One of our favorite foods, Irish Boxty, is made from the
simplest of ingredients. Think of it as a potato pancake - with many possible
variations. And it is so easy
and quick to prepare!
By playing with the ingredients and steps, you can give it different textures and flavors, making it one of the most flexible ways to express your Irish side through food.
No matter how you do it, the basic idea is the same – a hugely popular and delicious meal made from the core of the traditional Irish diet, the potato.
Boxty is yet another example of a simple, hearty food made from ingredients that were close at hand for the traditional Irish farmer.
It was (and still is!) often
made from the leftover mashed potatoes from the meal before. The main ingredient – potatoes – could be grown in the
harshest, rockiest of climates.
Typical garnishments such as onions and apples (applesauce) are also commonplace in the Irish countryside.
For a dinner version of Irish boxty, add 1 cup of finely chopped onion to the batter.
For breakfast, consider diced ham or sausage.
Great garnishes include tomato slices or asparagus spears, applesauce and sour cream, cream cheese and lox.
Experiment and enjoy!
Sharing Irish food is one of our favorite ways to enjoy an Irish experience, wherever in the world we happen to be!
The flavors of an Irish meal, and the stories that come along with many Irish recipes, gives us a sense of connection with the Emerald Isle.
I believe one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to live your Irish side is to serve Irish food.
And it just so happens we have many, many more Irish recipes for you to explore in our section on Irish food recipes!
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