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Fri., March 16, 2012, 9:20 a.m.

Spokane cook shares Irish Boxty recipe

Spokane cook Nancy Patrykus got this recipe from her friend Coleen, who left Ireland in 1940.


Irish Boxty

1 pound potatoes

1 onion, chopped fine

3/4 cup flour

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 egg

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

Set half of the potatoes aside for later. Peel and cut remaining potatoes into large chunks and place in a saucepan. Cover with cold water and bring to a boil ver high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain and place in a large bowl. Mash potatoes and set bowl aside.

Peel and grate reserved potatoes and then stir into the mashed potatoes. Add onion, flour, salt and pepper; mix well. Stir in milk and egg to form a batter.

In a large skillet, heat oil over meidum heat. Drop batter from a tablespoon into the hot oil and cook 3-4 minutes on each side. Drain on a paper towel. Transfer to your serving dish. Serve with applesauce and sour cream.

Yield: 20 cakes

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