Irish Boxty Potato Pancakes


A traditional Irish potato dish, boxty was traditionally cooked on a cast-iron griddle over an open fire. You can cook it in a non-ridged skillet or in a non-stick pan.

Serves 4


225g grated raw potato, squeezed in paper towel
225g mashed potato
225g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
A pinch of salt
30g butter, melted
120ml milk (you may not need all of it)
Oil for frying


1. Mix the grated and mashed potatoes together.

2. Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt together and add to the potato mixture with the melted butter. Add a little milk and stir, only adding as much milk as you need to make a firm dough. Knead the dough on a floured surface gently to bring everything together.

3. Divide the dough into four pieces, flatten each piece into a cake and make a cross in the top of each one. Cook on an oiled pan over a gentle heat until it both sides are golden brown. Serve on its own, or with a fried egg on top.


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