For the day that’s in it, (Maple Syrup Day), we decided to take this opportunity to share with you, the most delectable Irish recipe imaginable. Boxty.

If you have yet to try Boxty; we can tell you with absolute certainty, that your taste buds will host a celebratory party in your honour when you do.

So, what IS Boxty?

Boxty is a traditional Irish potato pancake. And yes! It is as good as it sounds.

So, without further ado, here is our Irish Boxty recipe!


500g of cold mashed potato

500g of grated RAW potato

3 cups of plain flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder (heaped)

A large knob of melted butter

Some salt & pepper

200 ml of milk (and some extra)

Some olive oil

How to make:

How to serve:

For the day that’s in it… we suggest you serve your Boxty topped with some bacon and maple syrup. But see below for some of our favourite alternative serving suggestions:

And for the calorie conscious, Boxty can be used as a pizza base alternative! Did you know this? It is a recipe known throughout ‘Slimming World’ and is used as a low calorie alternative to a dough pizza base. Simply fry a larger boxty pancake. Place on a baking tray and remove excess grease; BAKE in the oven until crispy. Top with tomato puree or passata along with your pizza toppings of choice. Finish with low calorie grated cheese, pop back in the oven until cooked to your liking and voila!

We hope you liked our real Irish Boxty recipe this Maple Syrup Day. Given that Ireland is paradise for the foodie’s of the world, we thought we better share!

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