Boxty (irish Potato Griddle Cakes)

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Total Time
15 mins
5 mins

An old poem about this fried bread says: Boxty on the griddle, boxty in the pan, if you can't make boxty, you'll never get a man. Serve with a tart apple sauce: or as part of an Ulster Fry, with fried bacon, fried sausage, fried eggs, fried black pudding, fried bread, fried soda bread. Best fried in baking drippings.

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  1. Grate raw potatoes and mix with the cooked mashed potatoes.
  2. Add salt, pepper and flour.
  3. Beat egg and add to mixture with just enough milk to make a batter that will drop from a spoon.
  4. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a hot griddle or frying pan.
  5. Cook over a moderate heat for 3-4 minutes on each side.