Pan boxty

Boxty is a name given to three different types of Irish potato dishes. Pan boxty are pan-fried potato 'pillows’.

Makes 1kg.

Pan boxty

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floury potatoes



potato starch




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Preparation method

  • Rinse the potatoes in cold water.
  • Cook the potatoes in their skins until tender in water seasoned with salt.
  • Grate the potatoes over a bowl using a coarse grater.
  • Blend the grated potatoes with the potato starch and the flour.
  • Season to taste with salt.
  • Melt a little butter in a frying pan until it stops sizzling and starts to brown a little.
  • Portion a 2.5cm layer of the potato mixture in the pan.
  • Gently fry the boxty on one side until a lovely golden brown.
  • Carefully flip the boxty and fry until the same colour golden brown.

Serving suggestions

  • Serve with sour cream and finely chopped chives or spring onion.
  • As a component in a composition with salmon and egg.
  • As a component in a composition with mushrooms and whisky-cream sauce.

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