Irish Boxty (Crispy Fried Potato Cakes)A WIN!

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Serves: 20 potato cakes
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Cooking Method: Pan Fry


1 lb potatoes
1 onion chopped fine
3/4 c flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 egg
1/2 c milk
1/2 c vegetable oil

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Nancy J. Patrykus Recipe
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Spokane, WA (pop. 208,916)
Member Since Jan 2011
Nancy J.'s notes for this recipe:
From my (South Side Chicago) Irish friend, Coleen.
I Received most of her recipes in the late 90's. She has given me some really great authentic ones. She left Ireland in 1940. I will be putting more of them on Just A Pinch soon.
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We loved these potato cakes! They are quick and easy to prepare and are so tasty.


Set half of the potatoes aside for later. Peel and cut remaining potatoes into large chunks; place in a saucepan. Cover with cold water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook 15-20 minutes, or untill tender. Drain and place in a large bowl. Mash potatoes and set bowl aside.
Now peel and grate reserved potatoes and stir them into the mashed potatoes. Add onion, flour, salt and pepper; mix well. Stir in milk and egg to form a batter.
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Drop batter from a tablespoon into the hot oil, and cook 3-4 minutes on each side; drain on a paper towel. Transfer to your serving dish and serve with applesauce and sour cream. Bet you can't eat just one!

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user Stormy Stewart karlyn255 - Oct 6, 2011
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user Candy Hummer nvmommyx6 - Oct 6, 2011
Saved! These will be on my menu soon!!
user Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - Oct 6, 2011
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