Stove-Top Potato Bread


  • 1 lb. Idaho potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • Optional 1/4 cup chopped parsley


  1. Peel and dice potatoes. Place in a medium saucepan, cover with water and add salt. Bring to a boiling and cook until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes; drain and cool. Melt 2 teaspoons of butter in a 10-inch heavy skillet; add potatoes and set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, mix dry ingredients and parsley, if desired. Cut in remaining butter with a pastry blender or fork until the mixture resembles crumbs.
  3. In a cup, whisk together the buttermilk and egg. Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients and stir well to combine.
  4. With floured hands, divide dough into thirds. Mix one third into potatoes, pressing into pan. On a lightly floured board, shape remaining dough into a patty to fit in skillet. Press dough patty onto potato mixture. Using a knife, mark top of dough into six wedges similar to pie slices, being careful not to cut all the way through the dough.
  5. Cover skillet tightly and cook over medium heat about 18 minutes or until dough is firm. In the meantime, preheat broiler.
  6. Remove skillet lid and brown bread, uncovered, under the broiler for 2-3 minutes until golden. Serve immediately.
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Yield: 6 Servings
Calories: 303
Sodium: 542 mg
Fat: 9 g
Protein: 8 g
Cholesterol: 58 mg

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