Bacon Floddies

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Servings: 2-4
  • About This Recipe

    “Floddies are traditional to the English town of Gateshead. Serve them with sausages and eggs as a breakfast or supper dish, or serve them on their own if you prefer.”


  • 8ouncespotatoes, peeled
  • 2mediumonions, peeled
  • 6ouncessliced bacon
  • 2ouncesself raising flour
  • salt and black pepper
  • 2eggs, beaten
  • 4tablespoons oil or 1 1/2 ouncesbacon fat
  • Directions

  • Shred the potatoes, squeeze out any liquid and place in a bowl.
  • Shred or finely chop the onions and add to the potatoes with the bacon, flour and seasoning.
  • Mix very well together.
  • Stir in the eggs.
  • Heat the oil or bacon fat in a large frying pan.
  • Put tablespoons of the mixture into the pan and fry steadily for 5-8 minutes, turning once, until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Drain on kitchen paper and keep hot until ready to serve with sausages and eggs.
  • Reviews

  • “I made these for breakfast this morning and they were good. But, they were a bit dry. Next time I make them (and they were good enough to make them a next time) I will increase the eggs and perhaps decrease the flour by 2T. They were really quite tasty though.”

  • “I made these for breakfast this morning.I thought they were good, but husband did not care for them.Thanks for posting recipe.”

  • “These are indeed good. I have used this recipe for many years. I found it originaly on Scottish Cooking web site in 1998.”