18 de marzo de 2017

Boxty - Irish Potato Pancakes RECIPE FOR TODAY

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Boxty - Irish Potato Pancakes
Ingredients
1 cup mashed potatoes (2 potatoes cooked and mashed)
1 and 1/2 cup grated raw potato (2 medium potatoes)
1 and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 to 1 and 1/2 cup buttermilk
2oz butter
Directions:
Serves 4
Step 1 Peel and cut the potatoes for the mash into quarters. Cover with water in a medium saucepan, and bring to the boil. Reduce heat, cover with the lid and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender. Drain and mash.
Step 2 Grate the other potatoes. Place a cheesecloth over a bowl and add the grated potatoes. Gather the cheesecloth in a ball. Over the bowl, squeeze the excess fluid and starch from the grated potatoes. Discard the fluid.
Step 3 In a large mixing bowl combine the mashed potato and grated potato. Sift the flour, salt and baking soda into the bowl. Combine well with the potatoes.
Step 4 Add one cup of buttermilk to the potato/flour mixture and stir well to form a thick batter. Add additional buttermilk, up to 1/2 cup if the mixture is too thick.
Step 5 Melt the butter in an 8 inch round saute pan. Pour half the mixture into the pan. The pancake should be close to one inch high. Cook on each side over low heat until brown and crispy. This takes 12 to 15 minutes per side.
Step 6 Alternatively cook one 12 inch round pancake, or 8 to 10 small pancakes about 3 inches in diameter
Step 7 Serve hot with melted butter and a side of bacon or sausage if desired.