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“Boxty” (Irish Potato Pancakes)

Boxty translates to “poorhouse bread”, a simple peasant dish but incredibly easy to make and delicious for breakfast or as a supper side dish.

1 cup raw, grated potatoes
1 cup leftover mashed potatoes
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder 2 tsp salt 2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup (about) milk to mix
Butter or oil for frying
Sugar (optional)

Place the grated raw potatoes in a clean cloth and twist to remove excess moisture.

Whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder. Combine flour mixture with the raw potatoes, the leftover mashed potatoes, and the eggs. Add enough milk to make a batter. Heat a heavy skillet over medium heat and add butter or oil. Drop potato batter by the tablespoon into the hot pan. Flatten with the back of the spoon to about 1/4 inch thick. Brown on both sides (about 4 minutes per side).  Butter each boxty and serve hot with or without sugar.