“Boxty on the griddle, boxty on the pan. If you can’t bake boxty, sure you’ll never get a man.”
–Traditional Irish rhyme
Boxty—which comes from an old Gaelic term meaning “poor bread”—is a traditionally Irish food, with recipes handed down in families from parent to child through generations. It’s basically a thin potato pancake, made with buttermilk and sometimes eggs. It’s cooked, crepe-like, on a griddle pan, and then stuffed with meat or vegetable filling and wrapped up like a tortilla.