Spicy Irish Potato Farls

Spicy Irish Potato Farls

Potato farls are a Northern Irish breakfast staple. This quick, easy potato bread recipe will make any breakfast better, or just make it if you’re looking for great recipes for leftover mashed potato. 

Serves 2

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes


  • 2 potatoes
  • 3-4 tbsp all purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 tbsp Boom Seasoning Salt
  • Butter, to serve.


  1. In a microwave, cook the potatoes for 4-5 minutes until cooked through. While they’re still hot, peel them, and add the flour and Boom, and mash until everything's combined. 
  2. You want the dough to hold together in a ball, but not to be very bouncy like bread dough. You might need to add a little more or less flour depending on the potatoes. Allow to cool completely.
  3. Dust your counter with flour. Divide the dough into 4 pieces. Place a ball of dough onto the flour, and flatten. Using your hands or a rolling pin, roll the potato farls out until they’re around 5mm thick, adding flour as needed to avoid sticking. 
  4. Heat a pan over a medium high heat. Cut the potato farls into quarters, and add to the pan dry. Allow to cook until heated through and brown on each side. Repeat this process until they’re all cooked. While still warm, spread lots butter over the farls to allow it to melt through, and serve with any breakfast. They’re great with poached eggs, smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, think of them as a substitute for toast.