Potato Fritters

Tattie (Potato) fritters

Summary: In Scotland, potatoes are commonly called “tatties”. Tattie fritters or potato fritters are sold in most Fish and Chip shops in the country. When I was young, a single fritter was a cheap snack on the way home from school. A portion of fritters would be an alternative to chips. It was common for us to order a bread roll and fritter for lunch.

Ingredients Tattie fritters

  • 2-3 large potatoes peeled
  • 150 g plain flour
  • 200 ml beer
  • salt and pepper
  • vegetable oil for frying


  1. Slice the potatoes lengthwise into 3/4cm (0.75cm) slices.
  2. Whisk together the flour and bear and season.
  3. Heat 3-4 cm of oil in a heavy based saucepan. Oil temp 165°C/ 325°F.
  4. Dip the potato slices into the batter then into the hot oil Fry for a few minutes on each side until golden brown – if the oil is too hot they will cook on the outside and not on the inside, and if it’s not hot enough the batter will be soggy and greasy.
  5. Drain on kitchen paper.

Quick Notes

Some say that using soda water instead of beer makes the batter lighter.

Preparation time: 20 min Cooking time: 15 mins Total time: 35 min Yield: 3 servings

Diet type: Vegetarian

Meal type: main

Culinary tradition: Scottish

By Rincewind42

My rating: 5 stars: ★★★★★

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