250g/9oz potatoes, cut into cubes
200g/8oz plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
50g/2oz butter, melted, plus extra for frying
3 tbsp milk
2 eggs, beaten
2 tsp oil, for frying
Cook the potatoes in plenty of salted simmering water until tender. Drain well and mash. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl, add the butter, milk, eggs, mash and plenty of seasoning and mix to a sticky dough.
Heat some butter and a little oil in a large frying pan. Fry dollops of the mixture as you would Scotch pancakes for 3 mins on each side until browned. You may need to do this in 2 batches so keep the fried ones warm in the oven. Serve with one of the toppings suggested above as a hearty brunch for friends.