Easy & Tasty Zero Waste Recipe: Potato Farls

2 min readDec 1, 2022


  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Serves: 6 people

Why is it delicious?

Potato farls are an easy and traditional Irish breakfast dish that can be made in minutes! The best part is that these potato farls are extremely versatile. They can be served as breakfast or paired with a protein such as salmon or baked beans.

Why is it Zero Food Waste?

This recipe's ingredients are simple; most items can be bought without using package waste. Saving the potato peels makes this recipe completely zero-waste!

Food Storage Tip

Potatoes last the longest in a dark cool place! Store them in a cloth bag in your pantry for maximum shelf life.


  • 2 cups mashed potato (approximately 3 medium potatoes)
  • 1 tablespoon butter plus extra for frying
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder


  1. Boil the potatoes in a pan until tender, about 10–15 minutes depending on the size of the potato.
  2. Drain well, then mash your potato.
  3. Stir in the butter and salt.
  4. Stir the flour and baking powder together, then add to the potatoes. Stir or use your hands to bring it together into a dough.
  5. Lightly flour the work surface, then roll ⅓ of the dough out to a circle about 5mm thick. Dust the top with a little flour and cut the circle into four pieces with a cross.
  6. Heat a large dry frying pan (no oil or butter) and fry the farls in batches for 3–4 minutes on each side until they get dark spots and are cooked through. Repeat rolling and frying the rest of the dough.
  7. To serve, heat a pan, spread both sides of the farls with butter and fry each side for a few minutes until crispy and warm.

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