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Category: Vegetable recipes
Servings: 20 cakes
Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy

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Traditional Irish fried potato cakes.

Boxty on the griddle,
boxty in the pan,
if you can't make boxty,
you'll never get your man.
-old Irish rhyme



  1. Take half of the potatoes and wash, peel, chunk, and boil them.
  2. Mash the boiled potatoes with milk and 1 tablespoon butter and set them aside.
  3. Grate the other pound of (raw) potatoes into a strong cloth.
  4. Squeeze cloth to remove all possible liquid from the raw potatoes.
  5. Mix together the grated potatoes, the mashed potatoes, baking soda, buttermilk, flour, and black pepper (to taste).
  6. Stir thoroughly to combine.
  7. Warm nonstick griddle or skillet over medium heat and melt butter.
  8. Pour potato cakes on griddle, ¼ cup at a time.
  9. Fry until edges are soft and cake is bubbling.
  10. Cook on other side.
  11. Serve hot.