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An Irish Corned Beef Boxty on a brown and green plaid plate with chips on the side.
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5 from 6 votes

Irish Corned Beef Boxty

Loads of sliced corned beef and Swiss cheese is enveloped around a delicious potato pancake.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Sandwich
Cuisine: Irish
Servings: 6
Calories: 542kcal


  • 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


  • In a large bowl, mix the mashed potatoes and horseradish.
  • Stir in the dried grated potato, salt, pepper, flour, and baking powder.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs and milk.
  • 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.
  • Add approximately 1 tablespoon of oil to a large skillet over medium/high heat.
  • 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.
  • Cook the pancake until golden brown on the first side and then carefully flip and cook the second side until golden.
  • 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.
  • Cover the pan loosely and allow the cheese to melt.
  • Remove the completed boxty to a baking sheet and keep warm in a low oven while preparing the remaining boxty.


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.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 542kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 1135mg | Potassium: 907mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 32.8mg | Calcium: 518mg | Iron: 3.6mg