“Boxty potato pancakes are a traditional Irish recipe and they come with a great little rhyme that we were taught growing up: ‘Boxty on the griddle, boxty on the pan, if you can’t bake boxty, sure you’ll never get a man’. The traditional recipe varies from region to region, but they all use grated raw potato. This is the version that my family makes and they are great with a full Irish breakfast.” Donal Skehan
For the boxty:
250g mashed potato
250g peeled, grated, raw rooster potato
250g plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
6 spring onions, finely sliced (optional)
100g Irish cheddar cheese, grated (optional)
sea salt and ground black pepper
Butter, to fry
- For the boxty, put the mashed potato, raw grated potato, flour, baking soda and spring onions in a large mixing bowl and mix until evenly combined. Add the milk, little by little, until you have a wet, dropping consistency. Season to taste with sea salt and ground black pepper.
- Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat with a little butter. When the butter begins to foam, spoon heaped tablespoon measurements of the mixture into the frying pan and fry for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown. Once you turn them add a little grated cheese and allow to melt for an extra indulgent pancake.
- Remove from the pan and place on a plate lined with kitchen paper. Repeat with the remaining mixture. Keep warm in a low oven. Serve with bacon and eggs for a hearty Irish style breakfast.
Per Serving 416kcals, 7.5g fat (4.4g saturated), 74.9g carbs (5.4g sugars), 12g protein, 5g fibre, 0.49g sodium