Tattie Scones

What do you do with left-over mashed potatoes? Make Tattie Scones.

From Scotland, Tattie Scones are traditionally served at breakfast, but they are a great meal accompaniment at any time.

Also called potato scones, or Scottish Potato Scones, they are fast and easy to make. Delicious; here is the recipe to make Tattie Scones.

Tattie Scones
Tattie Scones

Sept. 14, 2020 by Deborah Esplin

Ingredients for Tattie Scones

275 grams of leftover mashed potatoes

100 grams of flour

NOTE: the quantity of flour is approximate. You want to add enough flour so that the mashed potatoes form a ball. You can not make the scones with warm mashed potatoes. They must be at room temperature, but it is better if they are cold from the fridge.

Preparation for Tattie Scones

In a bowl, add the flour to the mashed potatoes and mix until a ball forms. Split the dough into 4 equal balls. On a piece of parchment paper, roll out the ball until it is about 2mm  (1/16″).

Place a round bowl, about the size of the dough, rolled out, on the dough and cut around the edges of the bowl to form a circle. Cut the circle into 4 equal pieces. Place the pieces on a baking sheet. Generally, I don’t oil the baking sheet, but if your dough is very sticky, you should lightly oil the baking sheet. Do the same for the other balls.

Preheat the oven to 400 F. Bake the scones in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, turning them over halfway through the time.

You can also pan-fry the scones. Lightly oil a frying pan and, on medium heat, fry one side for about 4 minutes, then flip and fry the other side for 3 to 4 minutes.

I prefer the baking method because I don’t use oil.

TIP: If your scones are sticky, that means you did not add enough flour. Next time add a little more. The scones should not be sticky when you roll them and put them on the baking sheet.


Eat the scones when hot and spread a little butter over them.

They can be frozen and reheated or kept in the fridge for up to a few days and reheated.

Check out this recipe to make Mashed Potatoes, Made From Real Potatoes

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