Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Irish Potato Oaten Cakes (Pratai Coirce)

I am currently in an Irish frame of mind (probably the novel I am reading...I am so easily swayed!)  So I thought I would share this traditional Irish flat griddle cake.  This type of cake or 'farl' are typically shaped like a slice of  pie and cooked on a greased griddle or fry pan. They are very common at an Irish breakfast, eaten hot or cold with butter, or fried in bacon fat. They are often served with bacon and eggs.

Potato Oaten Cake

3/4 pound of warm cooked mashed potato
1 1/3 cups fine oatmeal
pinch of salt
4 tbl butter melted

add enough of the fine oatmeal to the mashed potato to form a soft dough.  Add salt to season along with melted butter to bind.  roll out dough on a counter sprinkled with oatmeal, roll into a 6 1/2 inch circle 1/4 inch deep. cut into 12 farls and bake in a hot greased skillet on both sides until lightly browned.

'Tis but a wee bit o the Irish fer ya te enjoy!!  I not be done wit the novel of yet so ye kin expect another Irish recipe or two I be imaginin'!

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