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boxty (irish potato dish)

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon 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

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
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.