Boxty (irish Potato Griddle Cakes)

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by DeSouter

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.

Top Review by Raspberri_Skies

These were good!! I doubled the recipe except for the flour. When I weighed the 1 pound out it looked like an awful lot...I added about a 1/2 of a pound along with a small onion that I grated. The mashed potatoes I used were already mixed with butter, milk, salt and pepper. I fried these in a little oil in a frying pan and then put them in a warm oven on a cookie sheet to keep them warm as I made the rest. I would definitely make these again. They reminded me of the Polish potato Pierogi but with a lot less work! Thanks!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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