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Bacon Floddies

Meat and Meat Dishes

Grated potato and onion with chopped bacon, seasoned, bound with flour (and sometimes egg) and fried as a small patty. Particularly associated with breakfast in Gateshead.

See also: Bacon Fraise or Froise, Bacon Cakes

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Tyneside Floddies
10oz potatoes, peeled
1 large onion, finely chopped
6oz bacon, rinds off and finely chopped
2oz self raising flour
2 eggs
oil for frying

Grate the potatoes onto a tea towel, gather it up and squeeze the liquid out. Put the chopped onion into a bowl and add the potatoes, bacon and flour, season. Beat the eggs into the potato mixture
Heat the oil in the frying pan to a medium heat, put ample tablespoonfuls of the potato mixture into the frying pan and flatten them out to form round cakes. Cook on each side until golden brown and cooked all the way through about 4 minutes each side. Lift out of the pan and drain the oil off on the kitchen paper
Serve immediately with fried eggs and sausages.

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