For those of you who are wondering what on earth is a Floddie, it is fried grated potato. My mum used to frequently serve it as the “potato” part of many meat and 2 veg meals when I was a child. It is a traditional recipe from where she grew up in County Durham.
I have adapted the recipe into a main meal. I’m sharing my tuna and cheese version here, but I’ve also cooked other versions such as egg, mushroom or sausage.
I’m using Maris Piper potatoes, but it works well with other varieties of potato too.
Ingredients (serves 2 adults and 2 children)
500-600g Maris Piper potatoes
1 medium onion
185g tin of tuna
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Open and drain the tin of tuna.
Chop the onion.
Grate the cheese.
Peel and grate the potatoes.
Add a tablespoonful of olive oil to a wok and heat.
Add the onion.
Once the onion has softened, add the grated potato.
Keep turning the mixture, to avoid the potato sticking.
Season with herbs, salt and pepper.
Add the tuna.
Add the grated cheese.
Serve and enjoy.
This post is an entry for #MarisPiperBritMums Linky Challenge (http://bit.ly/185Gtlv) sponsored by Potato Council for Potato Week 7 – 13 October, celebrating the varieties of potatoes and how we like to eat them. Learn more and find recipes at www.lovepotatoes.co.uk.