Gluten-Free Vegan Boxty (Irish Potato Pancakes)

January 24, 2022
Boxty is a staple in Irish cuisine and since I first tried the gluten-free version of it, it climbed into my diet as well. I love to make them for breakfast, brunch or even for dinner. These Irish potato pancakes are very simple to make. Choose a potato that is not too crumbly or starchy. I like red potatoes for this.

They go well with various toppings, as a main dish or even as sides. I prefer them mostly for breakfast with loaded guacamole, vegan sour cream and vegan cheese.
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Gluten-Free Vegan Boxty (Irish Potato Pancakes)

Recipe Type: Breakfast
utensils YIELDS 2 servings
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  • 1.5 kg red potatoes
  • ½ cup vegan sour cream
  • to replace 2 eggs Egg substitute powder
  • ¼ cup gluten free flour mix
  • 2 tbs Dried Parsley
  • 1 tsp Chilies (optional)
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 2 dkg vegan cheddar, shredded
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1. Fill a pot with just enough water to cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook until you can easily pierce the largest potato with a fork. Immediately plunge the hot potatoes into a bowl of ice water. Carefully remove all the skins.

2. Mash potatoes with a fork or potato masher add vegan sour cream and egg substitute, stir to combine.

3. Min in GF flour, parsley, and chilies with salt and pepper. Stir well to combine. Using your hands, form the potato mix into 8 equal patties.

4. Heat a large skillet on medium high heat. Add a bit of vegan butter, and when it melts, add the patties to the skillet.
Cook them  for 4–6 minutes on each side, they should be crusty and golden.

5. Serve with shredded cheese, more herbs or even herbed vegan sour cream on top.

Also by Imola: Vegan Potato Sauerkraut Soup

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Photo: Imola Toth

Imola is a Hatha and Ashtanga yoga teacher, tree planter and writer and editor of Raised by the Wolf, an online magazine for Wild Women, with a passion for exploring and life outdoors. Originally from Hungary but currently planting trees and rewilding the enchanting forests of France. Hop over to RBTW magazine, and blog and follow her on Instagram @yogiraisedbythewolf


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