Combining cooked and raw potato with flour to make a thick cake is a decidedly northern recipe. It’s very common throughout Ulster, and we’re aware of it and occasionally run across it in other parts of Ireland, the same way, you might say, that parts of America know other parts of America eat a lot of barbecue, even though you might not eat it every day. There is in Dublin a restaurant of many years standing called The Boxty House, where large, flat boxty cakes are rolled around a variety of fillings such as creamed bacon and cabbage.
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