Chef Kate's Note:
Boxty is essentially potato cakes using both grated and mashed potatoes. The word comes from the Irish bac-stai, for the traditional cooking of potatoes on the hob (bac) over an open fire (stai.) Margaret Johnson ("The New Irish Table") gives this recipe for a boxty from a restaurant in Killarney, County Kerry, using only grated potatoes. She recommends serving it with bacon and cabbage or Irish stew.
My Private Note
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- 1Line a large bowl with a piece of muslin or cheesecloth, or a clean linen towel.
- 2Using the large holes of a box grater, grate the potatoes into the bowl.
- 3Squeeze the cloth to extract as much of the starchy liquid as possible.
- 4Discard the starchy liquid, return the potatoes to the bowl, and stir in the onion, eggs, salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
- 5Add the flour and mix well.
- 6In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat.
- 7Drop the potato mixture, 1 tablespoonful at a time, into the skillet; do not crowd the pan.
- 8Flatten each cake with a spatula and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned and crisp.
- 9Transfer the cakes to a baking sheet and keep warm in a 200-degree oven.
- 10Repeat until all the mixture is used, adding more butter as necessary.
- 11Serve immediately.
Nutritional Facts for Boxty
Serving Size: 1 (753 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 54.4
- Calories from Fat 19
- Total Fat 2.1 g
- Saturated Fat 1.1 g
- Cholesterol 30.2 mg
- Sodium 83.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 7.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
- Sugars 0.7 g
- Protein 1.5 g