Potato Scones

Potato Scones

Making your own potato scones is a great way to use up potatoes, freeze the prepared tattie scones and you’ll have breakfast sorted for weeks!  These potato scones are a perfect pairing with Scottish Square Sausage.

5 from 1 vote
Potato Scones
Servings: 32 potato scones
  • 500 grams floury potatoes (maris piper or king edward)
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Pinch white pepper
  • 100 grams plain flour
  1. Peel and quarter the potatoes.  Place the potatoes in a large pan of water, season generously with sea salt and bring to the boil.  Once boiling, reduce the heat a little and simmer for 15-18 minutes or until tender.

  2. Drain off the water and return the cooked potatoes to the pan over the lowest possible heat.  Add the butter, sea salt and white pepper and mash until smooth.

  3. Add the plain flour, 1/3 at a time and mix well through the potatoes until fully incorporated and the mixture becomes dough-like and easy to handle.

  4. Take a handful of the mixture and roll into rounds on a floured work surface to a thickness of around 1/2 inch or 1cm.  Cut the round into 4 equal slices and prick each slice with a fork.

  5. Heat a lightly greased heavy frying pan over a medium heat.  Place the prepared potato scones into the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes, turning as necessary until cooked through and golden on each side.

  6. As the potato scones cook, set them aside on a plate and repeat the process with the remaining dough.  When all the potato scones are cooked, allow them to cool completely, cover and store in the fridge for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 1 month.

  7. To fry your potato scones:  Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a frying pan over a high heat.  Fry the potato scones for 2-3 minutes, turning often until golden and crispy.  Serve with a full Scottish breakfast!

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4 thoughts on “Potato Scones

  1. Kenny

    Haven’t tried your recipte yet but it looks good. I’m out in China for a while, and missing making – and eating – my own homebaked bread. Besides – I don’t have an oven! Expecting my family to join us soon and they will be delighted to be served tattle scones in Beijing!


  2. 5 stars
    Hi Kenny

    The tattie scones went down a treat. I didn’t have scales but we got there! I’ve probably made a rod for my own back now – shop ones a poor substitute!

    Loving the Chinese food, although as a (near) vegetarian that limits choice – but plenty still to go on.

    Must get your book. I love cooking but I don’t do complicated.

    1. Thanks so much Pauline! I’m so glad the potato scones went down well! I’m with you on the complicated cooking, minimum effort > maximum satisfaction as the saying goes!

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