Also, thank you for posting a recipe with baking powder! Trust the Irish to give it to us! Sorry if I missed this somewhere in the post. Yes, no reason to keep them for only once a year! Thanks, this is going to be part of Sunday dinner with a roast chicken. My late mammie was from Roscommon and made pan sized boxty the same way as your mum-in-law. My family has an Irish background. I made 3 rather large (10” diameter roughly) Boxtys and had some leftover batter for probably a 4th large one. .Longford..across to Mayo and Slog and up to Donegal ..can’t believe you had never heard of them growing up in Southern Ireland. Help spread the word. You can omit the baking powder.The reason the baking powder is used alongside the buttermilk is they both react with each other to help them rise. Then place the mixture in a 2-pint loaf tin or cast-iron casserole / dutch oven, lined with parchment paper, and bake at 200C for about an hour, until lightly golden on top and fairly firm to the touch. Being from the US we of course as kids are ours with ketchup! consistency. ;). If you ask me, something’s rotten in Denmark. In the US, think of how biscuits and rolls are served alongside chicken and beef dishes. Will have to try it. It was amazing. Hope you try them! Don’t think there’s a difference in flavor, but I seem to recall that was what happened when I put some batter in the fridge. :), […] do it. Hi Tanya, I’m almost positive you’d have an equivalent to all-purpose. I had no trouble with the potato pancake. […] Potatoe pancakes made with buttermilk are a great addition to any meal on St. Patrick’s Day. Just as an aside, Boxty cakes are a Northern Irish dish, I grew up in Southern Ireland and we didn’t eat them, in fact I never even heard of them till I moved back to England! It’s a traditional Irish potato pancake. Every recipe I’ve found doesn’t have it. Really happy you enjoyed them, I love them, too! Boxty is a thick, hearty potato pancake. But this recipe has worked very well and I have no complaints, Oh dear, that’s no fun! Hi Anna! CC, I first tried to make these on St. Patrick’s Day earlier in the year; I had the heat too high and wound up burning the boxty (and setting off all three legally-mandated smoke alarms in the process). I think he was just giving a more in depth response. I had some trouble with the potato pancakes, but based on my past history of problems with actual pancakes, crepes, omelets, etc, that is probably just me. The thinner boxty are made like crepes and can be rolled around a variety of fillings. I have never heard of Irish Boxty! Your research is also erroneous. He created a suitcase filled with lapbooks on Ireland. I live in South Africa, and we do not have all-purpose flour here; can I use self-raising flour or cake flour in this recipe; and if so, what would the measurements be? Gallagher’s Boxty House which is the standard in Dublin for boxty has a ratio almost exactly the same as this recipe. You can keep the Boxty warm in a 200° F oven for 30 minutes or so before serving. When you say 1 cup mashed potatoes, boiled in salt water is that just boiled potatoes that are mashed, or I cup of “leftover” mashed potatoes with everything that might be added to them? Do you rinse the raw potato and dry it before cooking, or keep the starches intact? Christina is on a mission to save authentic Italian dishes from extinction, and is constantly promoting Scottish (and British) food as some of the best cuisine the world has to offer—one steak pie and sticky toffee pudding at a time. Sift self-rising flour into a bowl; stir in milk. :), […] love blini with caviar, so I decided to make my own version with a twist: remember my Irish Boxty recipe? My Mom’s side of the family is Irish so I always love seeing amazing recipes like this. Same thing here…when I first heard about these I was so intrigued! with butter, hot off the pan. I can’t even…) I first read about them on Christina’s Cucina (a blog by a lovely Italian woman who grew up in Scotland. :). Season with salt and pepper. Required fields are marked *. I agree, YUMMY! Thanks for stopping by! CC. I need to try this! Boxty on the Griddle is a traditional Irish potato pancake that is fried in butter in a skillet. Thank you for always being there with healthy, good suggestions! I have always wondered what a boxty was – now I know! :D, Pardon my ignorance!!! What wonderful memories, Mary! This soft but slightly textured boxty highlights a tasty creamy chicken and mushroom sauce, zinging with decadent flavors of bacon and cheddar cheese. I think your boxty look fabulous and sound so delicious. We usually ate ours with pinto beans and pork chops. I can’t imagine 3 alarms going off! https://www.kudoskitchenbyrenee.com/irish-corned-beef-boxty Just came across this post for “Boxty Potato Pancakes” . What is a Boxty? In a large bowl, combine the grated potato, milk, flour, mashed potato, salt and pepper. CC. This can be done … Great idea! Sounds great but we don't do mushrooms and they appear to be a large part of the filling. Tbh, this is the only recipe I’ve ever used and I really like it, so I have never chanced using a different one in case they don’t turn out as well. https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/boxty-51146010 Wrap the grated potato in a clean tea towel and wring well to get rid of any excess liquid. Maybe try this recipe and see if you get good results? Scotch Eggs ~ Deep-Fried, Sausage-Covered Hard Boiled Eggs, Mincemeat Filling for Pies ~ Make it Now for Christmas Gifts in December. And if you don't know the Boxty, you can catch up! Add in 1/4 cup chicken stock. I find it strange that you’ve made the same recipe year after year with no review on using my recipe, and all of a sudden your family complains and you come here to leave a bad review? Yes, that’s the best option, then. They look scrumptious! Pat dry. I think I’d like the fried onion option! The only thing, and I do not mean this as a criticism, is that I would like to try a boxty recipe with less flour, just to have a contrast and see what I like best. I can just picture that scene and now I want Boxty!!! About how many boxty does this make? They were cooked about 4 minutes on each side and were nicely browned. I’ve never had boxty before, but what’s not to like? There is a HUGE difference, so let me explain as many people forget their science lessons from school years. Your email address will not be published. Boxty can also be made as thin or as thick as you prefer. You're awesome for doing it! After they cooked, dry, on top of the stove we would then split them in half and slather them with homemade butter. She would finely grate them into a fine mush add salt, a teaspoon of baking powder and a cup of flour. You’re such a potato lover, these are right up your alley! We don't like mushrooms, so I substituted a chopped up broccoli cauliflower mix. Peel the potatoes, … Well, I made miniature pancakes, topped them with a lovely dollop of creme fraiche (which you can […]. Hope this helps! I would like to try these :), I know, Medeja! My Dad used to make them with just Potato, butter, salt, Flour (only about 1/2 cup, they were mostly potato) and a little bit of Baking Powder. I checked out your English breakfast page, fantastic! Boxty In The Oven. Transfer the grated potato to a mixing bowl, add the cold mashed potato … They were wonderful hot with the butter running down your chin! This Irish specialty consists of boxty, traditional potato pancakes, topped with crispy bacon, pan-fried lamb's liver, and wilted cabbage. But, it’s far beyond your average hash-browny-ness. What is your most “normal” flour that isn’t cake or self-raising? I used this recipie and a corned beef recipe from this site as well as a cream mustard recipe from here. In a large bowl, combine the grated potato, milk, flour, mashed potato, salt and pepper. Thanks for following along! Method. I’m confused as to where the 9 oz comes in. YAY! We kids would try and grab them up to try and makes sure they were good. I eat a plateful right now! If you truly don’t have it, use self raising and omit the baking powder. Boxty is the perfect solution for leftover mashed potatoes and is sure to put a smile on any Irish person's face! They sound delicious and we are on the same wave length. No need to rinse and dry the potato, so that much quicker and easier, too. Boxty is a traditional Irish potato dish which can […]. Slowly add the buttermilk and stir gently (do not over mix). Serve hot. Thank you for your compliments! A good boxty recipe needs a bit of flexibility, the moisture levels in the potato define how much milk you need to add. The recipe called for Yukon Golds and I think that is part of the gooey problem. Boxty, in this case, is salty while, the Fried Potato Farls, are sweeter. That is what you’d want to use. While potatoes are boiling, grate the other half of the potatoes with a large grater. The only problem is that the grated potato turns color, Barbara. Hi Patti, sorry to hear that. The former is the correct method