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Boxty - Irish Potato FlatBread

A simple and easy to make flatbread from both raw and cooked potatoes, and served with soup or as a brunch along with mushrooms and sauteed kidney beans.
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Course: Appetizer, Brunch, Main Course
Cuisine: International, Irish
Keyword: FlatBread, Potato
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.
    Making of the dough for Boxty, Irish Flat bread
  • 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. 
    Collage showing, the making of Boxty, Irish Flat bread
  • 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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