Recipe: Irish potato pancakes

Boxty is a traditional dish of Ireland

Boxty is a traditional Irish dish. (pixabay, 2020 KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – We’re all Irish for a day on St. Patrick’s Day! How about trying a new Irish recipe while you’re at home? Even the kids will love this.

Irish boxty is essentially potato pancakes. According to the website Good Food Ireland, it’s a mix between potato cakes and potato bread. What’s not to love?

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Check out the recipe below, shared by Jane McDaniel of the Irish Cultural Society of San Antonio. Sláinte!

Irish Boxty


• 8 ounces mashed potatoes

• 8 ounces grated raw potatoes

• 1 egg

• Pinch of salt

• 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

• 1 3/4 cups flour


Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Heat a frying pan with oil or butter in it.

Fill the frying pan with the boxty mixture to a thickness of 1/2 inch of mix. Cook the boxty for about 5 minutes on each side until golden brown.

Eat straight from the pan with butter, crispy bacon or pure Irish honey.


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About the Author

Diana Winters is a San Antonio-area native, Emmy award-winning and GLAAD-nominated journalist who loves the Alamo City. She is the executive producer of SA Live, creator of South Texas PRIDE and co-creator of Texas Eats.

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