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Boxty – Irish Potato FlatBread

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While I was searching for a flat bread beginning with word B, the flatbread that first popped up was always Afghani Bolani. I wanted to make something different and kept on searching more. Then I stumbled upon this Recipe for Boxty – Irish Potato FlatBread. I was like wow, how can I miss Ireland’s flat bread when I am in Ireland. Plus the recipe is so simple and easy to make that I immediately shortlisted this one.

Boxty - Irish Potato FlatBread


This is said to be originated during the Irish famine and uses a combination of both cooked and uncooked potatoes. A bit different but it tastes delicious and is a delight for any potato lover. You need to use the floury type of potatoes for this preparation. Ireland has so many different varieties of potatoes, in the start I used to be confused as which one to use for a particular dish. Few recipes also ask for addition of buttermilk ( optional ) so that it is similar to a pancake batter but I have not added it. I followed the recipe from here. A bit of planning is necessary as the dough needs to rest for some time and half the potatoes need to be cooked. I wanted to serve it for breakfast but we ended up having it for brunch.


Boxty - Irish Potato FlatBread


Earlier Recipes on

A-Z International FlatBreads

A- Afghani Bolani


So here goes the recipe:

Boxty - Irish Potato FlatBread

Boxty - Irish Potato FlatBread

A simple and easy to make flatbread from both raw and cooked potatoes, and served with soups or as a brunch along with mushrooms and sauted kidney beans.
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: International
Keyword: FlatBread
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre


  • 250 gms Floury Potatoes, peeled & diced or just peeled for cooking
  • 250 gms Floury Potatoes (peeled - For using raw)
  • 50 gms Butter, melted
  • 1 tso Salt (or as per taste)
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground Black pepper (or as per taste)
  • 1 Cup All purpose Flour / Plain Flour / Maida
  • 1 tbsp chives/parsley chopped or dried (1/2 tbsp) (Optional, but would add taste to it. I did not had so skipped)


  • Cook the peeled and diced potatoes until soft. Alternatively one can pressure cook the potatoes.
  • Leave them in a colander to remove the excess water. Once cool, Mash them well.
  • Peel & grate the remaining raw potatoes and keep them in cold water for 5-10 minutes, so that we get the excess starch removed. 
  • Add them into a muslin or a clean cotton cloth. Squeeze out the liquid and leave to stand for a few minutes. 
  • Combine the cooked and raw potatoes in a large bowl with the butter, salt , pepper and herbs.
  • Add in enough flour to make a soft dough. Knead it for a few minutes on a floured surface until smooth. Cover & Leave for 15 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into equal size balls and roll out on a floured surface about 1/2 cm thick. 
  • Shallow fry them with butter until golden brown on both sides. 
  • Alternatively one can even bake them in a baking tray for 25-30 minutes.
  • Serve hot with butter or some sides.
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Jacqui Bellefontaine

Friday 7th of September 2018

I have a recipe for boxty that my mother-in-law gave me years ago and I meant to share for St.Ptaricks day but completely forgot. They are rather tasty. Thank you for linking to #CookBlogShare


Thursday 6th of September 2018

This boxty bread looking delicious must say. Kind of aloo paratha but I loved this recipe. Must be having crunchy crust.

preeti garg

Thursday 6th of September 2018

This recipe looks so interesting and even unique.. just like potato latke.. love the grated potato in dough. good for potato lovers like me.

Padmajha PJ

Thursday 6th of September 2018

Anything with potatoes tastes double delicious! So nice that you found this Irish recipe!


Thursday 6th of September 2018

This one is will surely make a great snack. You have got it sone so well!..There are so many versions of flatbread with potato right,


Thursday 6th of September 2018

Yes so true, Thank You

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