Nancy J. Patrykus Recipe

Irish Boxty (Crispy Fried Potato Cakes)A WIN!

By Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin


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Serves:
20 potato cakes
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Method:
Pan Fry
Comments:

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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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
We loved these potato cakes! They are quick and easy to prepare and are so tasty.

Ingredients

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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
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.
2
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.
3
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!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes, Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Irish
Hashtag: #Irish

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202 Comments

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Michelle Johnson chellez437
Mar 3, 2015
Oooh, so glad to have this recipe on hand. Just how my grandpa makes them! Perfect way to use up extra mashed potatoes.
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linda Smith Cookenwithlov
Feb 25, 2015
Pinched have made something like this before.
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Jane Hughes HappyLittleFatLady
Feb 21, 2015
I grew up eating boxty, but I've never seen a written recipe. We got boxty from Dad's side of the family and rosti from Mom's. We were lucky kids.

Thanks!
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Feb 21, 2015 - Bobby Webb shared this recipe with discussion group: "HOW'S YOUR WEATHER".
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Feb 21, 2015 - Kim Biegacki shared this recipe with discussion group: St. Patrick's Day & Irish Foods.