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Irish Boxty (potato Pancakes)
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Irish Boxty (potato Pancakes)

Irish Boxty (potato Pancakes)

Makes about twelve 3 inch pancakes - I like to make sweet potato Boxty’s as well. I’m pretty sure they’re not traditional, but they’re very good. Make a bunch and keep them warm in the oven. Serve them with apple sauce or a little sour cream with fresh dill - a Guinness or two wouldn’t hurt either...


  • 1 large potato - white or sweet - it’s up to you
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • milk
  • pinch salt & fresh ground pepper
  • vegetable oil


  1. Cut potato in half and boil one half in water until tender - drainand put in a large bowl and mash
  2. Grate remaining raw half into the bowl and add flour, egg, salt and pepper
  3. Mix well and add enough milk to make a thick batter - about 1/4 -1/3 cup
  4. Heat oil in a skillet (don’t skimp, you’ll need 3-4 tablespoons of oil) and drop batter by tablespoons into pan
  5. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side until browned and crispy