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Pratie Oaten

No recipe image available.These buttery, fried potato and oatmeal cakes are a classic Irish side dish.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 1/2 teaspoons salt - divided use
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, plus 2 tablespoons butter for frying

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place potatoes in a medium saucepan with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Add enough water to generously cover. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook, uncovered, until soft, about 15 minutes. While potatoes are warm, mash with a fork.
  2. Let potatoes cool a little, then mix in the oats to make a soft dough. Add the butter and remaining 1 teaspoon salt and mix well. Roll dough to 1-inch thickness and cut out with a 3-inch round biscuit cutter.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet. Add half of the potato and oatmeal "cakes" and fry until light brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining cakes, adding more butter to skillet if necessary.
  4. Serve warm.

Makes 4 servings.