Boxty Pancakes (Potato pancakes)


1 lb (500 g) potatoes
2 Tbs flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
¾ cup (150 ml) milk


  • Peel, grate, and wrap the potatoes in a clean cloth, and twist the ends of the cloth tightly to squeeze out the liquid starch. Collect the liquid starch in a container.
  • Place the potatoes in a bowl and add the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Drain the clear liquid from the liquid starch and add the remaining white starch itself to the potato mixture.
  • Add the milk and make a light dough with a semi-liquid consistency. 
  • Spoon into a skillet containing hot fat or onto a hotplate.

  • Cook on both sides for approximately 5 minutes until the potato pancakes are golden brown.
  • Boxty pancakes are served with butter and sugar or fruits, with fried bacon, and with meat, fish, or vegetable fillings.