Boxty - Irish Pancakes  for St.Patrick’s day celebration. If you have leftover mashed potatoes, this Irish  potato pancake recipe should be the first that comes to your mind!

These traditional pancake style boxty are made with simple ingredients that most likely you already have in your pantry. It is an easy stove top recipe for any home cook.

Put potatoes in a pot with boiling water, cook on medium heat for 15 min until soft. Pour out liquid from the pot and put it back to heat for 1 minute to let the excess liquid evaporate.

Next - remove pot from heat and begin mashing potatoes with two forks or you can use your potato masher.

Soft, buttery inside, perfect to serve with sour cream and chopped scallions on top. Boxty is a hearty vegetarian dish.

Lets continue: slowly add milk in few batches, mixing with a spoon until you are happy with consistency.

Mash in butter. Add salt and pepper, give it a taste if it needs more spice. Let mashed potatoes cool.

Moving on - prepare boxty: place grated potatoes in a cheese cloth and squeeze as much liquid as possible. 

In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt: - 1 cup flour  - 2 tsp baking powder - 1 tsp salt

Lets continue: In a large bowl mix well together grated potatoes with mashed potatoes, eggs and flour mixture.

Slowly pour in milk, mixing until you get a texture of pancake batter- not too runny and not too thick.

Now lets start cooking the boxty - Heat oil in a pan. Use two tbsp vegetable oil or butter for frying. 

Add one tablespoon of potato batter and with a back of the spoon form a round shape of this pancakes.

Cook on medium heat for 3 minutes, then flip and cook 3 minutes more. The pancake should brown from both edges.

Store in the fridge up to 4-5 days or freeze up to 2 months. Reheat in the pan without or just a dollop of oil.