These scones have a texture similar to that of mashed potatoes. In Scotland, they are cooked on a griddle and served with breakfast. We added some cheese to this recipe to make the scones even more irresistible.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring potatoes to a boil in a pot of lightly salted water. Reduce heat, and simmer until fork tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain well.

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  • While still warm, push potatoes through the large holes of a ricer, or use a potato masher to mash them until smooth (you should have 2 1/2 cups). Stir butter into warm potatoes until combined well. Stir together flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, then stir into potatoes with a wooden spoon until just combined. Form dough into a ball on a lightly floured work surface. Cover with a dish towel, and let cool for 20 minutes.

  • Dust rolling pin and work surface with flour, and roll out dough to an 8-by-10-inch rectangle. Sprinkle half with cheese, and fold to create a 4-by-10-inch rectangle. Gently roll out. With a floured knife, cut dough into four 2 1/2-by-4-inch rectangles, then cut each in half diagonally.

  • Heat a griddle or a large cast-iron or non-stick skillet over medium heat, and add 1 teaspoon butter. When it has completely melted and is sizzling, cook 4 scones until golden brown and cheese melts, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Keep scones warm in a 200 degree oven while you cook the remaining dough.

Reviews (4)

126 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 54
  • 2 star values: 18
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 5.0 stars
06/17/2020
It is one of my all-time favorite potato recipes. They are like baked mashed potatoes, crispy on the outside but very fluffy inside. This is a keeper.
Rating: 5.0 stars
06/17/2020
It is one of my all-time favorite potato recipes. They are like baked mashed potatoes, crispy on the outside but very fluffy inside. This is a keeper.
Rating: 3 stars
04/28/2018
You really need egg to bind this mixture together so it doesn't crumble so easily.
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2017
Everything was great, fast n' easy dish for every day.
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2014
So rich and delicious! I was having a hard time flipping them and they were losing their shape (perhaps I should have added more flour?) so I ended up making them smaller than what was recommended, but they turned out great! This would be good to make for a brunch (but I would eat it any time of day!!)
Rating: Unrated
11/08/2012
This was so great going to make them again tonight
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