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Boxty - Irish Potato Cakes Recipe

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Most cultures have some version of potato cakes. Traditional Irish boxty potato cakes use both fresh potatoes and leftover mashed potatoes.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw, grated potatoes
  • 1 cup leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup (about) milk to mix
  • Butter or oil for frying
  • Sugar (optional)

Preparation:

Place the grated raw potatoes in a clean cloth and twist to remove excess moisture.

Whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder. Combine flour mixture into raw potatoes, mashed potatoes, and eggs. Add enough mix to make a batter.

Heat a heavy skillet over medium heat and add butter or oil. Drop potato batter by the tablespoon into the hot pan. Brown on both sides (about 4 minutes per side). Butter each boxty and serve hot with or without sugar.

Yield: about 4 servings

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