School: An Clochán (B)

Location:
Clifden, Co. Galway
Teacher:
An Br. Angelo Mac Shámhais

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How to Make Boxty

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0004, Page 124

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Boxty is a kind of a potato cake which was made by the Irish people from potatoes. The way to make it is first of all you get some potatoes and wash them clean and after that you get three plates then get a scrapes and rub the potatoes. When you have all the potatoes scraped you will have a plate full of small pieces of potatoes and you will have some water too. You will then get a piece of muslin cloth and squeeze the water out of the potatoes. You put the water into a plate for itself. If you leave the water in the plate for a while, a white substance will fall to the bottom and if you throw away

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Collector
Seán Joyce
Gender
male
Informant
Miss Bridgie Gilmartin
Gender
female
Age
25
Address
Ard East, Co. Galway
Language
English