A frying pan with potato scones in it

Potato scones

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Tattie scones, a classic Scottish comfort food, are made using floury potatoes, soured cream and fresh chives. Serve with crispy bacon and roasted tomatoes


Enjoy these potato scones for a casual brunch, then check out our fruit sconescheese scones, poppy seed scones and more scone recipes.

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  • floury potatoes (such as Maris Piper or King Edward) 500g, peeled and chopped into pieces
  • salted butter a knob, plus extra for frying
  • soured cream 100g
  • chives ½ a bunch, finely chopped
  • plain flour 200g
  • black peppercorns ground to make ½ tsp
  • crispy bacon to serve
  • roasted tomatoes to serve


  • Step 1

    Put the potatoes into a large pan of lightly salted cold water, bring to the boil and simmer until very tender to the point of a knife. Drain and leave to steam for 5 minutes, then tip back into the pan with the butter, and mash.

  • Step 2

    Scrape the mash into a bowl with the soured cream, chives, flour, black pepper and plenty of salt, and mix until completely combined into a smooth dough.

  • Step 3

    Flour a worksurface, tip out the dough, and sprinkle some flour over the top. Use a rolling pin to roll out to a circle the same size as your largest non-stick frying pan. Use a sharp knife to cut the dough, like a pizza, into eight equal triangles.

  • Step 4

    Heat the frying pan over a medium heat, melt in a little butter and swirl the pan so it covers the base evenly. Cook the potato scones for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown.

  • Step 5

    Serve with crispy bacon and roasted tomatoes, if you like.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 358
  • Fat 9.5g
  • Saturates 5.7g
  • Carbs 58.3g
  • Sugars 2.1g
  • Fibre 4g
  • Protein 7.9g
  • Salt 0.3g