The process of making boxty involved cleaning potatoes well and scrubbing off the skin and ‘scraping’ before adding to cloth to wring out the excess water. A scraper could be made from a piece of tin with a rough side. The scraped potatoes could be added to some already boiled potatoes along with some salt and flour and baked on a griddle. As flour was expensive for a time in the area, only small amounts were used in the recipe.
Skehaghard, Co. Galway
Collector: Maura Clarke, Skehard, Creggs, Co. Galway
Informant: Mrs Clarke
Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie.