Boxty (Irish Potato Pancakes)

Homemade Irish Boxty

If you’ve never had these staples of Irish home cooking, you’re in for a treat! A great use for leftover mashed potatoes, whip up a batch for lazy weekend brunch, or use as a side for a roast chicken dinner!


  • 1 ½ cups grated raw potatoes
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup Carolina Flavors mashed potatoes, defrosted but not warmed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon skim milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • olive oil

Garnish: Sour Cream & Chopped Green Onions


Toss the grated potatoes with flour in a large bowl. Stir in mashed potatoes until combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg and skim milk; mix into the potatoes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drop in the potato mixture, forming patties about 2 inches in diameter. Fry on both sides until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Serve warm, sprinkled with green onions and sour cream on the side.