Irish Boxty Recipe

Gallagher’s Boxty House in Dublin, Ireland shares their famous recipe for Irish Boxty pancakes




About 10 Boxty Pancakes


What is Boxty?

Boxty is a traditional Irish potato pancake.

The most popular version of the dish is made with grated raw potato, cooked mashed potato, and flour, made into a batter with fresh milk and slow cooked in a pan until golden brown.

Traditional alternatives include boiled and baked.


Grated raw potato, cooked mash and flour, kneaded into dumplings, simmered for 12 minutes, chilled and sauteed in a little butter.


Grated raw potato, cooked mash and flour, kneaded with pure Irish butter and lovingly baked in the oven. Delicious!


  • 300g Raw potatoes, peeled
  • 300g Cooked potatoes, mashed
  • 300g Flour
  • 10g Salt
  • 850ml Milk


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Grate the raw potatoes into a muslin cloth and squeeze as much liquid as possible into a bowl. Let liquid stand for 20 minutes.

Step 2

Gently pour off the liquid and keep the starch that settled in the bottom of the bowl.

Step 3

Add grated potatoes to mashed potatoes and flour. Add starch and salt to mix.

Step 4

Slowly add 3/4 milk to form a batter of pouring consistency. Depending on the potato, you may not need to use all the milk. If the batter is too heavy, add more milk.

Step 5

Leave batter resting for 30 minutes.

Step 6

Drop a ladle full onto an oiled non-stick pan over medium heat and cook on the first side for 2 minutes (depends on how heavy the batter is and how much you use). Check color (should be a nice golden color) on the bottom. Adjust heat if necessary.

Step 7

Turn and cook on the other side for 2 – 3 minutes more.

Step 8

Boxty pancakes are best left overnight in a fridge and reheated in a pan in good butter.

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Boxty House


20-21 Temple Bar, Dublin 2


Monday to Sunday, 11am to 10.30pm (ish)






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