Irish Potato Boxty


This St. Patrick’s Day, why not start the festivities with some traditional Irish fare. The Boxty or ‘poor house bread’ is a potato pancake that is definitely worth a try. Enjoy with your favourite gluten free beer and it’s green skies ahead.



In a large bowl mix together…
1 lb yukon gold potatoes boiled, mashed (approx. 2 med. potatoes)
1 lb yukon gold potatoes raw, grated, drained (approx. 2 med. potatoes)**
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
2 leaves of kale de ribbed and thinly sliced
1/2 cup old white cheddar, grated
1/2 cup white or brown rice flour
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

**Toss grated potatoes with 1/4 tsp of salt and let drain over sieve for a few minutes before adding to mixture.

Once mixture is combined scoop a 1/4 cup of the mixture and form a patty about 1/2 inch thick.  Fry in canola oil in a pre-heated non-stick pan until golden brown on each side.

Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of green onion, or make a meal of it with your favourite sausages, sauteed kale and don’t forget the g-free beer!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


This poem is a little out of date, but fun none the less.

Boxty on the griddle,
And Boxty on the pan;
The wee one in the middle
Is for Mary Ann.

Boxty on the griddle,
boxty on the pan,
If you can’t bake boxty
sure you’ll never get a man.

Boxty on the griddle,
Boxty on the pan,
If you don’t eat boxty,
You’ll never get a man.

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