|This post is linked to Beth Fish Reads Weekend Cooking!|
Boxty on the griddle,
Boxty in the pan,
If you can't make boxty,
You'll never get a man.
Boxty (Irish Potato Griddle Cakes)
2 cups grated raw potatoes
2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. salt
Ground pepper to taste
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 to 1/2 cup milk (more or less as needed)
1 tbls. butter or oil (or more as needed)
1. Mix together the raw and mashed potatoes.
2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper, then add to the potatoes. Stir in the beaten eggs, mixing thoroughly.
3. Add the milk until it makes a batter.
4. Drop by the tablespoonful onto a hot buttered or oiled frying pan and cook over moderate heat until browned (3-4 minutes per side). Serve hot with butter or a tart applesauce.
If this recipe doesn't work out for you and you still want a man, there's always the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival in County Clare...
It will soon be March 17 the day we are all Irish! Thought I would would share a little Irish with you all. I do have Irish on both sides of my family, my paternal grandmother was a Gallagher. Some day I will get to go to Ireland!
This is a great site for Irish recipes - O Reilly's Recipes on Youtube. Here he is making Boxty for you!
and here are some photos for you to enjoy!
W.B. Yeats is buried at the foot of Ben Bulben
|The Giants Causeway|
|Poison Glen, Donegal|
|Gleninchiquin, Beara Penisula, Co. Kerry|
|Portrush, Whiterocks Beach. Co. Antrim|
Isn't it a beautiful place? Click on the links at the bottom of some of the photos for more info! I will never want to come home if I every get there!
Happy St. Pat's Day!
March 17th a giveaway begins for the Lucky Leprechaun giveaway! I'll be giving away a great book set in Ireland written by an Irish doctor. See the right sidebar at the top! Be sure to come back and enter on the 16th!