An old Irish poem says:
Boxty on the griddle,
Boxty in the pan,
If you can't make boxty,
You'll never get a man
Recipe source: http://www.fantasy-ireland.com/Irish-potato-recipe.html
Boxty (Irish Potato Griddle Cakes)Ingredients:
- 1/2 pound raw potato
- 1/2 pound cooked mashed potato
- 1/2 pound plain flour
- Milk (as needed, see directions)
- 1 egg
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- Salt and pepper
Grate raw potatoes and mix with the cooked mashed potatoes. Add salt, pepper, onion and flour. Beat egg and add to mixture with just enough milk to make a batter that will drop from a spoon.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a hot griddle or frying pan. Cook over a moderate heat for 3-4 minutes on each side.
Now with our breakfast let us have a little tea with some lovely 2nd time around treasures.
I have an Irish breakfast tea to go with the Boxty. I have not made scones yet, but I have a perfect replacement for them. Sweet biscuits that go with our classic American Strawberry Shortcake. The recipe source was from Betty Crocker.com and this link will take you directly to the recipe.
For my 2nd Time Around post I have set my tea with a wonderful thrift store find. This is a American Limoges plate rimmed in 22 K gold.
I also have a pair of teacups with a wonderful cabbage rose on them found at the thrift store. They have no marking and no saucers but, they were so shabby and pretty I knew they would make a lovely tea.
Another thrift store find is this little silver shell probably meant for tea to serve jam or clotted cream. I wrote a whole post about this piece and you can view this here.
The silver coffee/teapot was also a thrift store find. I wrote a whole post about that and you can view that here.
I have enjoyed having you for tea and making Boxty. I am joining Kathleen for her St. Patrick's Day blog crawl. Join her at her site Cuisine Kathleen for all of the fun entries. I will also be joining Lady Katherine at her site Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor for Tea Time Tuesday.
I will also link up to Sandi's Tea Time Tuesday at her site Rose Chintz Cottage. I am also participating at Tea Party Tuesday at Rose Colored Glasses. I am also participating in Marty's Tabletop Tuesday at her site A Stroll Through Life. And also I will join Diane for 2nd Time Around at her site A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words. Please join all the great sites and view all the fun bloggers are submitting.