Travel With Food And Femina: Boxty from Ireland

by | September 14, 2021, 11:54 IST


Prep10 mins
Cooking10 mins
Category Snacks

You would probably see them on the menus of high-end restaurants in Ireland, but we’re betting you could bring a bit of the Emerald Isle home with these easy-to-make treats.

Yes, we know you’ve probably made roesti from Switzerland, and, yes, we love it too. We just thought you’d like to try something a little different. Boxty, or Irish pancakes, use both grated and mashed potatoes. We did say this was a treat! Also known as poundies and potato bread, their popularity has risen with a renewed interest in Irish cuisine. 

While were on the subject of potatoes and yummy dishes from around the world, what comes to mind? Roesti, of course, from Switzerland. Gamja Jeon are Korean-style potato pancakes, the very fun Hasselback potatoes  are from Stockholm, while potato latkes come from Eastern Europe. On the menu is also a shredded potato stir fry from Beijing, China, and, if you want to give yourself an unusual sweet treat, dip ruffled potato crisp into chocolate - like they do it in America. 


1½ cups grated raw potato
1 cup flour
1 cup mashed potatoes
1 egg
1 tbsp skim milk
Salt and pepper, to taste
¼ cup olive or canola oil


  1. Toss the grated potatoes with the flour in a large bowl. Stir in the mashed potatoes and mix until well combined.
  2.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg and the skim milk. Mix into the potatoes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over a medium-high flame. Drop patties of the potato mixture (about two inches in diameter) into the oil, and fry about three to four minutes on both sides, until golden brown. Drain and serve warm.

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Bring joy to your table with easy recipes from across the planet. Even if we must stay at home, these dishes will bring the world to your plate and help keep our families nourished, warm, cool, or, in the case of our fabulous desserts, just happy! Stay tuned to our Stay Home And Travel With Food And Femina series. 

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