Irish Boxty (Crispy Fried Potato Cakes)

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Nancy J. Patrykus

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@Finnjin

From my (South Side Chicago) Irish friend, Coleen. I received most of her recipes in the late '90s. 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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We loved this Irish Boxty (aka potato cake) recipe! They are quick and easy to prepare and so tasty. Mixing mashed and grated potatoes adds a different texture. Onion adds a pop of flavor that we really liked. There is plenty of ingredients in these patties to hold them together while frying. This is a great recipe for a beginner cook. It's a simple side dish or snack. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 32 votes

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Serves:
20 potato cakes
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Pan Fry

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    potatoes
  • 1
    onion chopped fine
  • 3/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper
  • 1
    egg
  • 1/2 c
    milk
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil

How to Make Irish Boxty (Crispy Fried Potato Cakes)

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 until tender.
  2. Drain and place in a large bowl. Mash potatoes and set the bowl aside.
  3. Now peel and grate reserved potatoes. Stir them into the mashed potatoes.
  4. Add onion, flour, salt, and pepper; mix well. Stir in milk and egg to form a batter.
  5. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Drop batter from a tablespoon into the hot oil.
  6. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side.
  7. Drain on a paper towel.
  8. Transfer to your serving dish and serve with applesauce and sour cream. Bet you can't eat just one!

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About Irish Boxty (Crispy Fried Potato Cakes)

Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Irish



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