Irish Herb "Scones" (Potato Pancakes)

Irish Herb Scones (potato Pancakes) Recipe

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From These are a potato pancake not a scone: very small amount of flour, no leavening, no milk or cream. Perhaps Irish "scones" are something entirely different than what I am accustomed to. Regardless-enjoy your Irish "Scone" Pancakes! PS you can most certainly use fresh herbs in place of the dried!


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Yield: about 4-6 potato pancakes
10 Min
10 Min
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2 c
leftover mashed potatoes, at room temperature (or instant potatoes)
4 Tbsp
flour, + more for dusting
1/4 tsp
4 Tbsp
butter, melted
2 Tbsp
fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 tsp
dried dill or fresh dill
1/4 tsp
dried summer savory
1/4 tsp
dried marjoram
1/4 tsp
dried sage
oil/butter for frying
sour cream

How to Make Irish Herb "Scones" (Potato Pancakes)


  • 1Combine all ingredients (*except* for the oil/butter used for frying) in a large mixing bowl.
  • 2Heat up a skillet (cast iron this time) on medium heat. Add oil and/or butter and melt; about 1-2 tablespoons.
  • 3Shape the potato mixture into patties. Lightly dust the potato pancakes with flour. Fry until golden brown; approximately 5 minutes. Turn over, lightly dust with more flour and cook another 5 minutes. Do not crowd the potatoes when frying. Cook in batches.
  • 4Serve the Irish "scone" pancakes with sour cream on the side, if desired.

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About Irish Herb "Scones" (Potato Pancakes)

Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Irish
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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