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Potato (Tattie) Scones

Potato scones, or tattie scones as they are referred to in Scotland, are typically served as part of a cooked Scottish breakfast but can be enjoyed anytime of the day.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Scottish
Keyword Potato Scones, Scottish Potato Scones, Tattie Scones
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 95kcal

Ingredients

  • 500g (1 lb) Starchy Potatoes Peeled and cut into rough chunks of approx. 3-5 cm cubed.
  • ½ tsp Salt Optional, add to taste. Do not add if making for baby.
  • 125g (1 cup) Flour
  • 40g (3 tbsp) Butter Room temperature.

Instructions

  • Add the potatoes to a large pan and cover with water. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer until soft (approx. 15 mins)
  • Drain the potatoes, return to the pan and mash until smooth. Add salt to taste. Allow to cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl add the mashed potato, flour and butter. Combine gently with your fingers to make a dough.
  • Divide the dough into 3 balls and transfer to a lightly floured work surface. Roll each ball into a circle about 5mm (1/4 inch) thick, prick all over with a fork, then cut into quarters.
  • Heat a griddle / frying pan over a medium heat. Once hot, carefully transfer the potato scones, in batches, to the pan and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

Notes

POTATOES: Floury/starchy potatoes are best for this recipe. Varieties of starchy potatoes include (but are not limited to): Russet, Idaho, Yukon Gold, Maris Piper,King Edward, Desiree and Dutch cream potatoes.
FORMING CIRCLES / TRIANGLES: You can cut around a side plate to neaten the circle but it is not required. Use a pizza cutter / pastry knife or sharp knife to cut the triangles. A blunt or doughy knife will drag the dough and will not give a clean cut. 
FRYING: I dry cook but this may not work with all pans. If needed you can grease the pan with a little butter / fat before hand
Nutritional Information is a ROUGH guide only, calculated using an online nutrition calculator. 

Nutrition

Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 83IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg