Go Back
+ servings
Scottish Potato Scones Recipe

Scottish Potato Scones

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine scottish
Keyword savoury scones, scones
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Stef


  • non-stick skillet


  • 1 lb baking potatoes peeled, boiled, and mashed
  • 5 tbsp butter softened
  • 125 grams flour sifted
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Place mashed potatoes in a large bowl and set aside
  • Add 4 tbsp butter and salt just until combined
  • Whisk egg and add to the potato mixture
  • Add sifted flour and baking powder to the potatoes, and mix until a sticky dough forms
  • Roll out the dough onto a lightly floured surface until it is about 1/2 inch thick
  • Heat a skillet on the stove top to medium high heat
  • Cut the dough into 4 even triangle portions
  • Add remaining 1 tbsp butter to the hot skillet
  • Add the scones to the skillet and fry each side until golden, about 2-3 minutes
  • Serve warm and enjoy


Cool the potatoes slightly before adding the additional ingredients
Sifting flour removes the lumps, but it is completely optional
Do not overwork the dough to keep it from making the scones too dense