- Potatoes 250g raw, peeled
- Potatoes 250g boiled and mashed
- Whole Milk 125ml
- Flour 250g plain
- Baking powder 1 tsp • 156 kcal
- salt to taste
- Melted butter to taste
This traditional Irish dish is made with mashed and grated potatoes, flour, and butter, then cooked on a griddle on the stovetop. This recipe makes potatoes go a long way, and is surprisingly tasty and filling so it is great if you’re on a tight budget.
Grate the raw potatoes on a box grater, then transfer them to a clean tea towel.
Close the tea towel and twist it as hard as you can over a bowl or the sink to release the liquid from the potatoes.
Discard the liquid from the potatoes, and mix the raw potatoes with the mashed potatoes.
Sift the dry ingredients and then add them to the potatoes, stirring constantly.
Add the melted butter and mix in.
Add a little milk if the dough is too stiff so that you have a dough that isn’t too sticky or too dry.
Knead the dough lightly on a floured surface.
Divide the dough into four balls and flatten them out into circles
Make a light cross-shaped incision on the top of each boxty, but don’t cut all the way through.
Heat a splash of vegetable oil on a grill, skillet, or in a heavy griddle pan. Cook the boxty for around five minutes or until the bottom is golden brown. Flip, and cook on the other side until golden and cooked through.