Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Irish Boxty

These are so delicious...they are my homage to St. Patrick's Day since my family isn't so keen on corned beef and cabbage. They are little fried rounds of potato-y goodness. Great as a side dish...awesome with breakfast.

1 1/2 cups of grated potato - I used fresh hash browns b/c it's what I had on hand.
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup of leftover mashed potatoes
1 egg
1 tbsp skim milk
about 1 tsp kosher salt & 1/2 tsp black pepper
about 1/4 cup of olive oil

Grate the potatoes (or just measure them out like I did today) and put in a large bowl.  Add the flour and combine well.
Now, using your hands, work in the mashed potatoes.  It will be dough-like.

Time for the egg & milk. Beat them together and add to the potato mixture. 

Combine well. This stuff is STICKY! It's supposed to be. It's ok. 

Heat up a skillet on medium-high heat and then add the olive oil. Form little 2" round patties and fry 'em up.  About 3-4 minutes on each side. 

I had to taste the first one out to make sure that it was decent...which it was. (And yes, I'm sporting my Ireland sweatshirt today for St. Pat's) - Jake loves them. He said "Mama! It's like a big french fry" which essentially, it is. 

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