Simple Sunday Potato Farls

Vegan Potato Farls

I can’t remember the first time I ate potato farls, but I think they’re the kind of food that reminds you of childhood even if you’ve never had them before–they’re just that comforting. I recently realised how ridiculous it is to buy them, as they’re so easy to make from scratch and much, much cheaper. This recipe is based on one by Miss South I found ages ago in one of the cheap-food editions of the Observer food monthly, which you can find here–it’s almost exactly the same but I’ve cut it down to one portion and replaced the butter with a vegan oil-based butter. These amounts make about 500cal worth of farls, so it’s a big breakfast–as Miss Smith says, you can freeze the farls you don’t use.

Vegan Potato Farls

Obviously, you don’t have to eat these on a Sunday; they just feel lunch a Sunday brunch kinda food to me. This is a great recipe to remember if you tend to make too much mash (this has never happened to me because I have a second stomach just for mash, in this household ‘leftover mashed potato’ is an oxymoron).

Vegan Potato Farls

Very simply: boil and then mash 250g potatoes (roughly 2 med-small potatoes by my calculations) with 25g vegan butter (add a pinch of salt here if the butter is unsalted). Let cool, then mix in 50g plain flour. On a floured surface, roll out the dough flat but thick, and cut into farls. Fry 3-4 at a time in a splash of vegetable oil.  I like them just topped with sea salt and black pepper, but they’re also great with a splodge of baked beans (or a poached egg, if you’re not vegan).

Vegan Potato Farls
Vegan Potato Farls
Vegan Potato Farls
Vegan Potato Farls

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7 Responses to “Simple Sunday Potato Farls”
  1. cloudthyme says:

    These look wonderful! Never tried them- thanks for sharing!

  2. I love potato so these are perfect, especially as I’m always on the look out for a more “fun” weekend breakfast. Saving this for sunday 🙂

  3. I think my children would enjoy eating these and also helping me make them. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

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