It’s a traditional Irish staple, and it is completely delicious and versatile too. If you don’t know how to make boxty, you’re missing out!
- 1kg floury potatoes
- 300ml buttermilk
- 150g plain flour
- Pinch of sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
- Splash of milk
- Butter, for frying and serving
1. Grate the potatoes into a mixing bowl.
2. Wrap the grated potato in a clean tea towel or some muslin and squeeze very well, removing as much liquid as possible.
3. Place the grated potato in a large mixing bowl and pour over the buttermilk.
4. Add the flour, sugar and salt.
5. Stir to combine into a thick batter.
6. In a jug, mix the bicarbonate of soda with a splash of milk.
7. Stir the mik into the potato mixture.
8. Melt a knob of butter in a heavy frying pan over a medium heat. Add some of the mixture and flatten into a ½cm-thick round.
9. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Keep warm in a low oven while you repeat with the remaining boxty.
Serve the boxty with butter, fried eggs and/or crispy bacon.
How to make boxty in the oven
- For boxty in the oven, make up the same batter as outlined above.
- Pour into a 900g loaf tin and bake at 200˚C/180˚C fan/gas mark 6 for one hour or until golden on top and firm to the touch.
- Allow to cool, then slice as desired and fry in a little butter.
Per small pancake 207kcals, 4.8g fat (2.2g saturated), 36g carbs, 3.5g sugars, 5.4g protein, 3.5g fibre, 0.408g sodium
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