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I came across this too I love potato pancakes, I eat mine with apple sauce, however I read further down where someone wanted to try them the syrup, go for it they are delicious with maple syrup, or blueberry, blackberry, even apricot, I love making mine with fried onions. And if you don't know the Boxty, you can catch up! Just add a squeeze of lemon to the normal milk and it’s a good substitution for buttermilk! What is your most “normal” flour that isn’t cake or self-raising? I come from the county where boxtie originated & as kids we’d sneak downstairs in the middle of the night to make pans of boxtie :), That’s so cool that you did that, Chris! Thanks, Kimberly! Boxty is a thick, hearty potato pancake. I don’t make them often enough; a really wonderful meal. Hi Christina…Sorry…crossed lines…I was just a little surprised that Shaun hadn’t heard of boxty whilst in Ireland….I realise it is more prominent in certain parts of Ireland…I wasn’t having a pop at anyone…keep the good recipes going..thanks..Emmel. Boxty In The Oven. I will try it with self-raising flour. Irish Boxty with Smoked Salmon makes … I checked out your English breakfast page, fantastic! Delicious and they really fill you up. The filling is FANTASTIC! She would finely grate them into a fine mush add salt, a teaspoon of baking powder and a cup of flour. Do you understand where the 9 oz comes in now? If possible, use a scale, they are much more accurate and very inexpensive. Hope this helps! :). I love the sound of these! But, it’s far beyond your average hash-browny-ness. I think I’d like the fried onion option! https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/boxty-51146010 I had no trouble with the potato pancake. Directions. Place grated potato in a colander to drain; squeeze to remove excess liquid. CC. :D, Pardon my ignorance!!! Turn and continue to cook until golden brown on top too, turning the heat down if they are browning too quickly (remember there is raw potatoes which need to cook). Thanks for letting me know! They were cooked about 4 minutes on each side and were nicely browned. Boxty are very versatile and can be served so many different savory ways. Thank you for your compliments! Boxty is basically a potato pancake, but think of it as a crepe-like potato pancake or a potato-based tortilla or sandwich wrap. And so I adapted my boxty recipe slightly to create a thinner boxty batter. Transfer the grated potato to a mixing bowl, add the cold mashed potato … You can’t yell at your kids if they do the same, now :), […] KNOW? Somehow this came across this newsfeed, but I love the idea! Serving them as a wrap may be good too. I realize that name doesn’t sound very […]. Serve hot. The basic recipe uses potatoes, all-purpose flour, milk, salt and butter. Yet another potato treat to enjoy!! Squeeze excess moisture from the grated potatoes and mix in. When she heard about this roundup, she immediately felt that Traditional Irish Boxty would be the ideal dish for the same. I would love to give them a ry as they ok very appetizing ! How to Serve Traditional Irish Boxty . (Also, many people have told me they try to leave 5 star reviews but are only able to leave a 4 star rating.). Yes, that is a bit surprising. These look wonderful, and just the kind of thing that makes for a nice comforting evening supper! ~ David, Absolutely, David~perfect for any meal! When grating the potatoes, they will begin to leach liquid, you need to throw out the liquid but you need not squeeze out the liquid as you would with a potato rosti. She only made Boxty using Queens- 6 t0 8 depending on size. I hate when recipes go awry. Enjoy! After reviewing other recipes, I know why….this recipe calls for way too much flour. I always look forward to seeing your next post…Blessings Dottie :), Hi Dottie, I wouldn’t eat them with maple syrup because they are savory, not sweet. This is something new that I learn today :D, I can clearly see the comforting factors in your double-potatoes cakes… I would rather to have these potatoes cakes rather than the personalized license plates :p, Hahaha! No need to rinse and dry the potato, so that much quicker and easier, too. The texture looks divine — crispy on the outside and ever so fluffy inside. :). What I find amazing is […]. I had them with a creamy chicken/bacon/mushroom/cheese topping and it was wonderful. Appropriate for ANY day, wearin’ the green or not. When she isn't in