Irish potato farls served with a Clonakilty fry up

Irish potato farls served with a Clonakilty fry up

Serves: 4Prep Time: Cook Time:

When making an Irish breakfast, people think black and whitepudding, sausages, rashers, eggs and even tomatoes but often forget about potato farls. A perfect addition to a traditional Clonakilty fry up, you can add some finely chopped spring onions into your mixture for a little extra flavour.


300g mashed potato

70g soda bread flour

50g melted butter (not needed if it’s in the mash already)

Salt & pepper

8 Clonakilty Ispíní Sausages

8 Clonakilty Rashers

8 pieces of Clonakilty Blackpudding

8 pieces of Clonakilty Whitepudding

4 free range eggs (fried or poached)

2 tomatoes (halved)


1. Place a medium sized pan over a medium heat.

2. Take your mashed potato and add in the butter (if not already added), the seasoning, and the flour.

3. Gently kneed and roll into a ball.

4. Sprinkle some flour onto a bench and roll out the dough into a circle about 3/4cm thick.

5. Score into four, lift into the pan and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side.

6. Allow to cool on a rack.

7. Pan fry in a little butter or oil and serve.

8. Serve as part of a traditional Clonakilty fry up.


Thanks to Big Al from etc food blog for this recipe.