Irish Boxty

Boxty is a popular Irish dish that can be cooked on a griddle or baked in an oven. It is often served with gravy or fried bacon, but this healthier version is made without eggs or dairy and is topped with crisped strips of veggie Canadian bacon.

Serves: 8

Serves 8

What you need:

  • 3-1/2 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup soymilk
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup grated raw potato
  • 2/3 cup reserved potato water
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon EnerG egg replacer
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 3 slices veggie Canadian bacon, cut into strips
  • Dusting of paprika
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
  • 2 cups vegetarian beef broth, boiling
  • 1 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon Bragg Liquid Aminos

What you do:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray 8- or 9-inch baking pan with olive oil.
  2. Place cubed potato in a medium saucepan and cover with cold, salted water. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 20 minutes.
  3. Drain, reserving cooking liquid. Return potatoes to the pan and mash with a potato masher. Place mashed potatoes in a food processor, add soymilk and olive oil, and pulse to mix. Add grated potato, reserved potato water, flour, baking powder, egg replacer, salt, and pepper. Process to mix.
  4. Pour into a prepared pan, top with bacon strips, and sprinkle with paprika. Bake 35 minutes, or until puffed and brown.
  5. Meanwhile, make cream sauce. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat oil for 1 minute. Stir in flour and gradually add broth, stirring constantly. When smooth, reduce heat to low and add nutritional yeast, 1/4 cup at a time, stirring after each addition. Add garlic, marjoram, and Bragg Liquid Aminos. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, and set aside. Serve with the boxty.

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