Boxty with Liver and Bacon


This Irish specialty consists of traditional potato pancakes served with bacon, lamb's liver, and cabbage.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
26 mins
Total Time:
51 mins
6 servings


  • 1 cup self-rising flour

  • 5 tablespoons milk

  • 1 pound potatoes, peeled and coarsely grated

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs

  • 8 ounces lamb's liver, cut into thin strips

  • 8 slices bacon

  • 6 ounces shredded cabbage


  1. Sift self-rising flour into a bowl; stir in milk. Squeeze excess moisture from the grated potatoes and mix in. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Melt 1 1/2 teaspoon butter with 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Spread a quarter of the potato mixture in the skillet; cook until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Repeat 3 times with remaining butter, oil, and potato mixture. Stack potato pancakes on a plate and keep warm.

  3. Mix all-purpose flour, mixed herbs, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Roll liver strips in the flour mixture until evenly coated.

  4. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in the skillet. Cook and stir liver strips in the hot oil until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes.

  5. Cook bacon slices in the same skillet, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels.

  6. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add cabbage; cook until wilted, about 3 minutes. Drain.

  7. Serve warm potatoes pancakes topped with liver, bacon, and cabbage. Season with black pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

353 Calories
17g Fat
35g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 353
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 135mg 45%
Sodium 641mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 28mg 141%
Calcium 115mg 9%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 568mg 12%

* 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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