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
- 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