Irish Potato & Bacon Cakes

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Wonderful as a side dish or for breakfast/Brunch. It is quite high in fat especially if you use dripping to fry them.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 slices bacon, chopped and crisp fried
  • 1 lb mashed potatoes, boiled & mashed
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • salt & pepper
  • butter or dripping (for frying, I use lite olive oil though not traditional)


  1. Drain your bacon on paper towels.
  2. Mix the bacon with the mashed potatoes, flour, salt& pepper.
  3. Form into 4 patties.
  4. Heat the dripping (butter) (or oil) in a skillet and over medium heat fry the cakes about 5 minutes on each side or until golden, Serve.


Most Helpful

This was good. I didn't follow messurements and kind of "winged" it. I had a friend who is allergic to wheat come, so I added corn mean instead of flour to make it the right consistancy. I added some green onion and chives too. Good. Will do again

cynthia912 March 31, 2009

These went well with our Irish breakfast. I will make them again, as they had a wonderful flavor and were easy to prepare. The next time I prepare them I will go for more dense mashed potatoes or add a little more flour, as they did fall apart when frying.

morgainegeiser March 09, 2008

What a great way to use leftover potatoes! (I always seem to have some in the fridge. So easy! Tastes great!

cuisinebymae May 26, 2006

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