Preparation info

    • Difficulty


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Poor Cook: Fabulous food for next to nothing

Poor Cook

By Susan Campbell and Caroline Conran

Published 1971

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  • mashed potato
  • 1 beaten egg
  • self-raising flour, not more than half as much as potato
  • salt and freshly ground pepper


Mix the potatoes, egg, flour and seasoning to make a firm dough. Roll out to about half an inch thick and cut into rounds. Fry well, in hot fat quarter of an inch deep in the frying pan. Delicious for breakfast, with egg and bacon, or for children’s high tea. Surprisingly, creamy mashed potato is less successful than dry mashed potato.