Irish Boxty Potato Pancakes for an Easy and Cozy Breakfast

Irish Boxty Potato Pancakes for an Easy and Cozy Breakfast | 31Daily.com

Irish Boxty Potato Pancakes is an Emerald Isle staple and vies with champ and colcannon as a favorite potato dish. It’s often served for breakfast but a can make a tasty side any time of the day.

While known particularly throughout the midland and northern counties of Cavan, Tyrone, Fermanagh, and Derry, Boxty is found on tables throughout Ireland.

Easy to make, boxty is a potato pancake that is incredibly delicious and oh-so-cozy. If you close your eyes and imagine the green hills of Ireland, of iron skillets, and sizzling bacon, of freshly brewed coffee… and family and friends around the table. Boxty tastes just like that. All that we love about cozy mornings.

Irish Boxty Potato Pancakes for an Easy and Cozy Breakfast | 31Daily.com

Top with sliced scallions, crème fraîche, or even Irish honey if you can find it.

And if you’re wondering if sour cream can be substituted for crème fraîche… yes, it can.

What’s the difference between the two, you ask?

Two things. Sour cream is 20% fat while crème fraîche is 30% fat. Sour cream typically has additives to stabilize and thicken the cream while crème fraîche does not contain any added thickeners. Crème fraîche has a thicker texture, is more creamy than tangy.

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Irish Boxty Potato Pancakes for an Easy and Cozy Breakfast

Irish Boxty Potato Pancakes for an Easy and Cozy Breakfast | 31Daily.com

Irish Boxty Potato Pancakes is an Emerald Isle staple and vies with champ and colcannon as a favorite potato dish. It’s often served for breakfast but a can make a tasty side any time of the day.

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked potatoes, mashed
  • 1 cup shredded raw potatoes
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Grate the raw potatoes and add to the cooked and cooled mashed potatoes. Then add the flour and baking soda. Mix well and add enough buttermilk to make a stiff batter.

Heat a griddle over medium heat and add the butter. Once melted, drop tablespoons of the batter for small pancakes or spoonfuls (about 1/4 cup) to make large pancakes. Cook about 5 minutes per side or until crispy and golden brown.

Serve garnished with sliced scallions, crème fraîche, or even Irish honey, if you can find it.

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

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