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Potato Scones

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Categories: Allergy-Free, Finger Foods, Snacks, St. Patrick's Day, Vegetarian
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

These smooth potato pancakes are addictive, especially topped with lots of butter. In Scotland, they are called "tattie scones"

Prep Time: prep 30 mins

Cooking Time: cook 18 mins

Serves: makes 8 scones

Ingredients:

  • 1lb ( 450g) baking potatoes, such as Burbank or russet, peeled and diced
  • 1 / 3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 / 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 / 2 tsp salt
  • vegetable oil, for the griddle
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Directions:

  1. Boil the potatoes in lightly salted water about 20 minutes, until tender. Drain and pat dry with paper towels. Then place in a bowl and mash until smooth using a potato masher.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into the warm mashed potatoes, and mix well to make a pliable dough.
  3. Turn onto lightly floured work surface and knead briefly until smooth. Pat the dough into a 7in (18cm) square. Cut the dough into quarters, then cut each in half diagonally to make 8 triangles.
  4. Brush a griddle pan lightly with oil and heat until hot. Add the scones and cook, turning halfway through, about 4 minutes, until golden brown. Serve hot or warm.
Tips:
  • prep 30 mins; cook 18 mins

Variations

Savory Potato Scones: Add finely chopped fried onion, dried mixed herbs, or even curry powder to the mashed potato dough before rolling out.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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