Potato Bread


Top of the mornin ‘to you! It’s St Patrick’s Day! And what a fabulous feeling it must be in Dublin this morning! A certain Mr O’Driscoll may be quite excused a few glasses of the ‘Black Stuff ‘on his retirement; and what a way to go out!

Dawn: I haven’t the slightest idea what you are talking about!

Andrew: A few episodes of Father Ted and you will catch up!


Serves 4

2 lb potatoes, peeled and sliced
1 Egg, beaten
100g butter
3 tbsp flour
1.5 tbsp chopped parsley
1.5 tbsp chopped chives
1.5 tbsp chopped lemon thyme
A splash of milk
Salt and pepper
Seasoned flour
Bacon fat or butter


  • Boil the potatoes and mash straight away.
  • Add the egg, butter, flour and herbs and mix well.
  • Season with plenty of salt and pepper, adding a few drops of  milk if the mixture is too stiff.
  • Shape into a  2cm thick  circle and then cut into eight pieces.
  • Dip in seasoned flour.
  • Fry in bacon fat or melted butter on a gentle heat.
  • Cook the ‘bread’ until crusty and golden on one side and then flip over and cook on the other side 4-5 minutes on each side will do.
  • Can be served hot with a knob of butter melting on top, or cold.
  • Whichever option, a touch of the black stuff is a great idea!

Dawn: Sounds a lovely dish!

Andrew: Indeed it is! 

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