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Old 02-09-2008, 02:26 PM   #61
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So there really is such a thing as too much garlic!
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Old 02-09-2008, 02:42 PM   #63
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Here's a recipe for "Boxty" an old Irish favorite, and one of MY favorites as well...and no, it's got nothing to do with me being old and Irish. :D Most Irish cuisine is fairly simple with fairly simple ingredients that are available in out-of-the-way places. Ireland is mostly rural, so most of the recipes tend to be quite rustic in nature. This recipe can also be made stuffed. Just get yourself a small baking dish, make a nice stuffing of your choice (leftover stew is my favorite) lay the boxty in the dish while it's warm (the boxty should be about three times as wide as the dish) fill the dish, fold the boxty over the filling, 'glue' it down wih a bit of butter or egg, and bake it long enough to heat through. ENJOY!

1 cup raw potato
1 cup mashed potato
2 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
large knob of butter, melted
1/2 cup milk

Grate the raw potatoes into a bowl. Turn 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.
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Old 02-11-2008, 01:24 PM   #64
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Thanks, SixSix! Added to my to-do list! Sean operating procedure necessitates the substitution of sunflower oil for butter, of course.
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Here's a recipe for "Boxty" an old Irish favorite, and one of MY favorites as well...and no, it's got nothing to do with me being old and Irish. :D Most Irish cuisine is fairly simple with fairly simple ingredients that are available in out-of-the-way places. Ireland is mostly rural, so most of the recipes tend to be quite rustic in nature. This recipe can also be made stuffed. Just get yourself a small baking dish, make a nice stuffing of your choice (leftover stew is my favorite) lay the boxty in the dish while it's warm (the boxty should be about three times as wide as the dish) fill the dish, fold the boxty over the filling, 'glue' it down wih a bit of butter or egg, and bake it long enough to heat through. ENJOY!

1 cup raw potato
1 cup mashed potato
2 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
large knob of butter, melted
1/2 cup milk

Grate the raw potatoes into a bowl. Turn 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.
This sounds wonderful, 66! I love potatoes in any form. Can you tell me about how much a knob of butter is? Thanks, Terry
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Old 02-11-2008, 02:36 PM   #66
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LOL, sorry about that. Some of the recipes are family hand me downs, my grandmother rarely measured anything. She could pour a tablespoon or a teaspoon right into her hand of just about anything, and it would be exact. Saved a heck of a lot of clean up time a knob would be about two to three tablespoons, to taste.
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Old 02-28-2008, 04:22 PM   #67
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I hereby announce my intention to make a macaroni and cheese boxty! (I have everything I need and don't want to go shopping before Saturday).
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Old 02-28-2008, 04:55 PM   #68
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lol. mac and cheese boxty huh? sounds yummy! I lve stuffing em full of anything I can get my hands on.... it's fun, and usually inexpensive and easy! Good Luck, and Enjoy!
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lol. mac and cheese boxty huh? sounds yummy! I lve stuffing em full of anything I can get my hands on.... it's fun, and usually inexpensive and easy! Good Luck, and Enjoy!
Despite me screwing something up at about every stage, it is really quite nice. Is the pastry thing like "potato cakes"? I haven't had potato cakes in ages. I don't think I got the shapes right. They were more like tacos and burritos and things hurled from windows but presentation isn't important when you eat while watching TV or with your eyes closed.
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It's somewhere between potato cakes and pancakes. Or a very thick crepe. Tasy though huh? The burrito idea is where I usually go with them, sort of wrap the other ingredients in boxty and bake away! Nice way to get rid of leftovers
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