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Irish Corned Beef Boxty
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Loads of sliced corned beef and Swiss cheese is enveloped around a delicious potato pancake.
Course: Main Course, Sandwich
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: Irish Boxty, Irish Corned Beef Boxty
Servings: 6
Calories: 542 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée - Kudos Kitchen
  • 2 cups prepared mashed potatoes leftovers work well for this
  • tablespoons ground horseradish
  • 2 cups grated Idaho potatoes that have been squeezed dry
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • ½ cup milk
  • grapeseed oil or canola for frying
  • 10 ounces corned beef sliced
  • 10 ounces Swiss cheese shredded
  • 1,000 Island dressing optional
  1. In a large bowl, mix the mashed potatoes and horseradish.
  2. Stir in the dried grated potato, salt, pepper, flour, and baking powder.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs and milk.
  4. Stir the egg and milk mixture into the potatoes until the mixture is creamy and has the consistency of thick pancake batter. *Note - if the mixture is too thick, add a splash of milk.
  5. Add approximately 1 tablespoon of oil to a large skillet over medium/high heat.
  6. Spoon enough potato mixture into the skillet to form a pancake that is approximately 6" round and ¼" thick. *Note - use the back of a spoon to help achieve this size.
  7. Cook the pancake until golden brown on the first side and then carefully flip and cook the second side until golden.
  8. Place corned beef and Swiss cheese on half of the potato pancake and flip the plain half of the pancake over the filled half of pancake.
  9. Cover the pan loosely and allow the cheese to melt.
  10. Remove the completed boxty to a baking sheet and keep warm in a low oven while preparing the remaining boxty.
Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment:

large bowl, medium bowl, baking sheet, large skillet with a lid (or foil), spatula, whisk, measuring spoons, measuring cups, box grater, wooden spoon


Special Note - The consistency of the boxty batter should be similar to a pancake batter. Not too thick, but not too runny. Pourable but not gloppy.

Nutrition Facts
Irish Corned Beef Boxty
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 542 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 152mg51%
Sodium 1135mg49%
Potassium 907mg26%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 530IU11%
Vitamin C 32.8mg40%
Calcium 518mg52%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.