Irish Boxty

You don't have to travel to Ireland to enjoy some of it's delicious food this St. Patrick's Day. Chef Brian Houlihan stopped by Tonia's Kitchen to share this treat: Irish Boxty, a traditional Irish Potato pancake that can be cooked in done in thirty minutes! As the old saying goes, "boxty on the griddle, boxty on the pan; if you can't make boxty, you'll never get a man." You can hear more by clicking below!

Irish Boxty


  • 1 1/2 cups grated raw potatoes
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon skim milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  1. Toss the grated potatoes with flour in a large bowl. Stir in mashed potatoes until combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg and skim milk; mix into the potatoes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drop in the potato mixture, forming patties about 2 inches in diameter. Fry on both sides until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.  Serve warm.

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