Most Saturday mornings Bridget, from Loughduff in Co Cavan, can be found in her kitchen making a loaf of potato boxty
for her family who live near by.
In Ireland, they are referred to as griddle cakes or boxty
, if made with potato.
Sudi Pigott's Flipping Good Pancakes (9781909487918, $16.99) features both savory and sweet pancakes, including gluten free fare, and compliments color photos of Blinis, Columbian Arepas de Choclo made as a savory sandwich, and Boxty
, an Irish potato pancake.
The 31-year-old is gearing up for his one man show The Boxty
Monologues live at Whelans on May 30 and the Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival on June 3 and 4.
Hearty traditional Irish fare is not neglected, including such recipes as Traditional Fish and Chips, and Smoked Irish Salmon, Cream Cheese, and Traditional Boxty
. Each recipe is presented on one page opposite a beautiful photo portrait of the finished dish.
Menu includes tasting of Irish whiskies; Cheeses and Breads; Stuffed Pork Belly With Apricots and Sauteed Cabbage; Fresh Orange and Mint Salad; Boxty
Potato Pancakes; and Irish Coffee Cupcakes with Irish Coffee.
It will also include visits to Gallagher s Boxty
House in Temple Bar and The Chop House gastro pub; as well as Temple Bar market and a trip to the Butlers Chocolate Experience, where Antoine enjoyed a tasting and got the chance to decorate his own chocolate!
The Irish Coast Pub offered Scotch Eggs and Shepherd's Pie Boxty
, while Mosaic Tapas Bar served up Pibil Pork with Habanero Relish for more adventurous palates.
Irish cocktails such as Blarney Stone, Irish Cane and Irish Teacake are accompanied by sumptuous food like Irish Trademark, Irish Boxty
and Pork Ribs with plenty of options for vegetarians too.
NORTHERN IRISH BOXTY
PANCAKES (Serves 14) | 450g potatoes, peeled | 4 spring onions, finely sliced | 100g plain flour | 1tsp bicarbonate of soda | 1 large British Lion egg, separated | 100ml buttermilk or natural yoghurt | Salt and black pepper | A little oil for frying | A fried British Lion egg, grilled bacon and tomatoes, to serve Cut the potatoes into chunks, cook in a pan of boiling salted water until tender.
At The James Monro, there will be Dublin Bay Prawns, Guinness braised shin of beef with baby onions, mushrooms, colcannon and Guinness gravy or honey and whiskey glazed bacon loin with creamed cabbage, greens and potato boxty
In the evening we went to Gallaghers Boxty
House, in Temple Bar.