the kitchen, she loves to travel, near and far, as long as good food is involved. […] Potatoe pancakes made with buttermilk are a great addition to any meal on St. Patrick’s Day. You’re a woman after my own heart! Then using a ladle this was poured into to a frying pan with butter about 1\2″ thick and cooked on both sides for approx 3- 4 minutes. :). I bet boxty were invented to use up leftovers! Now, the boxty we’ve had in the US is more like a thin potato pancake or crêpe, often wrapped around some item and covered in a sauce of some sort. Let stand for 20 minutes. :), […] love blini with caviar, so I decided to make my own version with a twist: remember my Irish Boxty recipe? I made 3 rather large (10” diameter roughly) Boxtys and had some leftover batter for probably a 4th large one. Don’t think there’s a difference in flavor, but I seem to recall that was what happened when I put some batter in the fridge. Your research is also erroneous. https://www.chowhound.com/recipes/boxty-irish-potato-pancake-28172 Hi Lara, no worries (there are too many comments to read all of them)! My question is the cooked mashed potatoes … Are they left over mashed with the butter and milk already in or just plain cooked boiled potatoes just mashed with no additions in? Suffice it to say, it doesn’t. We loved them, except we hated having to peel them after they were cooked. When you say 1 cup mashed potatoes, boiled in salt water is that just boiled potatoes that are mashed, or I cup of “leftover” mashed potatoes with everything that might be added to them? Gallagher’s Boxty House which is the standard in Dublin for boxty has a ratio almost exactly the same as this recipe. I have always wondered what a boxty was – now I know! I’m also wondering why you don’t just make another recipe, but feel the need to leave a one star review on my recipe which has so many 5 stars and not one that is less than 4? I do love them too, but then again, how can you ever go wrong with potatoes?! I’ve made these for a few years now and this year my family complained. ;). Yes, no reason to keep them for only once a year! Pat dry. I make Boxty using the recipe from my late mum in law who hails from Co Donegal. I think they are lovely looking, and I would probably like to try them for breakfast. If you ask me, something’s rotten in Denmark. We had this on it’s own, with sugar or you can have it with nearly anything you want. Enjoy. Boxty are very versatile and can be served so many different savory ways. In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed potatoes with the grated raw potato, then add the flour and mix well. When freshly made boxty is crispy on the … Well, I made miniature pancakes, topped them with a lovely dollop of creme fraiche (which you can […]. One was enough even for the greediest kid. I love the wrap concept because then you can fill the boxty with yummy stuff … Most of the other recipes call for 1/3cup or less to the same amount of potatoes, not 2 cups. I would like to try these :), I know, Medeja! Oh you must try them, Valentina! This recipe makes 4 boxty (potato pancakes) To Make Sweet Potato Boxty for Baby You Will Need. No worries about the comment with using less flour. This can be done … Thanks. Heat a nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat, and add a pat of butter, just before scooping out some of the boxy batter onto the pan. Hi Patti, sorry to hear that. Maybe try this recipe and see if you get good results? The recipe called for Yukon Golds and I think that is part of the gooey problem. Taste of Home is America's #1 cooking magazine. Brown the boxty on both sides flipping only once; Let cool on wax paper; Use in savory dishes as a replacement for tortillas or crepes. Thanks! Hi Anna! Then place the mixture in a 2-pint loaf tin or cast-iron casserole / dutch oven, lined with parchment paper, and bake at 200C for about an hour, until lightly golden on top and fairly firm to the touch. I have never filled the with anything as I love them in a British breakfast…you know, how you order the same thing you love at a restaurant? This Irish specialty consists of boxty, traditional potato pancakes, topped with crispy bacon, pan-fried lamb's liver, and wilted cabbage. What wonderful memories, Mary! They were what we would eat as a poor man’s meal, After they cooked, dry, on top of the stove we would then split them in half and slather them with homemade butter. This looks so good, Christina. My family has an