If you're looking for a carb hit, this is the food for the job. They can be eaten hot from the oven, but I prefer them cold and spread with butter for a morning or afternoon snack.
*or possibly Irish. My father's family lived in a town that was either Yorkshire or Lancashire depending on your acknowledgement of the outcome of the war of the roses, but before that they were immigrants from Ireland, so I'm not quite sure where the recipe originated.
Step 1: Ingredients and Requirements
- 700G peeled and cleaned potatoes
- 220g plain flour
- some butter (about 2 tablespoons)
- some milk (splash and a half or so)
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Chives/cheese/onion/whatever (optional)
- a pot to boil the spuds,
- a bowl to mash them in
- a bigger bowl to fold the spuds and flour together in
- a flat area to roll out the cakes
- a baking tray for baking on
*sort of. This recipe is made more by feel than science, but the basic ratio of 3 potato to 1 flour is about right.