Potato Boxty by Ian Orr
Also known as stamp or arán bocht tí (poorhouse bread)
225g grated potato
225g mashed potato
Half teaspoon baking powder
1. Using a clean tea towel, wring out as much moisture from the raw grated potato.
2. In a bowl, mix together the flour, salt and baking powder. Add the grated potato and the mashed potato and mix.
3. Gradually add the milk until you have achieved a thick batter. The mixture can be cooked now. But letting it stand for 30 minutes will improve the final texture.
4. Heat some oil or bacon fat in a pan and once medium hot, drop a tablespoon of batter in at a time. Cook for about 8 minutes on each side.
Boxty on the griddle,
Boxty in the pan,
If you can’t make boxty,
You’ll never get a man.
On R238 from Derry to Buncrana at Tooban, Burnfoot
Republic of Ireland F93 XY65