Potato lovers rejoice! If you’ve never tasted an Irish Boxty, you are in for a treat.
When I visited Dublin a few years ago, I saw these on the pub and restaurant menus, and couldn’t believe how expensive they were, given that this is one of the tastiest and least expensive meals you can make at home. I bet there will be no complaints from anyone, even the pickiest of your family members!
So what exactly is a boxty? It’s a potato pancake made from mashed potatoes and grated raw potato, so it’s a combination of a potato scone and a hash brown/latke type pancake…what’s not to love? Serve these in the morning with eggs and bacon for a lovely breakfast or brunch, or add a salad for lunch. The contemporary way of serving them includes using them as one would a tortilla or flatbread, and making a “wrap” type entree. My favorite way to eat them is as part of a British breakfast.
You can add this to your list of Irish foods to make when St. Patrick’s day arrives!
1 cup (8 oz) mashed potatoes, boiled in salted water (I prefer Idaho© potatoes)
1 1/2 cups (8 oz) grated, raw potato
Continue to add a little butter and fry the boxy until all the batter is finished.