Traditional Irish Potato Pancakes

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These traditional Irish potato pancakes are a simple dish that is so deliciously creamy on the inside with crispy goodness on the outside. Always make extra mash potatoes just to have these the next day!


1 cup raw, grated potatoes or
1 cup leftover mashed potatoes
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
¼ cup (about) milk to mix (not if using mashed potatoes)
Butter or oil for frying
green onions or fresh parsley (optional)


Place the grated raw potatoes in a clean cloth and twist to remove excess moisture. Whisk together flour, salt and baking powder.
Combine flour mixture into raw potatoes, mashed potatoes and eggs. Add enough mix to make a batter.
Heat a heavy skillet over medium heat and add butter or oil. Drop potato batter by the tablespoon into the hot pan. Brown on both sides (about 4 minutes per side). Butter each boxty and serve hot with or without sugar.

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