to make the boxty (just boiled, mashed potatoes), but to be honest, as long as your leftover mashed potatoes aren’t too soft, you could use those too. Let’s just say a pound of marbles might fit into 3 cups, but a pound of feathers would require maybe 100 cups. Everything else was as posted. When she isn't in the kitchen, she loves to travel, near and far, as long as good food is involved. Awesome, Kim! Mixing them altogether until you get the consistency like a batter mix. Thanks for letting me know! In the old days, the mixture was poured in the muslin "Boxty bag" , tied tightly then wrung out by hand and rolling pin until most of liquid was removed and contents had a crumbly , chalk-like texture. Susan Maguire uses a small electric "spinner". Transfer potatoes to a large bowl; … —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Creamy Chicken Boxty Recipe photo by Taste of Home, Prep: 30 min. Stir in mashed potatoes until combined. After reviewing other recipes, I know why….this recipe calls for way too much flour. I’ve made these for a few years now and this year my family complained. My question is the cooked mashed potatoes … Are they left over mashed with the butter and milk already in or just plain cooked boiled potatoes just mashed with no additions in? — Christina’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide — (Focus on Small Businesses) & an iSi Gourmet Whip Giveaway! If you make small-sized ones like that in the pic, I’m sure you can squeeze out 8-10. I’d completely forgotten about Boxty – had it when we were in Ireland years and years ago and absolutely loved it. Heat a heavy skillet over medium heat and add butter or oil to form a Oh you must try them, Valentina! So funny, I was doing some research thinking I would do a St Patrick’s day post and I settled on Boxty, I saved a recipe that I found on some Irish website and it’s pretty much identical to the one you posted and gave different options for fillings. Commentdocument.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "a6d746fd18afc6320713421481de7f23" );document.getElementById("f5fc5b69bd").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); A Scottish Italian cook living in Los Angeles, Christina is usually cooking, baking or (cr)eating something scrumptious. Ladle boxty mix 4-6 oz at a time into the pan keeping the potatoes consistent and the boxty thin. Unfortunately, we only have cake flour, bread flour and self-raising flour. Squeeze excess moisture from the grated potatoes and mix in. 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[…] Conte Cuisine: Italian / Category: Bread, Cookies & Pastries Here’s an Irish Boxty recipe you can bookmark for next St. Patrick’s Day (March […], Yummy, I never had Boxty before but the look like the perfect way to make some leftover mashed potato go further:-). Boxty are very versatile and can be served so many different savory ways. Gaelic boxty originated in the northwest counties … Thanks. :) Enjoy! We loved them, except we hated having to peel them after they were cooked. Let stand for 20 minutes. I've never made Boxty before, it was very simple, easy and tasty! This easy recipe … (Also, many people have told me they try to leave 5 star reviews but are only able to leave a 4 star rating.). My Dad, an Irishman, used to make Potato Cakes for us kids for Sunday Nights tea (that’s all he could cook!). This recipe was easy and delicious. Christina, iI made these, but with a different recipe,. I don’t make them often enough; a really wonderful meal. They are really good! This is something new that I learn today :D, I can clearly see the comforting factors in your double-potatoes cakes… I would rather to have these potatoes cakes rather than the personalized license plates :p, Hahaha! I honestly don’t think the Golds were the problem as I think I’ve made these with Yukon Gold as well as Russets. Serving them as a wrap may be good too. Yes Gallaghers we went there in 05 and fell in love the boxtys, Use less flour & pour larger thinner pans; about 12” diameter & 1/4” thick. Do I have to make all of the box day at once, or can I save some mix for the following night? :). I’m sure you’ll have more than enough that way. Made these last night for the first time. Breakfast Boxty Quesadilla: Yield 1 quesadilla cut into 4 … Boxty is one of those recipes that really improve overnight, so feel free to make ahead and then heat back up in the pan with a little margarine or oil. He would form them into cakes about 1″ thick. It is made similarly to my