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Boxty With Salmon

Fire the Griddle For Irish Potato Pancakes

Boxty, an Irish potato pancake that translates to "poor-house bread," is like a cross between an American pancake and hashed browns. While it can be served at any meal, including dinner, I think American palates will appreciate it most for weekend brunch. Try topping it with smoked salmon, crème fraîche, and dill fronds to make it a complete meal.

Take a look at the recipe.

Boxty With Salmon

Boxty With Salmon

Boxty With Salmon

Ingredients

  1. 1 egg
  2. 1/4 cup milk
  3. 2 tablespoons flour
  4. 2 russet potatoes (1 pound), grated and squeezed to remove starchy moisture
  5. Clarified butter, for cooking
  6. 1 (4-ounce) package smoked salmon
  7. 1 (8-ounce) container crème fraîche
  8. 1 bunch dill, fronds only

Directions

  1. In a medium sized bowl, whisk egg then whisk in milk and flour until mixture becomes thick. Stir in potatoes. Liberally salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Melt 1 teaspoon clarified butter. Ladle 1/4 cup boxty batter. Cook 4 minutes, or until exterior becomes crispy. Flip and cook an additional 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Melt more butter on pan and repeat process with remaining boxty batter.
  3. To serve: garnish each boxty pancake with 2 slices of salmon, 1 teaspoon crème fraîche, and a generous pinch of dill.

Makes 6 boxty pancakes.

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