Mel and Mal's Irish Boxty Potatoes

  • 500g Maris Piper potatoes
  • 500g King Edward potatoes
  • 100g Plain flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 125g full fat milk
  • A good pinch of salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 100g mature cheddar cheese, grated

Traditional Irish recipe using good old potatoes. Absolutely delicious and the perfect accompaniment to the Guinness Stew

Serves : 4        Prep/Cooking Time : 45 mins

Tip : You can use left over mash for this recipe and can be done and on the table within 10 mins!


Prepare and Cook the Potatoes

Peel the Maris Pipers, steam or boil then pass them through a potato ricer and reserve

Peel the King Edwards and using a box grater, grate the raw potatoes into a
large bowl

Using a clean kitchen tea cloth, squeeze out the excess liquid and add to the Maris Piper mash, then add the eggs, flour, milk, salt and pepper and mix in well with a wooden spoon till you have a thick batter

Fry Off

Take a large frying pan and then heat up all the oil till hot

Drop rounds of the batter into the hot oil and gently cook until crisp and
golden, turning over with a spatula and letting that side cook gently also

As each batch is cooked, place on kitchen paper and when all have been
cooked, place them all into an oven tray, sprinkle the tops with the cheese and season with salt and pepper and bake for a further 10 mins

Serve with Guiness Stew or as an accompaniment to any dish

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