To celebrate St. Patrick's day or simply for a delicious meal. Boxty is the Irish potato pancake and it goes even better with Salsa Maya (no offense to the Irish) and corned beef. Super simple recipe that you could even do with leftover mashed potatoes!
YIELDS 16 potato cakes
1 lb boiled potato, peeled
1 onion, finely chopped
2 eggs, beaten
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
2 tablespoons flour
2 -4 tablespoons unsalted butter
SALSA MAYA AS DESIRED
Line a large bowl with a piece of muslin or cheesecloth, or a clean linen towel.
Using the large holes of a box grater, grate the potatoes into the bowl.
Squeeze the cloth to extract as much of the starchy liquid as possible.
Discard the starchy liquid, return the potatoes to the bowl, and stir in the onion, eggs, salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
Add the flour and mix well.
In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat.
Drop the potato mixture, 1 tablespoonful at a time, into the skillet; do not crowd the pan.
Flatten each cake with a spatula and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned and crisp.
Transfer the cakes to a baking sheet and keep warm in a 200-degree oven.
Repeat until all the mixture is used, adding more butter as necessary.
Serve immediately. Enjoy!