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  • noun A traditional Irish potato pancake.


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  • Boxty is a traditional Irish potato pancake. The dish is mostly associated with the north midlands, north Connacht and southern Ulster, in particular the counties of Sligo, Leitrim and Cavan. There are many different recipes but all contain finely grated, raw potatoes and all are served fried. The most popular version of the dish consists of finely grated, raw potato and mashed potato with flour, baking soda, buttermilk and sometimes egg. The grated potato may be strained to remove most of the starch and water but this is not necessary. The mixture is fried on a griddle pan for a few minutes on each side, similar to a normal pancake.


    Boxty on the griddle,

    Boxty in the pan,

    If you can't make boxty,

    You'll never get a man.

    _Source unkown

    January 27, 2008

  • A hostage to harsh orthodoxy

    Poor Bridey, still yearning for boxty,

    Mashed tofu and fried it

    So honored her diet

    While eating potatoes by proxy.

    And a happy Saint Patrick's day to all!

    March 17, 2016