March 15, 2022

Irish Potato Boxty (Potato Pancakes) by Barry Horne

By Tom Gibson
Irish Potato Boxty (Potato Pancakes) by Barry Horne

This recipe is perfect for using up leftover mashed potatoes and great fried up with a breakfast on St. Patrick's day.

Ingredients (makes 8-10 pancakes)

500g leftover mashed potatoes

500g grated raw potato 

400g plain flour 

1tsp baking powder

400ml buttermilk

Salt and pepper to taste

50g butter for cooking


In a large bowl, add all the ingredients and mix thoroughly. Add a bit more flour if needed to form a thick batter.

Place a large non stick pan on a medium high heat and when hot add a small amount of butter, drop in small ladles of the batter into the pan to form small circles.

Cook on either side for 4-5 mins until golden and the raw potato has cooked through.

Serve alongside a classic irish breakfast of sausages, rashers of bacon, black and white pudding and eggs.