Irish Boxty Recipe

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Irish Boxty

Sue Stone


Posted for Culinary Quest - Ireland

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4 (16 to 20 pancakes)
30 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


2 medium
russet potatoes (1-lb.), peeled, divided
2/3 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
2/3 c
buttermilk (low-fat)
3 Tbsp


1Cut 1 potato into 1" chunks; place in a small saucepan and add cold water to cover by 2". Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook 14 to 18 minutes or until tender. Drain potato; return to saucepan and mash. Transfer to medium bowl.
2Shred remaining potato on large holes of box-type grater; add to bowl with mashed, cooked potato. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt until blended. Stir in buttermilk.
3Melt 1 Tablespoon butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Drop 4 slightly heaping tablespoonfuls of potato batter into skillet; flatten into 2-1/2" circles. Cook about 4 minutes per side or until golden and puffed. Remove to plate; cover and keep warm. Repeat with remaining butter and batter. Serve immediately.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: UK/Ireland