Boxty is a traditional Irish dish which originated in the 1700s. At this time Irish households relied heavily upon the potato and boxty was a staple food. This hearty delight is essentially a potato pancake, made using grated raw potato, mashed potato, flour and buttermilk.
Boxty is so versatile that can be served as a side dish or a main course. Its versatility allows it to be served in various ways, either as a side dish or a main course. It is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside making it a wonderfully comforting and delicious treat.
The old saying goes “Boxty on the griddle, boxty on the pan, if you can’t make boxty, you’ll never get a man.” Maybe we should change that to “you’ll never get a wo-man” and encourage a few more guys to get a cooking ; )
The potato cakes originally come from the Northern Connacht and Southern Ulster counties of Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Donegal, Fermanagh, Longford, and Cavan. It has now become so popular that there are entire restaurants dedicated to it.
When in Ireland, you can get a taste for the best boxty at some renowned restaurants. Gallagher’s Boxty House in Dublin have perfected the art of making this Irish specialty.
Bricín Restaurant and Boxty House in Killarney also offers a modern twist on traditional boxty, catering to all types of taste preferences.
These establishments are cherished by both local and visiting food enthusiasts seeking an authentic taste of our culinary heritage.