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Catholic Recipe: Potato Pancakes II


  • 6 medium potatoes
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 2 tablespoons fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt


Prep Time: 45 minutes

Difficulty: • •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:11+

Origin: Ireland


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Also Called: Boxty Pancakes

Potatoes can take on so many different flavors and make up so many different dishes. This is an Irish version of the Potato Pancake, or Boxty. Potatoes were used for festive dishes.


Grate pared potatoes. Add well-beaten egg yolks, crumbs and salt. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold in. Drop by spoonfuls into hot fat in frying pan. Brown on both sides. Drain on paper toweling.

Note: If potatoes are watery, drain excess. (Mrs. Edmund Nowak)

Recipe Source: Catholic Universe Bulletin Recipes, 1962 and 1963 by Sylvia Papp, The Catholic Universe Bulletin, 1962, 1963