Simple Irish Boxty Recipe

This traditional Irish recipe is a great way to use leftover mashed potatoes!

Cooking time:30 min

Servings: 4

This dish was extremely popular in Northwest Ireland prior to the great famine and is gaining popularity once again. It’s a great way to use leftover mashed potatoes! The Boxty could be pan fried, baked in a loaf, or boiled like a dumpling and modern versions may have different spices added to add an international flare!


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



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

2. Whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder.

3. Combine flour mixture into raw potatoes, mashed potatoes, and eggs.

4. Heat a heavy skillet over medium heat for shallow frying and add butter or oil.

5. Drop potato batter by the tablespoon into the hot pan.

6. Brown on both sides (about 4 minutes per side).

7. Butter each boxty and serve hot with clotted cream.



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