Making Boxty

Skehaghard, Co. Galway

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’,

This page was added on 25/04/2017.

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