Boxty pancake

Boxty is a name given to three different types of Irish potato dishes. The batter in this recipe is similar to that of American pancakes, with the potato adding a savoury element.

Recipe for 1,2 kilo 

Boxty pancake

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potatoes, floury






baking soda







Preparation method

  • Cook 300g of the potatoes in the peels in water seasoned with salt.
  • Peel the potatoes while they are still warm.
  • Make a dry purée of the potatoes while they are still warm.
  • Peel the remaining 300g of potatoes and grate them with a coarse grater.
  • Blend the grated potatoes, flour, baking soda, and the salt with the dry purée.
  • Stir the buttermilk through the potato mixture to create a smooth batter.
  • Melt a little butter in a frying pan on medium heat until it stops sizzling and starts to brown a little.
  • Spoon the batter into the pan and fry the pancakes on both sides until a lovely golden brown.

Serving suggestions

  • Serve with salted butter, crispy bacon, or honey.
  • Serve with flavoured butter, such as lemon or anchovy butter.

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