The Boxty Pancake

At Ireland Walk Hike Bike we love local Irish food,  and as it’s the annual Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday known by most we thought you might not know that in Ireland we have our own very unique take on a pancake – the Boxty Pancake.

The Boxty – bacstaí or arán bocht tí in Irish meaning “poor-house bread” is an Irish traditional food that includes our favourite food group the humble Spud aka the Potato.

The recipe is very simple and incredibly easy to make!

What you need:

50g/2oz Plain Flour
3 Large Potatoes, peeled and grated – Kerr’s Pinks or Roosters; try Yukon Golds or Russets if you’re in the US or Canada
1 Egg, beaten
1 tablespoon of Milk
Salt & Pepper
Slieve 1/2 teaspoon of Bread Soda

Optional add ins
Smoked Salmon
Sour Cream
Poached Egg

And don’t forget Oil for frying

If you have some left over mashed potato you can also add this in to give more fluffy texture


If you want to learn more about the Boxty or other Irish delicacies then why not experience them on one of our tours – our guides have a huge knowledge of Irish cuisine and take you to some of the best restaurants on the Emerald Isle. Click here for a list of our 2020 guided holidays.