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
- Slice the potatoes lengthwise into 3/4cm (0.75cm) slices.
- Whisk together the flour and bear and season.
- Heat 3-4 cm of oil in a heavy based saucepan. Oil temp 165°C/ 325°F.
- 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.
- Drain on kitchen paper.
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
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