Finally got to the meat wholesaler yesterday to get a sack of decent mashing spuds. So without further ado... Potato Cakes!
I won't lie to you, this was one grand scale PITA. My kitchen was covered in flour, I was covered in flour and potato. It made me wonder whether it was worth it, or if I should just pay the 60 odd pence to buy a pack in future. But, it was my first attempt at making them, and they did taste really good. Maybe with practice I'll get better and less potatoey.
1 kg potatoes, peeled, chopped and mashed
Salt to taste
Knob of butter
200g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
Mash the potatoes with the knob of butter. Sieve the flour and baking powder into the potato, and mash with a potato masher until the flour is incorporated and the mixture turns doughy.
Flour a chopping board and form parts of the dough into rough circles. Cut each circle into four even sided pieces, about half a centimetre thick.
Heat up a griddle or a good non stick frying pan, there is no need to grease. Cook each potato cake for a couple of minutes each side until they are well coloured.
Delicious served with bacon and eggs (like I will be doing tomorrow hehe). These can be frozen; freeze first on a large baking sheet then store in an airtight box in the freezer. To reheat, defrost and pop in the toaster for a couple of minutes.