Boxty

Boxty created by Billy Green

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.

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directions

  • Line a large bowl with a piece of muslin or cheesecloth, or a clean linen towel.
  • Using the large holes of a box grater, grate the potatoes into the bowl.
  • Squeeze the cloth to extract as much of the starchy liquid as possible.
  • Discard the starchy liquid, return the potatoes to the bowl, and stir in the onion, eggs, salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
  • Add the flour and mix well.
  • In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat.
  • Drop the potato mixture, 1 tablespoonful at a time, into the skillet; do not crowd the pan.
  • Flatten each cake with a spatula and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned and crisp.
  • Transfer the cakes to a baking sheet and keep warm in a 200-degree oven.
  • Repeat until all the mixture is used, adding more butter as necessary.
  • Serve immediately.
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"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."
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  1. Poisonesse
    any idea what a serving size is? The recipe lists cakes, but not how many people the recipe will serve, and the nutritional data says the entire recipe makes one serving... 16 potato cakes for 54 calories? I think not. Anyone know?
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  2. Lindy D.
    Can these be frozen?
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