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Irish Potato Bread

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Potato Type: Russet
Cuisine: Irish
Prep Method: BakedBoiled

Dish

Side Dish

Prep Time

65 Mins

Cook Time

55 Mins

Serving

Serves 16

Description

Traditional Irish Potato Bread is the ultimate appetizer or side for the season. An added bonus? This bread recipe needs no time to rise, so you can spend less time cooking and more time enjoying your homemade snack. “Boxty” is practically a national dish in Ireland. It can be served as a potato pancake, a dumpling or, as here, in a crunchy soda bread.

“Boxty” is practically a national dish in Ireland. It can be served as a potato pancake, a dumpling or, as here, in a crunchy soda bread. And for a little extra fun this March 17th, serve this Irish Potato Bread along with corned beef and cabbage and a frothy green beer.

Ingredients

  • Two 3/4-lb russet potatoes
  • 1 large egg plus 1 large egg white
  • 1/3 cup canola oil, plus additional for greasing the baking sheet
  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives (or the green part of a scallion)
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus additional for dusting and kneading
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Preparation

  1. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil over high heat in a vegetable steamer or a large saucepan fitted with a portable vegetable steamer. Peel one potato and cut into eighths; steam the pieces until tender when pierced with a fork, about 15 minutes. Rice or mash pieces in a large bowl; set aside to cool for 15 minutes.
  2. Position the rack in the center of the oven; preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil a large baking sheet with canola oil dabbed on a paper towel.
  3. Peel the other potato and grate it through the large holes of a box grater. Squeeze of any excess moisture; add to the riced or mashed potatoes.
  4. Stir in the egg, egg white, oil, milk, chives, and caraway seeds until fairly smooth. Add 3 1/4 cups flour, baking powder, and salt; stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a soft but sticky dough.
  5. Lightly flour a clean work surface as well as your cleaned and dried hands. Turn the dough out onto the floured surface and knead for 1 minute, adding flour in 1-tablespoon increments to keep the dough from turning too sticky. Too much flour and the dough turns tough; it should remain a little tacky but workable. Shape into an 8-inch circle, flatten slightly keeping the loaf mounded at its center, and place on the prepared baking sheet. Use a sharp knife to slash an X in the top of the dough, cutting into dough about 1/2 inch.
  6. Bake until golden brown, firm to the touch, and somewhat hollow sounding when tapped, about 55 minutes. Cool 1 hour on a wire rack before slicing and serving.

Makes 1 large loaf (16 slices).

21 Reviews

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I love this potatoe bread it is truely the best!

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I love this potatoe bread it is truely the best!

I love Irish potato bread. My Grandmother used to make it for me all the time.

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I love Irish potato bread. My Grandmother used to make it for me all the time.

I like the sound of this one, I'm going to try it.

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I like the sound of this one, I'm going to try it.

my grandma makes this. it has been quite awhile since i have had some though. guess its time to call grandma...Read Full Review

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my grandma makes this. it has been quite awhile since i have had some though. guess its time to call grandma and put an order in! lol

A St. Pat's Day favorite!

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A St. Pat's Day favorite!

delicious!

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delicious!

i love making bread, might try this one

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i love making bread, might try this one

This looks soooooo good.

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This looks soooooo good.

This I will try some day looks yummy.

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This I will try some day looks yummy.

Sounds and looks good. But my bread never turns out.

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Sounds and looks good. But my bread never turns out.

I don't know how I didn't notice this one before, but I've just printed it off and I'm trying this tomorrow...Read Full Review

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I don't know how I didn't notice this one before, but I've just printed it off and I'm trying this tomorrow afternoon to serve with my beef stew. Thanks so much!!

I love bread, I will try this for sure

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I love bread, I will try this for sure

i love this bread

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i love this bread

i love bread, definately have to try it

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i love bread, definately have to try it

So delicious! Thanks for sharing! :o)

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So delicious! Thanks for sharing! :o)

Very good bread!

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Very good bread!

This tasted excellent!

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This tasted excellent!

Looks and sounds yummy, I've never baked bread with potatoes, gotta try this!

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Looks and sounds yummy, I've never baked bread with potatoes, gotta try this!

This sounds good and would also be a good recipie to use for food storage, since freeze dried potatos store for...Read Full Review

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This sounds good and would also be a good recipie to use for food storage, since freeze dried potatos store for up to 30 years and yeast doesn't store for more than a year. Who knew potatoes could be so versitile.

This looks very good. I have never had it before and definitely will try it!

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This looks very good. I have never had it before and definitely will try it!

Charlotte Baynham

I made this today for a St. Patrick's day potluck & it was a huge hit! Easy to make. I thought...Read Full Review

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Charlotte Baynham

I made this today for a St. Patrick's day potluck & it was a huge hit! Easy to make. I thought it could use a little more salt. I might also add more caraway seeds next time.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories

183

Fat

5g

Sodium

298mg

Cholesterol

14g

Vitamin C

6mg

Carbohydrates

30g

Fiber

1g

Protein

5g

Potassium

222mg

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