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Boxty Bread

A delicious bread made from grated & mashed potatoes


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  • 1 pound potatoes (raw, peeled)
  • 2 cups potatoes (mashed)
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 pinch salt & pepper (to taste)


Grate raw potatoes into a clean cloth. Wring them tightly over a bowl, catching the liquid. Place grated potatoes into another bowl and spread with mashed potatoes. When starch has sunk to the bottom of the raw potato liquid. pour off water and scrape starch onto potatoes. Combine flour, salt and pepper; mix well. Sift over potatoes. Add melted butter. Mix, then knead and roll out dough on a floured board. Shape into four round flat cakes. Make an X over each so that when baked it will divide into sections. Bake on greased baking sheet at 300 degrees for 40 minutes. Split in two; serve hot with butter.