Kevin Dundon's Irish Potatoes Boxty


Kevin Dundon’s Irish Potatoes Boxty

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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day coming up, we have an Irish recipe you will not want to miss!

This week for $20 Tuesday, Chef Kevin Dundon brings us this recipe for Irish Potatoes Boxty. This dish along with the paired serving ideas will tally in at about $20 for four servings.

WOT we love about this recipe: These Potatoes Boxty are perfect for breakfast or brunch and can even be served at dinner along with your favorite grilled fish.

This is a crispy and savory way to prepare potatoes that we know you will love as much as we do!

Kevin Dundon's Irish Potatoes Boxty

Servings 4


  • 2 cups leftover mash potatoes Or you can prepare fresh
  • 1 cup red potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 1-2 tbsp plain flour or corn starch
  • 2 tbsp fresh sage
  • 4 tbsp Irish butter
  • pinch or two of flake salt or sea salt, optional
  • salt and pepper
For serving:
  • smoked salmon slices
  • poached or fried eggs
  • wilted spinach


  • Grate the potatoes into a bowl. Squeeze to remove excess water if needed.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cooled mash potato and add the grated raw potato and half of the sage.
  • Season well with salt and pepper and stir to create a soft dough. Add some flour to help stiffen the mixture if needed.
  • Heat some oil in a pan over a medium to low heat, form and shape thick discs of the potatoes mixture and lightly press on the pan to make sure it is sticking together.
  • Cook for 3 -4 minutes until the base of the boxty is golden brown. Flip over and add the butter and the rest of the sage. Continue cooking for a further 3-4 minutes depending on the thickness until the boxty are piping hot in the middle, basting with the foaming butter.  
  • Remove from the heat and serve immediately with slices of smoked salmon, poached or fried eggs, wilted spinach and sprinkle of sea salt and extra fresh sage if desired.
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More about Kevin Dundon: He is a multiple cookbook author and had a great cooking series on PBS. He and his wife own the Dunbrody House in the southeast of Ireland, which is a country inn and cooking school. Kevin also has a great garden and tries to prepare as much farm-to-table as possible.Check out more of Kevin’s recipes on WOT here! 

by Camila Alves McConaughey