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Irish boxty potatoes


  • 300 grams rooster/ russet Potatoes, peeled
  • 300 grams leftover mash potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons rapeseed / canola oil
  • 50 grams Irish butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • Poached eggs, Irish smoked salmon or Irish black pudding (to serve, optional)


  1. Grate the potatoes into a large bowl. Add the mash potatoes and season well. stir until well combined.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan over a medium to low heat, add thick discs of the grated potatoes mixture and press on the pan to make sure it is sticking together.
  3. Cook for three to four minutes until the base of the boxty is golden brown. flip over and add the butter. Continue cooking for a further three to four minutes depending on the thickness until caramelised and cooked through.
  4. Serve immediately with your favourite sides either poached eggs, smoked salmon or even delicious irish Black pudding.  

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