Boxty: Irish Potato Pancakes
An old poem says: Boxty on the griddle, boxty in the pan, if you can’t make boxty, you’ll never get a man.
Traditional Irish potato pancakes are basically a potato pancake which uses both (normally leftover) mashed potatoes and fresh grated potatoes. Normally made with white potatoes, a healthier version would be to incorporate some sweet potatoes as well.
Boxty has a creamy texture unlike other potato pancakes due to the mashed potatoes. It is like a cross between a pancake and hash brown.
Make Healthy & Delicious Boxty
This is a fun, fast and healthy side dish!
1 cup raw grated potato (white and optionally sweet)
1 cup cooked mashed potato
½ cup flour
Salt and pepper
Butter or oil for frying
- Grate raw potatoes and mix with the cooked mashed potatoes. Add salt, pepper and flour.
- Beat egg and add to mixture with just enough milk to make a batter that will drop from a spoon.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a hot griddle or frying pan. Flatten slightly.
- Heat pan until hot then cook over a moderate heat for 3-4 minutes on each side.
- Serve with a tart applesauce
Traditionally boxty is fried in butter but olive oil will work too and be a bit of a healthier twist. They are great with sour cream or ketchup as you prefer!