– 2 cups of grated, raw potatoes
– 1 cup of mashed potatoes
– 1 cup of all-purpose flour
– 2 cups of buttermilk
– 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
– Salt and pepper to taste
– Butter or oil for frying
1. Start by wringing out as much moisture as you can from the grated potatoes. You can do this by placing them in a clean tea towel and squeezing tightly. The drier the potatoes, the crisper your Boxty will turn out.
2. In a large bowl, mix the grated potatoes with the mashed potatoes. Add in the salt and pepper.
3. Sift the flour and baking powder together and then stir this into the potato mixture.
4. Gradually add the buttermilk to your potato mixture until you have a thick, but pourable batter.
5. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add a knob of butter or a drizzle of oil.
6. Pour in a ladleful of batter for each pancake and flatten it out with the back of your ladle to about a 1/4 inch thick.
7. Cook each Boxty for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until they are beautifully golden brown.
8. Serve warm with your desired accompaniments.
Variations & Tips:
– If you have little ones who might turn their noses up at the idea of traditional Boxty, try adding a handful of cheddar cheese to the batter to make it more kid-friendly.
– For those busy nights, you could make the batter in advance and simply cook up your Boxty when everyone’s ready to eat.
– Experiment with the thickness of your Boxty to find what your family loves best – some prefer them thin and crispy like a crepe, others love them thick and hearty.
– And remember, the key to a good Boxty is in the potato prep – getting the grated potatoes as dry as possible will give you that perfect texture every time.
– Try adding some fresh herbs like chives or parsley to the batter for an extra pop of flavor.
Gather the family, and let the heartwarming aroma of Boxty fill your kitchen. It’s more than just a meal; it’s a slice of tradition that brings everyone together. Enjoy!