Boxty are Irish potato griddle cakes. To make them, you need:
1 cup of grated raw potato
1 cup of mashed potato
2 cups of plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
a large lump of margarine or butter, melted
about 1/2 cup milk

Grate the raw potatoes into a bowl. Turn the resulting mound out onto a cloth and wring, catching the liquid. This will separate into a clear fluid with starch at the bottom. Pour off the fluid and scrape out the starch and mix with the grated and mashed potatoes. Sieve the dry ingredients and mix in along with the melted butter. Add a little milk if necessary to make a pliable dough. Knead lightly on a floured surface. Divide into four, and form large, flat cakes. Mark each into quarters (but do not cut right through) and bake on a griddle or in a heavy pan.

Serve hot or cold with just about anything. They're most often eaten as part of a big greasy breakfast, but work quite well with sweet stuff too - apple sauce is nice.

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