Try an Irish boxty for St Patrick’s Day

Boxty

Ingredients Instructions
  • 125g raw peeled potato (a floury variety such as Dunbar Standard or Maris Piper)
  • 125g mashed potato, made from 200g floury potatoes, peeled and cooked
  • 125g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Large knob of salted butter, melted and cooled
  • A little milk if necessary
  • Grate the raw potato into a bowl. Turn out onto a cloth and wring over a bowl, catching the liquid. This will separate into a clear fluid with starch at the bottom. Pour off and discard the fluid, then scrape out the starch and mix it with the grated and mashed potatoes.
  • Sift the dry ingredients and mix into the potatoes with the melted butter, adding a little milk if necessary, to make a pliable dough. Knead lightly on a floured surface.
  • Pan-fry in a hot pan with some oil until golden brown and serve.