Delicious Boxty – arán bocht tí recipe stays true to my family’s recipe for Boxty. Containing grated potatoes, leftover champ, flour, baking soda, chopped parsley, egg, and buttermilk with a simple seasoning of kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper.
Boxty- arán bocht tí in Irish translates to “poor-house bread” is a traditional Irish potato pancake. The dish is mainly associated with the north midlands, north Connacht, and southern Ulster, in particular, the counties of Mayo, Sligo, Donegal (where the locals know it as poundy or poundies; also known as potato bread in Ulster), Fermanagh, Longford, Leitrim, and Cavan.
Boxty – arán bocht tí in the past was traditionally eaten with freshly churned butter on St. Brighid’s Day – February 1st. also known as the Feast of Brigid, celebrates the arrival of longer, warmer days and the early signs of spring. In ancient Irish mythology, Brigid was a fire goddess. Nowadays, her canonization is celebrated with a perpetual flame at her shrine in Kildare.
St. Brigid represents the Irish aspect of divine femininity in her role as patron of babies, blacksmiths, boatmen, cattle farmers, children whose parents are not married, children whose mothers are mistreated by the children’s fathers, Clan Douglas, dairymaids, dairy workers, fugitives, Ireland, Leinster, mariners, midwives, milkmaids, nuns, poets, the poor, poultry farmers, poultry raisers, printing presses, sailors, scholars, travelers, and watermen.
Our Boxty – arán bocht tí recipe was served during our St. Patrick’s day countdown every year for Mr. McCallum… who now needs to go on an old-fashioned diet after eating all his Irish comfort foods…shh don’t tell him that, though.
Boxty – arán bocht tí recipe
Ingredients needed to make Boxty – arán bocht tí recipe
2 cups hand-grated raw russet potatoes
2 cups leftover Champ
2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 cup chopped parsley
3/4 of cup buttermilk + more if needed
1 Egg, lightly beaten
kosher salt, to taste
freshly cracked pepper
2-3 tablespoons of oil of choice for frying
unsalted butter for serving
Boxty – arán bocht tí
- 2 cups hand-grated raw russet potatoes
- 2 cups leftover Champ recipe on blog see link
- 2 cups all-purpose flour sifted
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup chopped parsley
- ¾ of a cup buttermilk + more if needed
- 1 large Egg lightly beaten
- Kosher salt to taste
- freshly cracked pepper to taste
- 2-3 tablespoons oil
- unsalted butter for serving
- Grate raw potatoes and mix with the leftover champ recipe. Add kosher salt, freshly cracked pepper, all-purpose flour, baking soda and 1/4 cup chopped parsley.
- Beat 1 large egg lightly and add to mixture with just enough buttermilk to make a batter that will drop from a spoon.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls on a hot cast-iron skillet or griddle pan that has been oiled
- Cook over a moderate heat for 3-4 minutes on each side.
- Serve while hot topped with fresh unsalted butter to have a real traditional Boxty this St. Patrick’s Day
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