boxty (irish potato dish)

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Cari Blowers
Green Island, NY

"Boxty on the griddle, boxty in the pan. If you can't make boxty, you'll never get your man." - Traditional Irish Rhyme about Boxty

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Boxty is a traditional Irish dish that's dense and hearty. Made with a mixture of grated potato and mashed potato, they're easy to make. Once the potato pancakes are pan-fried, they're a little crisp outside and soft inside. Boxty is often served at breakfast, but you can really enjoy them any time of the day.

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★★★★★ 2
serves 4
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For boxty (irish potato dish)

  • 1 c
    raw potato
  • 1 c
    mashed potato
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 lg
    knob of butter, melted
  • 1/2 c

How To Make boxty (irish potato dish)

Test Kitchen Tips
Make sure to not have the pan too hot or the middle will not be done.
  • Grated potato in a bowl.
    Grate the raw potatoes into a bowl.
  • Wringing liquid out of the potatoes.
    Turn out onto a cloth and wring catching the liquid. This will separate into a clear fluid with starch at the bottom.
  • Pouring off the liquid leaving the starch.
    Pour off the fluid.
  • Mixing the starch with the mashed potatoes.
    Scrape out the starch and mix with the grated and mashed potatoes.
  • Incorporating dry ingredients and melted butter.
    Sieve the dry ingredients and mix in along with the melted butter.
  • Dough formed in a bowl.
    Add a little milk if necessary to make a pliable dough. Knead lightly on a floured surface.
  • Dough formed into four pancakes.
    Divide into four and form large, flat cakes. Mark each into quarters but do not cut right through.
  • Pan-frying the potato pancakes.
    Cook on a skillet or griddle with oil or butter on medium heat. When the edges look cooked, flip them over and cook until golden brown.