What’s not to love about St Patrick’s day? A fab celebration of Irish-American Culture, it’s represented as one of the most colorful and happy holidays of all. Rainbows (LOVE these rainbow recipes!), pots of gold, bottles of Guinness, bells, shamrocks, leprechauns, and GREEN EVERYTHING. And that’s before we even get to the food. Oh yeah! We’re talking corned beef, Irish stew, colcannon, soda bread, and these amazing boxty pancakes. Eat them on their own with a slathering of butter, or pile them high with bacon and eggs. You could even drizzle on the honey if you like it sweet. However you serve it, make plenty — they’re extremely moreish.

Check out these St Patrick’s day crafts for other great ideas for the holiday.

Try This Irish Boxty Breakfast For St Patty's Day

Ingredients:

Makes 8 pancakes

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup leftover mashed potatoes
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 ½ cups raw, shredded potatoes (peel the potatoes first, then shred and squeeze all of the excess water out)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

To Serve:

  • 16 strips of bacon
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • pinch of salt and pepper
Boxty with bacon and egg ingredients

Instructions:

  1. Add flour, baking powder, and salt to a large bowl. In a separate bowl, add the mashed potatoes and beaten eggs. Mix the mashed potatoes and beaten eggs together.
  2. Add the mashed-potato-egg mixture to the bowl with the flour, along with the shredded potato. Mix together with a hand whisk until just combined. Add the milk and mix again until you get a thick batter.
  3. Fry the bacon and eggs in a skillet with one tablespoon of the oil until the bacon is crispy and the whites of the eggs are set.
  4. At the same time, heat two tablespoons of the oil in another large skillet on a medium-high heat and place blobs of mixture into the hot pan (about two heaped tablespoons per blob — you should get 10-12 patties). Heat for 3-4 minutes until golden, then turn over and press the patties down and cook for a further 3-4 minutes until golden. Place in a low oven to keep warm and repeat until all of the mixture is used.
  5. Stack the cooked boxty on plates and top with the bacon, eggs, and chopped scallions, then serve with a sprinkling of salt and pepper.
Boxty with bacon and egg step1 collage

Add flour, baking powder, and salt to a large bowl. In a separate bowl, add the mashed potatoes and beaten eggs. Mix the mashed potatoes and beaten eggs together.

Boxty with bacon and egg step2 collage

Add the mashed-potato-egg-mixture to the bowl with the flour, along with the shredded potato. Mix together with a hand whisk until just combined. Add the milk and mix again until you get a thick batter.

Boxty with bacon and egg step3 collage

Fry the bacon and eggs in a skillet with one tablespoon of the oil until the bacon is crispy and the whites of the eggs are set.

At the same time, heat two tablespoons of the oil in another large skillet on a medium-high heat and place blobs of mixture into the hot pan (about two heaped tablespoons per blob — you should get 10-12 patties). Heat for 3-4 minutes until golden, then turn over and press the patties down and cook for a further 3-4 minutes until golden. Place in a low oven to keep warm and repeat until all of the mixture is used.

Try This Irish Boxty Breakfast For St Patty's Day
Try This Irish Boxty Breakfast For St Patty's Day

Stack the cooked boxty on plates and top with the bacon, eggs, and chopped scallions, then serve with a sprinkling of salt and pepper.

Try This Irish Boxty Breakfast For St Patty's Day

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