Boxtys – Irish Potato Cakes with Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon

Boxty is a very typical Irish dish. The word is derived from the Irish word bac-staí, referring to the traditional cooking of potatoes on the hob (bac) over an open fire (staí). The little cakes can be served with smoked salmon for breakfast or as a side dish for lunch or dinner. Watch the video below shot by Bord Bía for us to see how easy it is to make this dish.  
Recipe Burren Smokehouse smoked salmon Boxtys
Recipe Burren Smokehouse smoked salmon Boxtys
Recipe Burren Smokehouse smoked salmon Boxtys
6 People
45 mins


2 large baking potatoes, peeled
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
pinch of ground nutmeg
3 tblsp flour
2-4 tbsp butter for frying
12 slices of Burren Smoked Salmon
crème fraîche for serving
lemon wedges for serving


  1. Cut one potato into 1.5" / 3.5 cm pieces and cook in boiling salted water for 12-15 minutes or until tender. Drain and mash.

  2. Line a large bowl with a clean linen towel. Using the large holes of a box grater, grate the other potato into the bowl. Squeeze the cloth to extract as much of the starchy liquid as possible. Discard the liquid.

  3. Combine the mashed and grated potatoes, and then stir in the eggs, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Add the flour, mix well, and pat into small cakes.

  4. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 2 tbsp. of the butter. Working in batches, cook the potato cakes for 3-4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and crisp. Transfer the cakes onto a baking sheet and keep warm in a 250°F/130°C oven.

  5. To serve, put a potato cake on each plate and top with a slice of smoked salmon and a dollop of crème fraîche. Garnish with lemon wedges.

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