Bacon Potato Pancakes


I got this recipe from

Ballymaloe Cooking School Free Recipes. Want Irish food? Go straight to the source. This one sounds like it could clog arteries but sure sounds DELICIOUS ( and something to make in camp too!) I wonder if one wanted to cut some of the fat whether one can use Pam instead of frying these in fat or oil. Also I bet they would be good if baked in a glass baking dish at 350 degrees  for 35-35 minutes, turning once somewhere in the time period. I’ll make this tomorrow on the oven and let you know how it turns out.

 The late Mollie Keane, the indomitable Irish writer – author of Good Behaviour and countless other books on the life of the Irish Ascendancy – included this recipe in her book Mollie Keane’s Nursery Cooking.

Serves 4

4 rashers of streaky bacon, rinds removed,

 chopped 1 lb (450g) mashed potatoes

1 oz (30g) plain white flour

 salt and pepper

 butter or dripping for frying


Fry the bacon without any additional fat until crisp. Remove and drain on absorbent paper. Stir the bacon into the mashed potatoes with the flour, salt and pepper. Form the mixture into four cakes. Heat the butter or dripping in a frying pan, add the cakes and fry for about 5 minutes on each side until golden and crisp.