Tattie Scone Potato Scone Recipe AKA Potato Pancake From Mashed Potatoes
Traveling through Scotland I got to try these fantastic little fluffy potato pancakes. They are also known as potato scones throughout the UK. A potato scone or tattie scone is a regional variant of the savoury griddle scone which is especially popular in Scotland. Every hotel served these for breakfast and no wonder they are soo popular in Scotland. They are like a mashed potato made into a pancake. Very creamy texture, buttery and delicious. I helped myself to piles of these every morning. Naturally when I got back I wanted to make these at home. I believe this recipe is spot on. Just like the ones I had in Scotland for breakfast. Now the only thing missing is the sausages and fried mushrooms to go with. Still haven’t found the same sausages they serve there. But frying up mushrooms is simple. These potato scones or pancakes also go well with broiled tomatoes , an egg, black pudding, a rasher of bacon (which in the United Kingdom is more like thinly sliced ham), and baked beans as is customarily served in the UK and known as the “Full Scottish breakfast”.
This tattie scone recipe is great is you are looking for a way to use leftover mashed potatoes. Since this potato pancake can be made from leftover mashed potatoes. If you don’t have leftover mashed potatoes you will need to boil some potatoes to make these Scottish potato scones. Boil the potatoes for about 25 minutes or until they are easily pierced with a fork. If you are using fresh potatoes add butter and salt. Taste to adjust the salt to you liking and then add the baking powder and flour. You can leave out the baking powder. I tried both with and without baking powder and did not notice a significant difference. Knead and roll out or press out little circles with your hands. They should be about a quarter inch thick and 6 inches in circumference. Fry in butter till golden brown on both sides. Simple and delicious!