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Irish Potato Cakes


  • 240 g leftover mashed potato
  • 60 g self-raising flour
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • Oil to fry


  • Put the potato, flour and milk in a bowl and mix together just enough to combine them. You don't want to over-work the mixture or the potato cakes will be tough.
  • Divide the mixture into four and shape gently into cakes, again handling them as little as possible.
  • Heat a little oil in a frying pan over a low to medium heat and fry the potato cakes gently for about 5 minutes.
  • Turn over (they should be golden underneath by now) and fry for 5 minutes on the other side.
  • Serve with a little butter on top if you want.