Potato scones: this potato scones recipe quick, cheap and very cheerful

Potato scones are a traditional Scottish dish enjoyed alone, or as a side dish – here's how to make them

potato scones
(Image credit: Aldi)

Potato scones are nothing like the scones (which we've also written a recipe for) that you might eat with jam and cream, and are often enjoyed as an accompaniment to dinner, or as a tasty addition to a Scottish breakfast – think of them kind of like a hash brown or fried bread. 

What's more, they only call for three simple ingredients and can be prepared in little to no time at all. Perfect served up as a side with bacon and eggs, or with poached eggs on top, they're the perfect carb load you're looking for on a weekend – or, in lockdown – during the week, too.

We're a little bit obsessed with them, so couldn't wait to share the recipe with you when we spotted it. Check it out below, then head over to our food hub for more recipe ideas and inspiration.

  • Special thanks to Aldi for sharing this recipe with us

Potato scones 

(Image credit: Aldi)


  • Potatoes, 300 grams
  • Plain flour, 65 grams
  • Butter, 50 grams
  • Salt and pepper, for seasoning
  • A dash of oil


1. Peel and halve the potatoes before placing in a pan of salted water to boil. Once tender, drain, mash with the butter and season with a little pepper.

2. Next, add the flour and mix until you have a pliable dough. Now turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll to the depth of a pound coin.

3. Cut into 20cm circles then cut these into quarters and prick with a fork.

4. Heat a heavy frying pan and brush with oil. Now fry the pieces of dough for two to three minutes on each side until lightly browned.

Serve up with your favourite brunch eggs. Yum.

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