Go Back Email Link
+ servings
Traditional Irish boxty pancakes, golden and crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside.

Traditional Irish Boxty Pancakes

Author: Fiona Halligan
Can anything really beat traditional Irish boxty pancakes with their golden crust and soft interior? A Saturday morning staple in my house. Crispy and soft, all at the same time, with a dollop of butter slowly melting on top.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine Irish
Servings 4 slices
Calories 301 kcal


  • Box Grater


  • 300 g Mashed Potato (Roosters) leftover mash
  • 300 g Raw Potato (Roosters) peeled, grated
  • 70 g Plain Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 200 ml Buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 4 tablespoons Butter to fry


  • Grate the raw potato into a clean tea towel, muslin cloth or paper towels, then wring out as much liquid as possible into a bowl. Dry them as much as possible.
  • Mix the mashed potato, raw grated potato, flour and baking soda into a large bowl and combine well.
  • Start adding in the milk a little at a time until you have a wet, dropping consistency.
  • Season to taste with sea salt and black pepper.
  • Heat a frying pan over a medium heat with 1 tablespoon of butter.
  • Add a large spoonful of the mixture on to the pan and push into a flat circle. Whatever size you want. Fry for 3-4 minutes on each side until it has a golden crust .
  • Repeat until all the mixture is used. Remove from the pan and place them on a plate with kitchen paper. Leave them in a low temperature oven to keep warm.
  • Serve on their own with a dollop of butter or with an Irish breakfast of sausages, bacon and eggs. Enjoy!


Calories: 301kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 6gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 1035mgPotassium: 779mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 446IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 81mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Boxty Pancakes, Irish Boxty, St Patrick's Day
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!