Black pudding potato cakes

Black pudding potato cakes

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 30 mins plus chilling


Serves 4

This super-simple recipe with melted cheese and crisp black pudding makes a good brunch or supper and is a great way to use up leftover potatoes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal558
  • fat35g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs44g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre4g
  • protein15g
  • salt1.7g
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  • 800g floury potatoes (we used Maris Piper)
  • 50g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 1 onion, finely sliced



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  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 200g black pudding, cut into 1cm cubes
  • 100g mature cheddar, grated



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
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  • 4 fried eggs, to serve



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  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/ gas 4. Coarsely grate the potatoes into a tea towel and wring dry, then transfer to a bowl.

  2. Melt the butter in a large ovenproof frying pan, and add the onion, garlic and black pudding. Cook until the onion is soft but not coloured, about 6-8 mins, then take off the heat and combine with the potatoes and cheese. Season, then bring together with your hands to shape into four generous potato cakes. Put in the fridge to chill for 30 mins.

  3. Wipe out the pan, then heat the oil. Fry the cakes until they are lightly brown, taking care when you flip them, for 2-3 mins either side. Transfer to the oven and cook for about 15 mins until they are cooked through and crisp. Serve each one topped with a fried egg.

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20th Jun, 2020
I wasn't sure how these would turn out with the grated potato (I've done something similar with mashed potato) but they are delicious. I halved the quantities for 2 of us but still made 4 x patties. A lightly fried egg on top completed the dish. Lovely.
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Liam Cullen
18th Jan, 2020
Tasted good but felt pretty greasy and the quantities didn't seem quite right either.
21st May, 2018
A very excellent hangover cure! I used comté instead of cheddar, and seasoned more than the recipe says, and the result was totally gorgeous. Portions are very generous!!
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