Potato Scones

(Tattie Scones)

Potato scones or tattie scones as they are known, are traditionally served when you have a full cooked Scottish Breakfast.

The Americans have 'hash browns', we in Scotland have tattie scones. Of course the main ingredient is potatoes, so needless to say, although they are called 'scones' they are very different from the recipes for drop scones, which in Scotland are called pancakes, or what people think of as traditional scone, which are often served with lovely home-made raspberry jam and fresh cream.

We would traditionally serve potato scones with bacon, egg, Lorne Sausage and possibly grilled tomato and/or mushrooms for the famous Scottish Breakfast. (If you're not that keen in eating a great big breakfast but prefer toast and jam or marmalade, sign up for my free ezine for your free copy of my mini recipe book which contains a recipe for marmalade).

The most common way to serve potato scones is to fry them, but they can be grilled and of course you could serve them as an alternative to plain potatoes with some dishes.

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Potato Scones

Potato Scones or Tattie Scones


8oz / 250gms Floury Potatoes (Maris piper is best)
1oz / 25gms Butter
2oz / 50gms Plain Flour
Half tsp teaspoon Salt
Quarter Teaspoon of baking Powder


  • Boil the potatoes until tender,

  • Drain and mash with the butter.

  • Mix the flour salt and baking powder and stir into the warm mash to make dough.

  • Turn on to a floured board

  • Roll out to a quarter inch thick.

  • Cut into circles (about 6 inches) and then into quarters

  • Prick with a fork

  • Heat a large heavy frying pan with a little oil

  • Cook for approx 3-4 mins on both sides until golden brown
Serve with bacon, lorne sausage and fried eggs for breakfast.

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Also look at some of the recipes contributed by visitors to this site.
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