Boxty Recipe - Irish Potato Griddle Cakes

Boxty Recipe - Irish Potato Griddle Cakes

This is a guest post from Alden Smith, who is a freelance writer. He has been writing for over 50 years, and has won awards for his short stories.

Here he gives us a fun recipe to try for St. Patrick's Day.

How To Make Boxty

Being of the Irish persuasion, I offer this great recipe for Boxty. Boxty is a traditional Irish dish, and has been around for many a year. I especially like this dish with butter and a dollop of maple syrup for my breakfast.

Related: Fun Ideas for St. Patrick's Day

I do not have the usual "required" nutritional evaluation, but in my way of thinking, I can live without it to just have the pleasure of enjoying this fine old traditional side dish.

Boxty Recipe

8 Servings (Halve this recipe for smaller families)

Grate raw potatoes and mix with the cooked mashed potatoes. Add salt, pepper 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. Serve with a tart apple sauce: or as part of an Ulster Fry, with fried bacon, fried sausage, fried eggs, fried black pudding, fried bread, fried soda bread.

An old poem says: Boxty on the griddle, boxty in the pan, if you can't make boxty, you'll never get a man. (The accuracy of the poem is uncertain.)

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