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BoxtyHappy St. Patricks Day

Happy Healthy Holidays!

Boxty, also known as potato griddle cakes are healthy, filling and go great with tart apple sauce. Fat is kept down in this recipe by use of skim or 2 percent milk.

Serving of Boxty

Recipe Ingredients

1/2 pound raw potato
1/2 pound mashed potato
1/2 pound plain flour
Skim or 2 percent milk
1 egg
Salt and pepper

Recipe Directions

Grate raw potatoes and mix with the cooked mashed potatoes.

Add salt, pepper and flour.

Beat egg and add to mixture with just enough milk to make a batter that will drop from a spoon.

Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a hot griddle or frying pan.

Cook over a moderate heat for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.

Serve with a tart apple sauce, or as part of an Ulster Fry.

Did You Know?

Boxty is a traditional potato dish, celebrated in a rhyme: "Boxty on the griddle, boxty in the pan, If you can't make boxty, you'll never get your man!"

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 6 to 8 servings Potato Griddle Cakes.

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St. Patrick's Day Lore


Traditionally, Boxty are a mixture of grated raw potatoes, leftover mashed potatoes, baking powder, and sweet milk. Today, they are often flavored with onions and/or garlic. Throughout their often difficult history, impoverished Irish people have relied heavily on the potato for subsistence. Potatoes contain plentiful carbohydrates and some protein, calcium, and niacin. They are easy to grow and store.

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