"Boxty on the griddle, boxty on the pan,
If you don't eat boxty, you'll never get a man"
So goes to the old rhyme, and even if you're not after your man you could do much worse than enjoy potatoes, the tuber that can be easily cooked to perfection in a hundred different ways. Serves 4.
1lb / 450g raw potatoes
1lb / 450g cooked mashed potatoes
Wash. scrub and then grate the raw potatoes. A food processor makes this job a doddle. Traditionally the raw potato is wrung out in clean linen tea towel and the liquid collected. It's just easier to put the raw shards into a bowl with a little water in and whiz them about. Remove and dab dry with a tea towel. Either way let the water settle and the white starch will fall to the bottom. Pour off the clear water and mix the starch, with the grated and mashed potatoes. Work in enough flour to make pliable dough. Add salt to taste. Knead lightly, roll into a circle and cut into quarters. Bake on a hot griddle or big heavy frying pan. Serve with the yellow fat of your choice - best quality Sunflower margarine maybe.