Boxty is a traditional potato dish, celebrated in the
Boxty on the griddle, boxty in the pan,
If you can't make boxty, you'll never get your man.
1 cup raw potato
1 cup mashed potato
2 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
large knob of butter, melted
about 1/2 cup milk
Grate the raw potatoes into
a bowl. Turn out onto a cloth and wring, catching the liquid. This
will separate into a clear fluid with starch at the bottom. Pour off
the fluid and scrape out the starch and mix with the grated and mashed
potatoes. Sieve the dry ingredients and mix in along with the melted
butter. Add a little milk if necessary to make a pliable dough. Knead
lightly on a floured surface. Divide into four and form large, flat
cakes. Mark each into quarters but do not cut right through, and bake
on a griddle or in a heavy pan.
If liked, more milk and an egg can be added to make a batter which can
be fried in bacon fat like drop scones.