Boxty Potato Griddle Cakes

Boxty Potato Griddle Cakes

 Irish poxty

Traditional Irish Recipe for Boxty Cakes


  • 1/2 lb Raw potato
  • 1/2 lb Mashed potato
  • 1/2 lb Plain flour
  • Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • Salt and pepper

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. Cook over a moderate heat for 3-4 minutes on each side. Serve with a tart apple sauce, or as part of an Ulster Fry, with fried bacon, fried sausage, fried eggs, fried black pudding, fried bread, fried soda bread... Serves 6 to 8.

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