Irish background. If you make small-sized ones like that in the pic, I’m sure you can squeeze out 8-10. Oh yeah, you must try them, Camilla! Boxty Loaf or Baked Boxty It consists in the same preparation as boiled boxty. Christina is on a mission to save authentic Italian dishes from extinction, and is constantly promoting Scottish (and British) food as some of the best cuisine the world has to offer—one steak pie and sticky toffee pudding at a time. Since I had spare buttermilk (and milk and cream), I did it again and it was wonderful again. I have to make them. I do love to taste the local fare wherever I travel. While potatoes are boiling, grate the other half of the potatoes with a large grater. .Longford..across to Mayo and Slog and up to Donegal ..can’t believe you had never heard of them growing up in Southern Ireland. Wilma, this is why I wish I could remove cups completely and only instruct people to use weight vs. volume. Season with salt and pepper. Pat dry. […] Conte Cuisine: Italian / Category: Bread, Cookies & Pastries Here’s an Irish Boxty recipe you can bookmark for next St. Patrick’s Day (March […], Yummy, I never had Boxty before but the look like the perfect way to make some leftover mashed potato go further:-). YUMMY, Those are so good, too!! Breakfast Boxty Quesadilla: Yield 1 quesadilla cut into 4 … Let me know how it goes! I’m so happy to have found this recipe. CC, I first tried to make these on St. Patrick’s Day earlier in the year; I had the heat too high and wound up burning the boxty (and setting off all three legally-mandated smoke alarms in the process). Self-rising flour already has the baking powder in it. Great minds think alike! Enjoy the boxty, and let me know how they stack up against the authentic version! My mom would purposefully make too many mashed potatoes using butter and milk so she could make potato pancakes with the leftovers! I recently made this. My Dad, an Irishman, used to make Potato Cakes for us kids for Sunday Nights tea (that’s all he could cook!). Boxty Mix: Wash and drain the raw potatoes at least twice to remove all starch. Transfer potatoes to a large bowl; … Gaelic boxty originated in the northwest counties … I can’t imagine 3 alarms going off! I had some trouble with the potato pancakes, but based on my past history of problems with actual pancakes, crepes, omelets, etc, that is probably just me. We don't like mushrooms, so I substituted a chopped up broccoli cauliflower mix. They are one of those things you kick yourself for not making because they’re so good! CC. This recipe made 9 five inch round boxties that were about 3/4 inch thick. Toss the grated potatoes with flour in a large bowl. I can just picture that scene and now I want Boxty!!! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Creamy Chicken Boxty Recipe photo by Taste of Home, Prep: 30 min. Thank you for always being there with healthy, good suggestions! Boxty is a traditional Irish potato dish which can […]. For this version, make the potato mixture exactly as per the recipe above. Yes, that’s the best option, then. This recipe was easy and delicious. I’m sure they’ll be great! Lucky you-most US kids never had this luxury! Here’s a great way to understand how boxty … Really happy you enjoyed them, I love them, too! I now toss in some fried onions too. Try and make them thin. Everything else was as posted. Boxty can also be made as thin or as thick as you prefer. But this recipe has worked very well and I have no complaints, Oh dear, that’s no fun! Should be perfect! Christina, I’ve never heard of these and they sound amazing! I need to try this! Enjoy your boxty testing, and keep me updated on what you discover :). Made these last night for the first time. :), awesome mouthwatering recipe..we do not use Buttermilk..is it ok to use normal cow milk?? Boxty is the perfect solution for leftover mashed potatoes and is sure to put a smile on any Irish person's face! This boxty recipe will give you the results you want. You have to try the boxty then, Kim! He would form them into cakes about 1″ thick. Mixing them altogether until you get the consistency like a batter mix. Wonderful idea and I love new ways to prepare new types of foods. So funny, I was doing some research thinking I would do a St Patrick’s day post and I settled on Boxty, I saved a recipe that I found on some Irish website and it’s pretty much identical to the one you posted and gave different options for fillings. Susan Maguire