I’m a potato lover. I like them in all kinds and codecs: french fried, mashed, boiled, baked, roasted, pureed, pan-fried, pancaked, actually, I may go on and on. Potatoes actually are the proper meals. So think about my pleasure once I realized of a brand new potato dish – one which I by no means heard of or tried earlier than! Perhaps you’ve heard of it? Irish boxty!
I’ve by no means been to Eire however I actually, REALLY need to go. I’ve desires of lush inexperienced moors, rainbows, fog rolling in, and brilliant sunny blue skies. I believe I’d actually like Eire. Particularly as a result of they’ve so many potato dishes – potato dishes like boxty. I don’t know the way I’ve by no means heard of it earlier than, however simply the opposite day, Mike stated to me: hey, potato boxty sounds proper up your alley. He is aware of me so effectively as a result of, um sure please a potato pancake that’s made from mashed and grated potatoes and fried till crisp in butter.
In accordance the the web, Irish boxty are a conventional Irish potato pancake and so they’re often known as Irish potato muffins. Name them no matter you’ll, they’re basically a gentle on the within, crisp on the surface potato pancake. They’re nothing like latkes or every other potato pancakes you’ve had earlier than as a result of the potatoes are ready in two other ways to offer you a little bit of textural curiosity.
I beloved how gentle, but crispy these guys have been. They’re good with a dollop of bitter cream and I served them up with some sausage and fried eggs. It was essentially the most potato-y breakfast ever. Nicely, I imply, I truly contemplated a aspect of breakfast potatoes too however perhaps that will have been an excessive amount of of a great factor?
Irish Boxty Recipe
makes 6 pancakes
prep time: 10 minutes
cook dinner time: 30 minutes
complete time: 30 minutes
2 Yukon gold potatoes
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup milk
1 giant egg
salt and pepper to style
butter, to fry
Peel and dice one of many potatoes. Place the cubed potatoes in a pot and canopy with water. Salt, then deliver to a boil. Simmer till very gentle, then drain effectively and mash. Let cool barely.
Peel the remaining potato and use a field grater to shred. Squeeze out any extra water and toss the potato shreds in with the mashed potato. Combine effectively and stir within the flour, then the egg. Add simply sufficient milk for every thing to come back collectively right into a thick batter. Season with salt and pepper.
Soften a pat of butter in a non-stick pan over medium warmth. Scoop up a few 1/four cup of batter into the pan. Fry, on medium, till golden brown, crispy, and cooked by. Endurance is essential. Flip and fry till crisp on the opposite aspect. Repeat till the entire batter is used. Take pleasure in with bitter cream!