Potato boxty

    30 min

    Serve as part of an Irish breakfast or as a potato side dish. A great use of leftover mash.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 225g (8 oz) potatoes, cooked in their skins
    • 225g (8 oz) grated raw potatoes
    • 350ml (12 fl oz) buttermilk
    • 200g (7 oz) flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • butter for frying

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Remove skins from cooked potatoes. Mash with buttermilk. Add grated raw potatoes, flour, bicarb, salt and pepper.
    2. Scoop onto hot, buttered frying pan to make cakes 7cm (3 in) in diameter. Pan fry until golden and crispy.

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    Can I ask why you would cook the potatoes in their skins and then remove them? Why not peel them first?  -  14 Mar 2011


    This was a simple recipe but was a little bland. If I try it again I will consider adding some finely minced onions to boost the flavor a bit.  -  31 Mar 2012


    yum - like a rosti but easier and tastier  -  03 Aug 2011