Boxty Potato Griddle Cakes (Irish)
- 1/2 lb. Raw potato
- 1/2 lb. Mashed potato
- 1/2 lb. Plain flour
- 1 Egg
- Salt and pepper
- Grate raw potatoes and mix with the cooked mashed potatoes. Add salt,
pepper and flour. Beat egg and add to mixture with just enough milk to
make a batter that will drop from a spoon.
- Drop by
tablespoonful's onto a hot griddle or frying pan. Cook over a moderate
heat for 3-4 minutes on each side.
- Serve with a tart apple
sauce, or as part of an Ulster Fry, with fried bacon, fried sausage,
fried eggs, fried black pudding, fried bread, fried soda bread.
An old poem says: Boxty on the griddle, boxty in the pan, if you
can't make boxty, you'll never get a man. (The accuracy of the poem
St Patrick's Day Recipes