uses a small electric "spinner". As a loaf, it is often sliced, toasted, and served with meat. I’ll be honest I didn’t read all the comments, so apologies if you’ve covered this. About how many boxty does this make? Hope you try them! The combination of mashed and grated potatoes really yields such a great texture. We usually ate ours with pinto beans and pork chops. Basically, if I could have chosen my own […]. Yes, wraps would be good. Do I have to make all of the box day at once, or can I save some mix for the following night? You can omit the baking powder.The reason the baking powder is used alongside the buttermilk is they both react with each other to help them rise. Let’s just say a pound of marbles might fit into 3 cups, but a pound of feathers would require maybe 100 cups. I’ve had great boxty before, but couldn’t quite figure out what they used to puff them up a little bit…the other recipes seemed like they’d be gummy and flat without a magic little pop. Also, thank you for posting a recipe with baking powder! All I can do is give you my Granny's boxty recipe that I've been using with variations for the past 30 years in restaurants and wish you good luck. I’m confused as to where the 9 oz comes in. After a few months, I tried again, with the heat below medium; the result was just about perfect, golden brown and perfectly cooked. […]. :), Hi Christina, Wow, these are very interesting, and I have never had this before. Love the sheep, they are so cute…Interesting that you had baked beans with it. Take the recipe for Irish Boxty (Irish Potato Cakes). I loved the corned beef boxty I would get in my old town and decided to make it for company. Glad you’re still making them. I love Irish boxty! :), […] tasted the cuisine. Good for you! Sounds great but we don't do mushrooms and they appear to be a large part of the filling. The batter is pureed into a thin pancake-like batter. A good boxty recipe needs a bit of flexibility, the moisture levels in the potato define how much milk you need to add. Will have to try it. In the old days, the mixture was poured in the muslin "Boxty bag" , tied tightly then wrung out by hand and rolling pin until most of liquid was removed and contents had a crumbly , chalk-like texture. I live in South Africa, and we do not have all-purpose flour here; can I use self-raising flour or cake flour in this recipe; and if so, what would the measurements be? Enjoy! There is a HUGE difference, so let me explain as many people forget their science lessons from school years. :) Enjoy! The biggest difference between these two dishes comes through their flavor. Being from the US we of course as kids are ours with ketchup! Any Ideas of what we could substitute for the mushrooms? […] some right now, just typing that description. Hi Tanya, I’m almost positive you’d have an equivalent to all-purpose. What potatoes do you use ? Interesting that it uses buttermilk, and both grated and mashed potatoes. :), […] do it. Cover the raw potato with the milk. ;). I’ve never had boxty before, but what’s not to like? Thicker, more pancake like, boxty are great to serve as a hearty main dish with a variety of toppings or made smaller and used as a side dish. I eat a plateful right now! YAY! Tips: The second time we used a very fine grater for the raw and this made them smoother and cook better. A creamy chicken filling flavored with bacon and leeks, then wrapped in tender potato pancakes, this hearty recipe is light but also filling and fabulous. Boxty is one of those recipes that really improve overnight, so feel free to make ahead and then heat back up in the pan with a little margarine or oil. Just came across this post for “Boxty Potato Pancakes” . He created a suitcase filled with lapbooks on Ireland. Ladle boxty mix 4-6 oz at a time into the pan keeping the potatoes consistent and the boxty thin. I agree, YUMMY! This easy recipe … I can’t even…) I first read about them on Christina’s Cucina (a blog by a lovely Italian woman who grew up in Scotland. I want to make them for my daughter’s school St. Patrick’s Day party and infuse a little authentic Irish cuisine in with all that green stuff they’ll be eating . In a large bowl, combine the grated potato, milk, flour, mashed potato, salt and pepper. + standing Cook: 10 min./batch. The more liquid you are able to squeeze out of the potatoes the better the texture of the Boxty. My best friend said, do something interesting/different with potatoes & this looks like a