Traditional Irish Boxty
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp Kosher or sea salt
- 1 cup mashed potatoes, boiled in salted water (preferably Idaho potatoes)
- 1 1/2 cups grated, peeled raw potato
- 1 cup buttermilk (or more if needed)
- butter for the pan
- In a small bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt with a whisk to prevent lumpy mixture. Set mix aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed potatoes with the grated raw potato, then add the flour and mix well.
- Slowly add the buttermilk and stir gently (do not over mix).
- The mixture should be like a very firm, thick batter; almost like a dough, so add more buttermilk if needed.
- Heat a nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat, and add 1 tablespoon of butter, just before scooping out some of the boxty batter onto the pan.
- Flatten and shape into a nice, round pancake shape and fry until golden brown on the bottom.
- Turn and continue to cook until golden brown on top too, turning the heat down if they are browning too quickly (remember there are raw potatoes which need to cook).
- Continue to add a little butter and fry the boxty until all the batter is finished. Serve hot.