Irish Boxty


Boxty is a traditional Irish dish made of potatoes. An old Irish rhyme goes: "Boxty on the griddle, boxty on the pan; if you can't make boxty, you'll never get a man."

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 ½ cups grated raw potatoes

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup leftover mashed potatoes

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tablespoon skim milk

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup olive oil


  1. Toss grated potatoes with flour in a large bowl. Stir in mashed potatoes until combined.

  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg and milk; mix into the potatoes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drop in the potato mixture, forming patties about 2 inches in diameter. Fry on both sides until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

227 Calories
10g Fat
29g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 227
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 121mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 10mg 49%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 305mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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