Potato Cakes – Irish Boxty with Bacon and Scallions

Potato Cakes – Irish Boxty with Bacon and Scallions - My version has bacon and scallions, perfect for serving at breakfast, or a sidedish. Boxty is quick and easy to make and is delicious too.

Recipe: Potato Cakes – Irish Boxty with Bacon and Scallions

Summary: Boxty is a traditional Irish potato cake. In the past it was seen as peasant food, with a clue being in its name – ‘boxty’ comes from the Irish ‘aran bocht tí’ (‘poorhouse bread’). It was only after I worked on a book about the Irish Famine a few years ago that I realized potatoes were just about the only thing poor Irish people ate; in the workhouses in the 1800s, people lived on potatoes and buttermilk alone. 

My version has bacon and scallions, perfect for serving at breakfast, or a sidedish. Boxty is quick and easy to make and is delicious too.

ext from what2cook.net

Ingredients

    • 3 slices of streaky bacon or rashers
    • 2 medium potatoes (250 g/1/2 lb), peeled
    • 1 cup (200 g) mashed potatoes
    • 2 or 3 scallions, white and light green parts only, finely sliced or chopped
    • 1 cup (100 g) flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • knob of butter
    • sunflower oil

For instructions please visit: Edible-Ireland.com

 

 

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

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