Making Boxty

Skehaghard, Co. Galway

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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.

This page was added on 25/04/2017.

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