Boxty Irish Potato Pancakes

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"Great way to use left over potatoes, they do take a little longer to cook but are worth the wait. revised from a recipe by "Dixiemockingbird" .Posting for St Patrick's day."

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (51 g)
  • Calories 78.2
  • Total Fat - 1.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 1.6 mg
  • Sodium - 289.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 14.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.9 g
  • Sugars - 0.5 g
  • Protein - 1.9 g
  • Calcium - 11.6 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Grate raw potato; remove as much moisture as possible by wrapping them in a kitchen towel and twisting to remove as much excess moisture as possible; place in a medium bow with the cooked mashed potato, set aside.

Step 2

In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and pepper.

Step 3

Add the beaten eggs to the potato mixture; stir to combine. Add the flour mixture all at once and mix well. Stir in enough of the milk to make a medium stiff batter, the batter should be a little thicker than regular pancake batter. You may not have to use all of the 1/2 cup of milk depending on the looseness of the mashed potatoes. Set the batter aside for 30 minutes to allow the flour to absorb; the batter will become thicker.

Step 4

Heat a large frypan over medium - low heat; add the oil. Drop 1/4 cupfuls of mixture into the heated pan; keep them separate. Cook for 8 or 9 minutes , flip and cook the other side 8 or 9 minutes until golden brown. Do not undercook, because of the raw potatoes they require all of the time suggested.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



We celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a delicious breakfast of these pancakes and Gerry's Old English Breakfast Sausage Patties. My lil guy thought it was so cool to be eating breakfast all the way from Ireland! With the addition of a little garlic and green onion mixed in these were great. Of course he dipped his with ketchup :)

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(18 Mar 2013)


Very good, I made these for a late breakfast for Saint Patrick's day, yummy served with a dollop of sour cream on top and some green onion, Happy Patty's Day!

review by:
(17 Mar 2013)


Believe it or not we had these for breakfast this morning with Bangers. What a great way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! I added in onions, just because we love them and they were so good.

review by:
(17 Mar 2013)