Loaded Potato Pancakes (recipe found below). […]. I actually grew up in Scotland, so that might be why I hadn’t heard of them, Emmel. Thanks for this recipe! But like you said between all the ingredients, what’s not to love. My best friend said, do something interesting/different with potatoes & this looks like a winner. We have potato pancakes, ones are made with mashed potatoes and others made with raw potatoes, but nothing using both! Toss the grated potatoes with flour in a large bowl. The filling is FANTASTIC! That’s lovely, Laura! Kind of like a mashup between an enchilada and perhaps a … Basically, if I could have chosen my own […]. This recipe makes 4 boxty (potato pancakes) To Make Sweet Potato Boxty for Baby You Will Need. I always look forward to seeing your next post…Blessings Dottie :), Hi Dottie, I wouldn’t eat them with maple syrup because they are savory, not sweet. My mom would purposefully make too many mashed potatoes using butter and milk so she could make potato pancakes with the leftovers! :), Hi Christina, Wow, these are very interesting, and I have never had this before. If I told you to give me one pound of feathers or a pound of marbles, it would be the exact same weight, but you would NOT be able to deliver them to me in the same number of cups, right? :), […] tasted the cuisine. Enjoy the boxty, and let me know how they stack up against the authentic version! I bet boxty were invented to use up leftovers! ;), These are interesting pancakes. Oh yeah, you must try them, Camilla! The biggest difference between these two dishes comes through their flavor. Boxty was..and still is made in the west and mid-west of Ireland…from Leitrim. Heat a nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat, and add a pat of butter, just before scooping out some of the boxy batter onto the pan. I had them with a creamy chicken/bacon/mushroom/cheese topping and it was wonderful. Heat milk and butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Irish Boxty with Smoked Salmon makes … You can’t yell at your kids if they do the same, now :), […] KNOW? . It has a nice crisp to it, but this version is also very thin and flexible, almost like a tortilla. What I find amazing is […]. Now, the boxty we’ve had in the US is more like a thin potato pancake or crêpe, often wrapped around some item and covered in a sauce of some sort. :). Here’s a great way to understand how boxty can be served. Appropriate for ANY day, wearin’ the green or not. I’ll be honest I didn’t read all the comments, so apologies if you’ve covered this. One was enough even for the greediest kid. I do love them too, but then again, how can you ever go wrong with potatoes?! Thanks for sharing! The basic recipe uses potatoes, all-purpose flour, milk, salt and butter. I’m so happy to have found this recipe. You have to try the boxty then, Kim! He made boxty and barmbrack to shared it with his […], My mother would crack an egg into the left over mash potatoes, then add flour until you could form a patty in your hands and drop on down onto some hot grease and fry them, hopefully only turning them once. I make Boxty using the recipe from my late mum in law who hails from Co Donegal. Place grated potato in a colander to drain; squeeze to remove excess liquid. Many nationalities share the same love for potatoes (mashed or not). I love Irish boxty! I think they are lovely looking, and I would probably like to try them for breakfast. Just add a squeeze of lemon to the normal milk and it’s a good substitution for buttermilk! :) Delicious and very filling! Actually, I have no idea how many it makes because it truly depends on how thick you make them and how large or small in diameter. Tips: The second time we used a very fine grater for the raw and this made them smoother and cook better. Lucky you-most US kids never had this luxury! Great minds think alike! Christina, I’ve never heard of these and they sound amazing! I love the wrap concept because then you can fill the boxty with yummy stuff … Thanks, Kimberly! To celebrate this much loved saint from early Christian times, boxty … Thanks so much!! CC. Hi Christina…Sorry…crossed lines…I was just a little surprised that Shaun hadn’t heard of boxty whilst in Ireland….I realise it is more prominent in certain parts of Ireland…I wasn’t having a pop at anyone…keep the good recipes going..thanks..Emmel. Wonderful, Lia! They are one of those things you kick yourself for not making because they’re so good! And so I adapted my boxty recipe slightly to create a