happen to be entering a Valentine-themed challenge, cut them into hearts.

Image of farls cut into heart shapes

Put a little oil into a frying pan and fry the farls for 3-4 minutes each side until golden.

Serve with a fried or poached egg on top. Lunch – sorted.

Image of cooked farl with a fried egg on top

If you want to make plain farls, just skip the cheese. They’re traditionally eaten with a whopping great big fried breakfast. 

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11 thoughts on “Cheesy Potato Farls

  1. Mmmm, fried cheesy potato, yum. Although ‘farls’ made me think of ‘phal’ which I’m not sure would work half as well… The heart shapes are inspired too! Thanks for sharing with Cheese, Please! this month 🙂

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  3. This is fantastic – yes, fattening, but so worth it… In fact, I’m so tempted that I’m going to make these today. I’m a bit late for lunch so will make it for supper. I might even attempt heart shapes! Would love to post the pictures here but may have difficulty doing so.. Thank you for the delicious recipe, as ever!

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  6. Such amazing! I prefer eggs to meat or fish and it will be my next way to eat my eggs, I want to taste that, it appeals me too too much!

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