Potato Boxty

by Gavan on March 14, 2012

The countdown continues for the biggest and best piss up …ever. Everyone from every ethnicity seems to be Irish on Paddy’s Day, which I have no problem with because the more the merrier!
Over the years I’ve covered every and all Irish recipes for you guys to try but here’s a new one for you. ‘Boxty’ in Gaelic means ‘poor house bread.’ It’s a very traditional dish most popular in the north & north western counties of Ireland. Basically it’s a potato pancake made from mashed and grated raw spuds. You can dress it up any way you like with various fillings or serve it with stew as I like to do. It would be dynamite with the always popular Beef & Guinness Stew. Excuse me while I snack…

Makes 6 large pancakes

2 cups mashed potato
2 cups grated raw potato*
1 cup white flour – sifted
2 organic eggs
2 cups organic fat-free milk
chopped chives (optional)

* NOTE: Place the grated potato in a clean kitchen towel and over a bowl squeeze the excess water from the spuds to get them as dry as you can.


Mix all the ingredients EXCEPT the milk together in a large mixing bowl. Pour in half the milk and whisk together. Add enough milk to attain the batter consistency you want. The thinner the batter the thinner the pancake…obviously. Let batter rest for 15 minutes before cooking.

Preheat non-stick skillet on medium heat, drizzle 2 tbsp canola oil and add ladle of batter. Cook for 3-4 minutes until browned and flip over. Give it another few minutes to cook through.

A bit crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Brilliant like.

Happy Paddy’s Day!

All recipes are made with the finest quality farmers’ market whole foods, natural and non-processed ingredients as much as possible.

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