Friday, March 16, 2012

Boxty for St. Patrick's Day

Boxty is a traditional Irish dish made of potatoes. An old Irish rhyme goes: "Boxty on the griddle, boxty on the pan; if you can't make boxty, you'll never get a man".

Well, I've got my man, and I am preparing these for him for St. Patrick's Day.   Here's the recipe from

Ingredients:  1 1/2 cups grated raw potatoes
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup leftover mashed potatoes
1 egg
1 tablespoon milk
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup olive oil

Directions:  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 the milk; mix into the potatoes.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Form patties about 2 inches in diameter with the potato mixture.  Fry on both sides until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side.  Drain on a paper towel-lined platter.  Serve warm with a dollop of dill sour cream. 

With this I'm serving cabbage and a beef brisket.  
Red cabbage with onions and turkey bacon.
Lots of good Irish food for this St. Patrick's Day week.

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