winner. I think he was just giving a more in depth response. They are really good! In a … Dundee Cake (Scottish Cake with Almonds on Top), 8 oz (1 cup) mashed potatoes, boiled in salted water, 1 1/2 cups (8 oz) grated, raw potato (nothing fancy needed, just a, 8 oz (1 cup) buttermilk (or more if needed), 1 cup (8 oz) mashed potatoes, boiled in salted water (I prefer Idaho© potatoes). Boxty was..and still is made in the west and mid-west of Ireland…from Leitrim. She would just add a little flour to it and then fry it! This was excellent! Boxty, Breakfast, Brunch, Irish Boxty, Irish Food, Irish Recipes, Lunch, Potato Pancakes, Potato Scones, Potatoes, St. Patrick's Day, […] Boxty is a potato dish quite similar to the Fried Potato Farls, which were described above. Serve this gluten free dish for St. Patrick’s Day with savory toppings like green onions and crème fraîche. :) Delicious and very filling! It has a nice crisp to it, but this version is also very thin and flexible, almost like a tortilla. I do love them now!! Kind of like a mashup between an enchilada and perhaps a … I think your boxty look fabulous and sound so delicious. I actually also have this recipe on my site (potato croquettes) only my mother dipped them in breadcrumbs afterwards to give them a crispy coating. with butter, hot off the pan. Oh dear, I was responding on a different spot on my site, so I didn’t see that you were responding to Shaun! Place the raw and mashed potatoes in a large pot, add the flour and milk. Boxty Ingredients: • 1/2 lb Raw potato • 1/2 lb Mashed potato • 1/2 lb Plain flour • Milk • 1 Egg • Salt and pepper Directions: Grate raw potatoes and mix with the cooked mashed potatoes. On a visit to Ireland, I was taken to Gallagher‘s Boxty House in Dublin for a delightful meal! Trust the Irish to give it to us! Stir in mashed potatoes until combined. In the US, think of how biscuits and rolls are served alongside chicken and beef dishes. I have made these quite a few times, but never often enough because they are so GOOD! . Note we have never measure out any of the ingredients it’s becomes second nature after a while, Wow, I never thought about serving them with sugar, James! Scotch Eggs ~ Deep-Fried, Sausage-Covered Hard Boiled Eggs, Mincemeat Filling for Pies ~ Make it Now for Christmas Gifts in December. St. Brigid’s Day is February 1st. Method. CC. I’d completely forgotten about Boxty – had it when we were in Ireland years and years ago and absolutely loved it. :). This soft but slightly textured boxty highlights a tasty creamy chicken and mushroom sauce, zinging with decadent flavors of bacon and cheddar cheese. Love this. They were wonderful hot with the butter running down your chin! 1/2 cup grated potato (we used white) 1/2 cup sweet potato mash 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 egg, lightly beaten herbs or spices of your choice (optional) 2 tbsp olive oil Many nationalities share the same love for potatoes (mashed or not). Ham Steaks with Gruyere, Bacon & Mushrooms, How to Make the Best Rugelach Cookies for the Holidays, Do Not Sell My Personal Information – CA Residents, 3/4 cup mashed potato (made with fat-free milk), 1 medium leek (white portion only), chopped. Sift self-rising flour into a bowl; stir in milk. Hi JK, so sorry for the delay in responding as I’ve been traveling for 3 weeks. Thanks, this is going to be part of Sunday dinner with a roast chicken. . The liquid has to be removed from this mixture. I've never made Boxty before, it was very simple, easy and tasty! However, after kneading, the ball of dough is placed in a greased loaf tin and baked for about an hour. Slowly add the buttermilk and stir gently (do not over mix). It was amazing. The former is the correct method to make the boxty (just boiled, mashed potatoes), but to be honest, as long as your leftover mashed potatoes aren’t too soft, you could use those too. Christina, iI made these, but with a different recipe,. Thanks for sharing! I actually grew up in Scotland, so that might be why I hadn’t heard of them, Emmel. Regarding the mashed potatoes: I would hazard a guess that the Irish came up with this recipe in order to use up leftover mashed potatoes, so I honestly think either plain mashed potatoes or leftover with milk and butter would work (I’ve only made it with plain). You’re such a potato lover, these are right up your alley! In Canada, our one cup measure is 8 oz, therefore two cups of flour would be sixteen ounces. Heat