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This is not actually a bread, but more of a pan-fried potato cake or pancake from Ireland. Eat as a tea-time snack with preserves or cheese, or put mushrooms or even sautéed lambs kidneys on top for supper.

This is not actually a bread, but more of a pan-fried potato cake or pancake from Ireland. Eat as a tea-time snack with preserves or cheese, or put mushrooms or even sautéed lambs kidneys on top for supper.

You will need floury potatoes - King Edwards or Cara - for the mash.

450g potato, peeled and grated
450g dry mashed potato (just boiled potatoes, without milk or butter)
220g self-raising flour, sifted
150-200ml milk
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Vegetable oil for cooking

Squeeze the grated potato in a dry cloth to remove all the starch. Mix with the dry mash and the sifted flour. Gradually add the milk (you may not need all of it) to form a thick batter. Season.

Heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil in a non-stick pan and add a couple of large tablespoons of the batter. Fry the mix on a low heat for around 4 minutes on either side, until golden brown. Repeat with the rest of the mix and re-heat them in a medium oven to serve.

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