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Boxty (Irish Potato Pancakes)


Recipe Info

  • Yield : 12
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 45m


  • 330g potatoes, grated
  • 250g mashed potatoes
  • 130g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 180g buttermilk
  • 2 tbsps butter (for frying)
  • parsley, for garnish


Step 1

Wrap the grated potato in a cheesecloth or a tea towel and wring out as much excess moisture as you can. Place the dry grated potato in a large bowl and add the mashed potatoes. Mix well. Add the flour, bicarbonate of soda, and salt. Add buttermilk and mix well, the batter will be thick.

Step 2

Heat a pan over medium heat. When it is hot, add ½ tablespoon of butter to the pan and let it melt. Scoop the potato batter by ¼ cup and place it into the hot butter. Spread the batter out to roughly ¼ to ½ inch thick, making a round that is roughly 3 inches in diameter.

Step 3

Fill the pan with pancakes, being careful not to let them touch. Fry the pancakes over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on the first side. Flip the pancakes when they are golden brown. Cook them for 3-4 minutes on the second side, until golden.

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