Wednesday, 4 April 2012
1 Cup mashed potatoes
1 Cup raw potatoe grated
1 Cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp butter
½ Cup milk
Put the mashed potatoes in a large bowl and leave to one side
Grate the raw potatoes into another bowl that has been lined with a teacloth. Wring them very lightly to squeeze out of as much of the starchy liquid as possible.
Mix the grated potatoe in with the mashed.
Melt the butter gently in a frying pan so it does not burn. Pour it into the potatoe mix.
Add the flour, salt and baking soda. Add the milk in small amounts until it’s just enough to make a soft dough.
Spread the dough ball out onto a floured work surface. Knead the mixture lightly. Roll into small balls and flatten out into round cakes.
Put them in the frying pan and fry them in a small amount of oil until cooked through, flipping halfway.
Boxty is an Irish Potatoe Cake, try adding a bit of diced onion or a bit of garlic in this if you wish.