Boxty

Makes 8 servings

  • 1 cup shredded raw peeled potatoes
  • 1 cup mashed potatoesGalway point to point Ireland
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • black pepper
  • oil for frying

Place shredded potatoes on piece of cheesecloth or linen towel and squeeze out liquid. Scrape off potato starch and place it and grated potatoes in large mixing bowl. Add mashed potatoes.

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and add to potatoes. Add melted butter and milk. Season to taste with pepper. Mix well.

Turn dough out onto floured surface and knead lightly. Either pat or roll out to circle about 1/2 -inch thick. Using biscuit cutter, cut out 8 cakes. Heat oil in large skillet until medium-hot. Add cakes in batches and fry about 5 minutes or until golden on both sides.