Irish Boxty With Smoked Trout

Boxty are traditional Irish potato pancakes. A starchy potato, like the Russet, is best for this recipe. It helps keeps the boxty together and crisp up in the butter. If you don’t have a potato masher, you can use a whisk. Just be careful not overwork the cooked potatoes or the batter will get too stiff.


1/2pound cooked potatoes
1 1/2cups buttermilk
1 3/4cups all-purpose flour
1teaspoon baking soda
1teaspoon kosher salt
1/2teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2pound shredded raw potato
8ounces crumbled smoked trout
1 1/2tablespoons fresh dill fronds, plus more for garnish
2tablespoons butter
Sour Cream


  1. In large mixing bowl, mash together cooked potatoes and buttermilk. Add flour, baking soda, salt and pepper. Mash together. Stir in raw potato, trout and dill until well combined.
  2. Heat butter in a large pan over medium heat. Using ice cream scoop, carefully drop boxty batter into pan and brown on both sides. Garnish with fresh dill and serve with sour cream.