Irish Boxty Pancakes for Halloween
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cooked mashed potatoes (leftovers are fine)
onion, minced fine (optional -- for savory boxty pancakes)
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the grated potato, onion (if using), and buttermilk (this keeps the potato from discoloring).
In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking powder.
Add grated potato mixture, egg, and mashed potato.
Mix well. Batter should be about the texture of thick pancake batter. Add additional flour or buttermilk if necessary.
Melt butter in a heavy skillet or on a griddle.
Over medium heat, drop large spoonfuls of Boxty batter into skillet, making approximately 6" pancakes.
Brown well on both sides. Serve hot.