A great recipe for using up leftover mashed potatoes and goes down well with the whole family
1 kg potatoes – cooked, mashed and completely cooled
350g Plain flour
2 teaspoons salt (if you’re using leftover mash that already had salt added reduce this to 1 tsp)
70g margarine melted
Place the potatoes, flour, salt and melted margarine in a large bowl and using your hands or a wooden spoon, mix the whole lot together to form a stiff dough. Divide the dough in half and roll out the first half on a floured surface to about a half centimetre thick. You can either use a cutter of whatever shape you like or just use a knife to cut the rolled out dough into squares/rectangles.
Preheat a non-stick pan on the stove top. Place the cut out dough on the dry pan and leave to cook on a low heat until golden brown – at least 5 mins each side and the slower the better as you are trying to cook out the flour in the dough. Turn and cook the other side too. Meanwhile roll out the second half and repeat the process. You will have several pan loads so it may be useful to use two pans.
You can store this in the fridge once it has cooled to room temperature or freeze. When you’re ready to use it just put it back on a preheated pan with a little vegetable oil and fry gently for a few minutes on each side until warmed through and nice and crisp and golden. Drain on kitchen paper and serve with grilled bacon, sausages and an egg or on its own for a snack.
To change the recipe about you could add pieces of chopped cooked bacon or black pudding or even cooled fried onions to the dough. The possibilities are endless!