“Boxty” with oats

Hello Everyone 🙂

Today decided to write about another Irish recipe for St. Patrick’s day- Boxty.

Boxty comes up like one of the traditional meals in Ireland, usually prepared for breakfast. What is Boxty? This is a type of pancake made with grated potatoes – potato pancake 🙂
There are many variations of the recipe but the main ingredients are mashed potatoes (sometimes leftovers), grated potatoes, flour, buttermilk, and soda. The grated potatoes are giving interesting texture, and the soda gives some fluffiness. I almost made them with flour, but last-minute deiced to experiment with oats, so this is my take on the popular Irish boxty 🙂

Servings- 12 -15; Time to prepare: 10 min Cooking time 20-30
  • 500 gr potatoes
  • 200 ml / 1 cup buttermilk
  • 100 gr. fine oats
  • butter for frying
  • 1 tsp. soda bicarbonate
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. yogurt or sour cream 
  • dry or fresh rosemary
  • fresh onion
  • cheese
  • honey
How to:
  1. Boil 200-250 gr of the potatoes.
  2. After they are boiled peel them and mash them to a puree.
  3. Grate the rest of the potatoes with a grater.
  4. In a medium bowl mix both types of potatoes into a homogenous mixture.
  5. Add buttermilk and soda and mix well again.
  6. With a coffee grinder make from the oats flour and add it to the mixture. Or just add them like they are.
  7. Add salt and mix well.
  8. In a preheated pan add the butter and while melting, start forming the boxty pancakes with a spoon. It is approximately one spoon per boxty.
  9. Fry/ bake for 2-3 minutes and flip to fry on the opposite side.
  10. Repeat until the batch is finished.
  11. In one go are approximately 3-4 boxty depending on the size you wish to spread them.
  12. They can be served sweet with honey or savory with cheese and green onions.
  13. Serve as you wish and enjoy.

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Enjoy 🙂

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