Potato Boxty by Ian Orr

Also known as stamp or arán bocht tí (poorhouse bread)

225g grated potato

225g mashed potato

225g flour

2tsp salt

350g milk

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 

Fahan 

Co. Donegal 

Republic of Ireland F93 XY65