Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/ gas 6. Fry the potatoes in a heavy pan with the fat of choice over a medium heat, tossing and shaking until they are just starting to brown. This takes about 20 minutes.
Mix the garlic and parsley. Unmould the cake by placing a plate upside down on top of the pan then inverting them together. Strew the garlic and parsley mixture over the top and serve piping hot.
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