Boxty (Irish Potato Pancakes) with Bangers in a Guinness Mushroom and Onion Gravy

Boxty (Irish Potato Pancakes) with Bangers in a Guinness Mushroom and Onion Gravy
While planning your St Patrick's Day menu don't forget about breakfast! Start St Patrick's Day off right with some boxty, an Irish style potato pancakes! Boxty is great all by itself, I mean what's not to love about potato pancakes that are fried until golden brown and crispy on the outside and soft and warm on the inside, but why not suff them full of some thing tasty like sausage and a guinness mushroom and onion gravy? The pancakes themselves are super easy to make, consisting of shredded potato, mashed potatoes, flour and milk (I like to add cheese!) that is mixed and then cooked just like any other pancake! The gravy is also pretty easy to make where you simply saute some onions and mushrooms, add Guinness, dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce to make the gravy and you're good to go! This would be a great dinner or breakfast and since I'm thinking breakfast I would be remiss if I did not top it with a fried egg with a runny yolk! I don't know about you but I can't think of a better way to start St Patrick's Day than with these boxty stuffed with bangers in a guinness mushroom and onion gravy!

Boxty (Irish Potato Pancakes) with Bangers in a Guinness Mushroom and Onion Gravy

Boxty (Irish Potato Pancakes) with Bangers in a Guinness Mushroom and Onion Gravy
That boxty stuffed with bangers in a guinness mushroom and onion gravy looks really lonely without a fried egg!

Boxty (Irish Potato Pancakes) with Bangers in a Guinness Mushroom and Onion Gravy
What a beautiful runny egg yolk!

Boxty (Irish Potato Pancakes) with Bangers in a Guinness Mushroom and Onion Gravy

Boxty (Irish Potato Pancakes) with Bangers in a Guinness Mushroom and Onion Gravy
Boxty (Irish Potato Pancakes) with Bangers in a Guinness Mushroom and Onion Gravy

Boxty (Irish Potato Pancakes) with Bangers in a Guinness Mushroom and Onion Gravy

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Servings: 4

Irish style potato pancakes stuffed with sausage in a tasty Guinness mushroom and onion sauce!


ingredients
    For the bangers in a guinness mushroom and onion gravy:
  • 1 pound sausage (Irish or English bangers if you can get them)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flour (or rice flour for gluten-free)
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle Guinness (or 1 1/2 cups beef broth)
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • For the boxty:
  • 1 cup potato, grated
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup flour (or rice flour for gluten-free)
  • 1 cup milk (or buttermilk)*
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • butter or oil for frying
directions
    For the bangers in a guinness mushroom and onion gravy:
  1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium high heat.
  2. Add the sausage and cook until golden brown, about 2-4 minutes per side, and set them aside, slicing them as desired.
  3. Add the onions and mushrooms and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic and thyme and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
  5. Sprinkle in the flour and let it cook for a minute.
  6. Add the Guinness, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar along with the sausage and simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. For the boxty:
  8. Mix the grated potatoes, mashed potatoes, flour and enough milk to make a nice thick pancake like batter.
  9. Heat the butter in a pan over medium heat, add the batter and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes per side.

Option: Add 1/2 cup shredded white cheddar to the pancakes!
Option: Add chopped herbs to the pancakes!
Option: Top with fried egg!
Nutrition Facts: Calories 490, Fat 14.4g (Saturated 4.7g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 36mg, Sodium 910mg, Carbs 56.8g (Fiber 3g, Sugars 8.8g), Protein 28.1g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

3 comments:

Maria said...

Wow, that is a tasty plate!

Heather Christo said...

Yum!! I have never heard of Boxty but now I have to try it!

Cary Hill said...

Kevin, sounds great and I can't wait to try it with all of your suggested options. Thanks for continuing to bring great and interesting recipes to your readers.

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