Irish Boxty Potatoes

Traditional Irish recipe using good old potatoes. Absolutely delicious and the perfect accompaniment to the Guinness Stew.
ServesPrep / Cooking TimeDifficulty
4 45 minutes 1

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



500g Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and quartered
500g King Edward potatoes, peeled and quartered
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


  • Peel the Maris Pipers, steam or boil until cooked through, 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 from the King Edward potatoes.
  • Add to the Maris Piper mash, then add the eggs, flour, milk, salt and pepper and mix in well until t you have what resembles a thick batter.
  • Take a large frying pan and then heat up all the oil until hot.
  • Drop rounds of the batter into the hot oil and gently cook until crisp and golden.
  • Using a fish slice, turn over and cook that side gently to a golden colour.
  • As each batch is cooked, place on kitchen paper to drain,and when all have been cooked, place them all into an oven tray.
  • Sprinkle the tops of the potato rounds with the cheese, season with salt and pepper and bake for a further 10 minutes in a preheated oven at 200C.
  • These potatoes go well with Guiness Stew.
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