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Here’s why Boxty is the regional Irish delicacy that deserves to go nationwide

A cult following.

THERE ARE MANY unique foods that Ireland can claim ownership of – the chicken fillet roll, the purple snack, and the spice bag are some recent examples.

And a more traditional one that is truly ours is boxty. But what the hell is it?

Basically, it’s part pancake, part hash brown


A form potato bread, if you will.

Don’t get put off by the raw potatoes, the end result is fabulous

And boxty thrives in the north midlands, parts of Connacht and in the south of Ulster

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It has the power to remind people of their childhood

Perhaps Leitrim might be its most famous exponent

So much so that you’d stick it in the luggage if you’re visiting someone abroad

Smuggling boxty through customs.

Boxty works at breakfast or dinner

It has a bit of a reputation as a diddly-eye type dish

But LOADS of Irish people eat it

There are folk songs dedicated to boxty ffs

We all just need to get on board now.

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