Irish Recipe for Boxty

Enjoy our great Boxty recipe: Boxty (or potato cake) is a traditional Irish pancake made with potato. The dish is mostly associated with the north midlands, north Connacht and southern Ulster, most popular in the counties of Cavan and Leitrim.

There are many variations on the Boxty recipes but all contain finely grated raw potatoes and all are cooked by frying. The most popular version of Boxty is made with finely grated raw potato, mashed potato with flour, baking soda, buttermilk and sometimes egg. The main difference between Boxty and similarly dishes is its smooth fine grained consistency.

Boxy celebrated in traditional Irish verse:

Boxty on the griddle, Boxty in the pan, If you can’t make boxty,

You’ll never get a man.

Some modern additions to the basic Boxty recipe include garlic and other spices to flavor the mixture. Delicious!

Boxty Ingredients

  • Potatoes, raw and grated
  • Potatoes mashed
  • Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Buttermilk
  • Eggs (optional)
  • Garlic and spices to taste (optional)
  • Preparation of Boxty Irish Potato Cake
  • Mix all the ingredients together and fry on a griddle for 3/4 minutes on each side for perfect Boxty potato cakes.

See the full list of traditonal Irish Recipes