Black pudding potato cakes

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

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:30 mins
    plus chilling
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 558
  • fat 35g
  • saturates 16g
  • carbs 44g
  • sugars 4g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 15g
  • salt 1.7g


  • 800g floury potatoes (we used Maris Piper)
  • 50g butter
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 200g black pudding, cut into 1cm cubes
  • 100g mature cheddar, grated
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 4 fried eggs, to serve


  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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