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Boxty Recipes – How to make traditional irish boxty

Boxty Recipes : How to make traditional irish boxty







What is Boxty Recipe

This traditional Irish recipe, which dates back to Ireland’s Great Hunger boxty, can be simply jazzed up or enjoyed plain.


Traditional Irish potato cakes, or boxty, are generally linked with Connacht and Ulster in the north midlands of Ireland. This delicious and simple potato type is particularly popular in Mayo, Sligo, Donegal, Fermanagh, Longford, Leitrim, and Cavan.



Boxty is claimed to have originated during the Irish Famine, when people needed to stretch their potatoes farther. There are several distinct recipes, but they all include finely grated raw potatoes that are fried.


The traditional recipe can be modified by boiling the patties like a dumpling or baking it like a loaf.


How to make Traditional Boxty Recipe

Traditional Irish boxty recipe the ingredients you need.




  1. 1 cup raw, grated potatoes
  2. 1 cup leftover mashed potatoes
  3. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  4. 2 tsp baking powder
  5. 2 tsp salt
  6. 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  7. 1/4 cup (about) milk to mix
  8. Butter or oil for frying
  9. Sugar (optional)

Method of making traditional irish boxty:

To remove excess moisture, place shredded raw potatoes in a clean cloth and twist.


Combine flour, salt, and baking powder in a mixing bowl.


Combine the flour, raw potatoes, leftover mashed potatoes, and eggs in a mixing bowl.


Pour in enough batter mix to produce a batter.


Add butter or oil to a heavy skillet and cook over medium heat.


Using a tablespoon, drop potato batter into the hot pan.


Both sides are brown (about 4 minutes per side).


Each boxty should be brushed with butter and served hot, with or without sugar.

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