Irish Boxty (Crispy Fried Potato Cakes)A WIN!

Nancy J. Patrykus Recipe

By Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin

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.

Recipe Rating:
 31 Ratings
20 potato cakes
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Pan Fry

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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.


1 lb
onion chopped fine
3/4 c
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
1/2 c
1/2 c
vegetable oil
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Directions Step-By-Step

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!

About this Recipe

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