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Leftover-Potato 'Tatty' Scones recipe

easy potato 'tatty' scones recipeThese are our favourite use for left over mashed potato so we eat quite a few in the colder months of the year.

Once you realise how awesome they are, you'll probably add an extra potato for mashing just to make sure there's leftovers! 


Potato Scones are traditionally a Scottish thing, which is why every time I eat them I can't help but be transported back to my Nan's bungalow by the sea at breakfast time. They're super simple to make, fluffy and filling, and just dreamy accompanied by a gooey egg...


Ingredients: (serves 2)

approx. 1 fist sized lump of mashed potato

4-5 tbsp plain flour

salt & pepper

oil for frying



1. Pop your leftover mashed potato in a bowl & season well.

2. Mix with several tablespoons of flour and blend until it starts forming dough. Keep adding flour a spoonful at a time until the consistency is just tough enough to be rolled out.

3. Flour your worktop (or a plate or chopping board if that's what you're working with) and roll or press the dough into a large flat round approx 1cm thick. Remember to keep it small enough to fit into your frying pan though – you may have to split the dough into two and cook it in batches. 

4. Transfer carefully into a hot frying pan with a small quantity of oil - unless there is a lot of butter in the mashed potato already in which case it tends to grease itself.

5. Fry for a few mins until lightly brown on one side, turn down the heat slightly and flip the pancake over.

6. When the other side is also nicely browned, divide into the traditional triangles (using your spatula) and serve up with whatever breakfast items you wish!


No rolling pin? Use whatever you have to hand – wine bottles make great rollers, or poke it into shape with your fingers if necessary!


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