milk and butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m sure you’ll have more than enough that way. They sound delicious and we are on the same wave length. Actually, I have no idea how many it makes because it truly depends on how thick you make them and how large or small in diameter. Set aside. Do you rinse the raw potato and dry it before cooking, or keep the starches intact? Loved them and plan to make them every St. Patty’s (even though my husband has asked for them more frequently). Yours look perfect! CC. Thank you for sharing this one….Your pictures are so beautiful, and your recipes are very different. My Dad used to make them with just Potato, butter, salt, Flour (only about 1/2 cup, they were mostly potato) and a little bit of Baking Powder. Peel the potatoes, … Place grated potato in a colander to drain; squeeze to remove excess liquid. consistency. […] Traditional Irish Boxty by Christina’s Cucina […]. The only problem is that the grated potato turns color, Barbara. Thanks for this recipe! Wonderful, Lia! Yes Gallaghers we went there in 05 and fell in love the boxtys, Use less flour & pour larger thinner pans; about 12” diameter & 1/4” thick. Ah, but enough of that; let’s make some boxty. Here’s a great way to understand how boxty can be served. ;), These are interesting pancakes. Christina, I love your posts and your recipes ….. Same thing here…when I first heard about these I was so intrigued! What are you waiting for? It’s been forever since I’ve had these and that needs to change. Before you start, put your oven on its lowest setting, ready to keep things warm. Baking soda and eggs can be added to the batter but Mary Ellen’s recipe is a basic one. Thanks for following along! Required fields are marked *. I’d recommend making 1.5 time the recipe and making it a little less thick so that you can make them a little thinner. Great idea! To celebrate this much loved saint from early Christian times, boxty … https://www.kudoskitchenbyrenee.com/irish-corned-beef-boxty CC, Your email address will not be published. (I’m assuming your making for about 30 children.) Thank you, Jolene! Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. So good… thanks for the recipe hope my tips can help too…these may be savoy but they work great as a subtle sweet. You're awesome for doing it! Once again, the Irish use potatoes to make tasty dishes! Just as an aside, Boxty cakes are a Northern Irish dish, I grew up in Southern Ireland and we didn’t eat them, in fact I never even heard of them till I moved back to England! In the US, think of how biscuits and rolls are served alongside chicken and beef dishes. But like you said between all the ingredients, what’s not to love. It’s a traditional Irish potato pancake. The Chew: Boxty (Irish Potato Pancakes) Mario Batali wrote an Irish poem about his pub-style dish called a Boxty. In a small saucepan, add the quartered potatoes, cauliflower and enough chicken stock to cover. My late mammie was from Roscommon and made pan sized boxty the same way as your mum-in-law. Add in 1/4 cup chicken stock. Boxty is a traditional Irish potato pancake made by combining raw grated potato and mashed potato into a pancake batter. […]. We have potato pancakes, ones are made with mashed potatoes and others made with raw potatoes, but nothing using both! I used this recipie and a corned beef recipe from this site as well as a cream mustard recipe from here. We kids would try and grab them up to try and makes sure they were good. Let me know! Continue to add a little butter and fry the boxy until all the batter is finished. The only thing, and I do not mean this as a criticism, is that I would like to try a boxty recipe with less flour, just to have a contrast and see what I like best. Sorry if I missed this somewhere in the post. […] January, Arjun presented Ireland. Hi Brian, that’s a lovely memory! Perfect. Every recipe I’ve found doesn’t have it. Other St. Patrick’s Day Appetizers. It did not use baking powder so they were very flat and gooey. Thanks so much!! Unfortunately, we only have cake flour, bread flour and self-raising flour. Wrap the grated potato in a clean tea towel and wring well to get rid of any excess liquid. :), These are an absolute delight!! That is what you’d want to use. If you truly don’t have it, use self raising and omit the baking powder. If you love potatoes, you’ll love boxty! I enjoyed chicken mushroom boxty at a local restaurant and hoped to make it myself.