I grew up on Irish potato bread, my favorite part of a traditional “Ulster Fry”. Potato bread is basically a potato cake that's cooked on a griddle (or baked) and served with an array of sausages, sausage rolls, bacon and eggs.
Personally, I don't eat sausages of any kind, or bacon, but eggs are a daily event in my home and there's nothing better to sop up a runny egg yolk, then with a slice of Irish potato bread.
What's Fadge or Farls?
Irish potato bread goes by several names, depending on which part of Ireland you're in. In my family, we referred to it as "fadge", but I've also seen it referred to as farls, which is the name used for any triangular-shaped baked good.
Cooking Options (Fry or Bake)
Traditionally, potato bread is cooked on a large skillet along with the sausages and eggs, but it's also something you can bake for 15 mins at 400 degrees F. This avoids frying it in fat, which keeps the calories lower.
I believe this recipe could also be air fried, although I haven't tried that yet.
Is Potato Bread Gluten Free?
Normally, this recipe is made with a wheat-based flour, but I've tweaked it to make it gluten free. Personally, I don't see a difference in taste or texture as long as you use a gluten free baking flour as it is less dense than coconut or almond flour.
The best part about this recipe is that it's super easy to make and REALLY good. Impress your family this weekend by whipping up a batch. You won't be disappointed.
Is Potato Bread Healthy?
From an ingredient standpoint, potato bread is made with mostly whole foods. Baking flour is arguably not a whole food, but it's a small portion of the recipe. However, it's quite high in carbohydrates at 26.3g net carbs per serving. So for those of us who are carb-conscious eaters, it's definitely not an every day recipe.
That said, if you're going to indulge in a higher carb food - this recipe would fit the bill nicely. It's clean, simple and so delicious.
Want more healthy and fun brunch ideas?
- Egg & potato muffins - healthy and perfect on the go
- Sweet potato toasties - these are so fun and delicious!
- Gluten free healthy pumpkin bread - perfect for any meal!
- Protein Crepes - gluten free and SO good
- Protein Pancakes - the best on the web
Following 21 Day Fix, Weight Watchers or Macro Counting?
One serving of Irish Potato Bread is:
- 21 Day Fix: 1 yellow container and 1 tsp
- WW: 7 Smart Points
- Macros: 190 cals, 7.4g fat, carbs 28.8, fiber 2.4, protein 5g
- - 4 medium red or russet potatoes
- - 4 Tablespoons Gluten-Free Baking Mix (and more for rolling the dough)
- - 2 Tablespoons olive oil or butter
- - 1 egg
- - Salt and pepper to taste
- Peel potatoes and boil until soft.
- Drain water and add butter or oil and salt and pepper to potatoes and mash well. Let cool to room temperature.
- Add 2 tablespoons of baking mix and the egg and combine until you have a dough consistency (add more flour as needed, but use sparingly)
- Sprinkle more flour on a flat surface and roll dough to a ¼ inch thick.
- Cut into triangles or squares.
- Spray a pan with non-stick spray and heat on medium. Add slices. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes and then flip. The bread should be golden brown on each side.
- Remove from pan and devour immediately, or keep it in the fridge and just reheat on a pan when you’re ready to eat.
Want to bake your Irish potato bread instead?
Preheat the oven to 400 and spread your cut slices of dough out on a well greased sheet pan. Bake for about 20 mins, or until brown.
Nutrition InformationYield 4
Amount Per Serving Calories 190Total Fat 7.4gSaturated Fat 4gCarbohydrates 28.8gFiber 2.4gSugar 1.2gProtein 5g
Caren is a certified yoga teacher, fitness instructor and author of The Fit Habit. Here she shares simple, low carb recipes, quick home workout ideas and practical ways to foster mind + body wellness.