School: Scrabagh (roll number 11202)

Scrabbagh, Co. Roscommon
Mrs Rose Ffrench

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The boxty consisted of raw potatoes grated and mixed with flour.
There were two kinds of boxty, boiled boxty, and pan cake boxty. The boiled boxty consised of grated potatoes having the water squeezed out of it. Boiled potatoes were mashed and mixed with the grated boxty and flour and salt added. It was made into dumplings and boiled. After boiling for an hour and a half it was put on the pan and fried. Boiled boxty was called dumplings.
The oaten bread was wet with water, salt having been already added, was left in front of the fire to bake.
Boxty was made on Hollowe'en, Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve.

Michael Greene