To make boxty, which of the following do you need?

A. Mashed potatoes, flour, baking soda

B. Chickpea flour, yeast, yogurt

C. Coconut milk, flour, coconut oil

D. Black rice, shrimp paste, squid ink


Known in Ireland as boxty (Gaelic: bacstaí), these potato pancakes are made from both mashed and grated raw potatoes, preferably of a floury consistency, along with flour, leavening, and optional buttermilk, eggs, milk, or melted butter. Boxty originated in Ireland in the late 18th century. Today the crisp, chewy pancake is a staple of Irish cooking with many modern interpretations. There’s even a boxty quesadilla. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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