Irish potato cakes

My take on Irish Potato Scones

Irish potato cakes

My take on Irish Potato Scones

Potatoes are a very versatile tuber vegetable. They can be fried, baked, boiled, mashed, roasted. This is my take on the Irish potato scone I call potato cake. They serve these scones hot with maple syrup, golden syrup or butter.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Vegetable Dishes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 300 kcal


  • 2 cups boiled mashed potatoes
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 3 Tbsp butter, (not margarine)
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Mash potatoes, add butter and salt. Add as much flour as potatoes will take without becoming too dry. Turn out onto a floured board, roll until 1/4 inch thick. Cut out circles and prick all over with a fork.
  • In a non stick frypan dusted with a little flour, I cooked on medium high heat. When darker small spots appear they are cooked. Put on a plate and cover with foil and put in the oven to keep warm, while you cook the others.
  • Serve hot with what ever meats you cook.


  • The amount of flour you use will depend on the type of potato used. You may use all or less of the flour.
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