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"Boxty on the griddle, boxty in the pan, If you can't make boxty, you'll never get your man"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (190 g)
  • Calories 319.6
  • Total Fat - 1.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 3.4 mg
  • Sodium - 711.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 65.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.8 g
  • Sugars - 2.4 g
  • Protein - 9.3 g
  • Calcium - 140.9 mg
  • Iron - 1.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 18.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Grate the raw potatoes into a bowl. Turn out onto a cloth and wring, catching the liquid. This will separate into a clear fluid with starch at the bottom. Pour off the fluid and scrape out the starch and mix with the grated and mashed potatoes. Sieve the dry ingredients and mix in along with the melted butter. Add a little milk if necessary to make a pliable dough. Knead lightly on a floured surface. Divide into four and form large, flat cakes. Mark each into quarters but do not cut right through, and bake on a griddle or in a heavy pan.

Step 2

If liked, more milk and an egg can be added to make a batter which can be fried in bacon fat like drop scones.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



These were good but a little doughy. I chose this recipe because it was different from the "drop" type boxty recipes out there. This is more like what I'm used to at a favorite Irish pub - nice and big, so I can put creamed chicken over or Irish stew. Thanks for posting! Made for Culinary Quest 2015 by a Toasted Tourist.

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(9 Sep 2015)