5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Boxty is an Irish pancake that is still prepared and eaten for various holidays, such as the Feast of Brigid. It is native to the Celtic countries.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Irish, Vegetarian
Servings: 12 boxties
Author: Mike Benayoun
  • 1 cup raw potatoes (about ½ lb)
  • 1 cup cooked mashed potatoes (about ½ lb)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup milk , or buttermilk (more or less)
  • Unsalted butter (for frying)
  1. Grate the raw potatoes into a bowl.
  2. Place the grated raw potatoes in a cheesecloth and squeeze to remove excess moisture, catching the liquid in another bowl.

  3. This will separate into a clear liquid with the starch remaining at the bottom. Pour off the liquid and scrape out the starch. Mix with the grated raw potatoes and add the mashed potatoes.
  4. Sieve the dry ingredients and add to the potato mixture along with the melted butter. Add the milk and mix. Add enough milk to obtain a thick pancake batter.
  5. Ladle the batter on a hot pan or griddle with butter or oil. Fry for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  6. Serve hot with butter or sugar. You can also serve it with an Irish breakfast or a dollop of sour cream topped with chives.