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Boxty (Irish Potato Griddle Cakes)

Boxty (Irish Potato Griddle Cakes)
  • Prep: 10 minutes
  • Cook: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 4
  • Yield: About 12 pancakes
Enjoy these tasty potato pancakes and maybe a little luck of the Irish. Recipe by The Essential Irish Potato Recipe Collection. Adapted from Fantasy Ireland

Categorized: Side Dishes



  • 1/2 pound raw Idaho potatoes
  • 1/2 pound cooked mashed potatoes (You can use Instant or Dehydrated mash potatoes from Idahoan)
  • 1/2 pound plain Idaho flour
  • Idaho Milk (as needed, see directions)
  • 1 local egg
  • 1 medium Idaho onion, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper


  • Grate raw potatoes and mix with the cooked mashed potatoes. Add salt, pepper, onion and flour. Beat egg and add to mixture with just enough milk to make a batter that will drop from a spoon.

  • Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a hot griddle or frying pan. Cook over a moderate heat for 3-4 minutes on each side.