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Canal or bacon floodies. A dish made of grated pototo, onion and bacon for a delicious breakfast.
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Canal or bacon floddies

Canal or bacon floddies are a potato cake with onion and bacon. They are a traditional recipe from North East England usually served for breakfast


  • 1 large potato
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 egg
  • 25 g self raising flour
  • 75g streaky bacon
  • salt and pepper to season
  • oil for frying


  • Grate the potato and squeeze out any liquid
  • Grate the onion and add to the potato with the chopped bacon
  • Beat the egg and add to the potato mixture with the flour
  • Stir well and season
  • Heat the oil in the pan
  • Drop spoonfuls of the mixture into the pan and flatten
  • Cook slowly until both sides are golden brown