Delicious and simple! Boxty is a traditional Irish pancake, made of mashed and grated potato.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 1 hr cooking
  • Makes 4
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  • 900 gram nadine potatoes, peeled
  • 100 gram butter
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 3 cup (450g) self-raising flour
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 teaspoon sesame seeds


  • 1
    Boil, steam or microwave half the potatoes; drain, then mash in a large bowl until smooth. Coarsely grate remaining raw potatoes.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan). Line two oven trays with baking paper.
  • 3
    Add butter, garlic, flour and grated potato to mashed potato; stir until mixture forms a dough.
  • 4
    Knead dough on a lightly floured surface; divide into quarters. Using hands, shape each quarter into a 20cm round; score a shallow cross into top of each round.
  • 5
    Place rounds on trays; brush with milk, sprinkle evenly with sesame seeds. Bake, uncovered, in oven for 20 minutes. Cover with foil; bake for a further 20 minutes or until boxty is cooked through.