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
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
- Put grated potatoes, flour, bread soda, egg, milk salt and pepper into a bowl.
- Mix well, until all ingredients are blended together. Use as soon as mixture is mixed, do not allow to stand as the mixture can discolour.
- Heat a little oil on a frying pan, when hot drop spoonfuls of mixture onto pan and fry for about 3 to 4 minutes, then turn and repeat on the other side.
- Boxty should be golden brown when cooked and serve it hot with a poached egg and if you can get your hands on some Smoked Salmon and sour cream
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.