thinner boxty batter. Brown the boxty on both sides flipping only once; Let cool on wax paper; Use in savory dishes as a replacement for tortillas or crepes. Since I had spare buttermilk (and milk and cream), I did it again and it was wonderful again. As a loaf, it is often sliced, toasted, and served with meat. […]. (I’m assuming your making for about 30 children.) These look wonderful, and just the kind of thing that makes for a nice comforting evening supper! Regarding the mashed potatoes: I would hazard a guess that the Irish came up with this recipe in order to use up leftover mashed potatoes, so I honestly think either plain mashed potatoes or leftover with milk and butter would work (I’ve only made it with plain). Good for you! YUMMY, Those are so good, too!! No worries about the comment with using less flour. Enjoy! Most of the other recipes call for 1/3cup or less to the same amount of potatoes, not 2 cups. Taste of Home is America's #1 cooking magazine. Dundee Cake (Scottish Cake with Almonds on Top), 8 oz (1 cup) mashed potatoes, boiled in salted water, 1 1/2 cups (8 oz) grated, raw potato (nothing fancy needed, just a, 8 oz (1 cup) buttermilk (or more if needed), 1 cup (8 oz) mashed potatoes, boiled in salted water (I prefer Idaho© potatoes). Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Boxty are very versatile and can be served so many different savory ways. Thank you, Jolene! After a few months, I tried again, with the heat below medium; the result was just about perfect, golden brown and perfectly cooked. Boxty Loaf or Baked Boxty It consists in the same preparation as boiled boxty. All I can do is give you my Granny's boxty recipe that I've been using with variations for the past 30 years in restaurants and wish you good luck. I’d recommend making 1.5 time the recipe and making it a little less thick so that you can make them a little thinner. ;). In a small saucepan, add the quartered potatoes, cauliflower and enough chicken stock to cover. I have made these quite a few times, but never often enough because they are so GOOD! This was excellent! CC, Your email address will not be published. I’ve had great boxty before, but couldn’t quite figure out what they used to puff them up a little bit…the other recipes seemed like they’d be gummy and flat without a magic little pop. Here is the recipe for Traditional Irish Boxty. The more liquid you are able to squeeze out of the potatoes the better the texture of the Boxty. Continue to add a little butter and fry the boxy until all the batter is finished. In a … A creamy chicken filling flavored with bacon and leeks, then wrapped in tender potato pancakes, this hearty recipe is light but also filling and fabulous. Then using a ladle this was poured into to a frying pan with butter about 1\2″ thick and cooked on both sides for approx 3- 4 minutes. I have to make them. So good… thanks for the recipe hope my tips can help too…these may be savoy but they work great as a subtle sweet. For this version, make the potato mixture exactly as per the recipe above. I will try it with self-raising flour. . Yes, that is a bit surprising. Ah, but enough of that; let’s make some boxty. I do love to taste the local fare wherever I travel. What potatoes do you use ? Place the raw and mashed potatoes in a large pot, add the flour and milk. It did not use baking powder so they were very flat and gooey. Oh dear, I was responding on a different spot on my site, so I didn’t see that you were responding to Shaun! Thank you, YES! Glad you’re still making them. Boxty is basically a potato pancake, but think of it as a crepe-like potato pancake or a potato-based tortilla or sandwich wrap. She only made Boxty using Queens- 6 t0 8 depending on size. In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed potatoes with the grated raw potato, then add the flour and mix well. Try and make them thin. If you love potatoes, you’ll love boxty! My menu this year consists of the New York Times lamb stew and a simple recipe I found for boxty (potato pancakes) by Christina’s Cucina. 1/2 cup grated potato (we used white) 1/2 cup sweet potato mash 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 egg, lightly beaten herbs or spices of your choice (optional) 2 tbsp olive oil Christina, I love your posts and your recipes ….. I hate when recipes go awry. I’m sure they’ll be great! Yet another potato treat to enjoy!! The mixture should be like a very firm, thick batter; almost like a dough, so add more buttermilk if needed (I just used 1 cup/8 oz).