Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Potato Herb Scones

A tasty, delicious snack that everyone will love.  Simple and easy. Potatoes! Everyone's favourite, at least in my house.  Good in everything, curries, stews, breads, patties, just plain-old fries, in fact just about everything!  There are so many different variety of potatoes and some of them can be very expensive.  For this recipe, I use the US potatoes, as I love their floury texture which is excellent for mashing and roasting. This is simply great for breakfast or an after school snack.  Even my nine year old niece who doesn't like vegetables, ate a few of these without complaining, and I use chives, spring onions and cilantro! Try this one out and you will be making it again!

I'm linking this to Recipe Swap Thursday at Prairie Story

Potato Herb Scones
(adapted from "The Potato Cookbook")
375gm (12 oz) potatoes, peeled and cut into even-sizes pieces
15 gm (1/2 oz butter)
2 tbsps snipped chives
2 tbsp chopped parsely
75 gm (3 oz) plain or wholemeal flour
a little milk (optional)
flour, for dusting
sunflower oil, for frying
salt and pepper

  1. Cook the potatoes in a large saucepan of lightly salted boiling water for about 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain.
  2. Place the potatoes in a bowl and mash with the butter.  Add salt and pepper, to taste, and stir in the chives and parsley.  Beat in the flour.  Add a little milk if the mixture is too dry.
  3. Form the potato mixture into a ball and divide into 8 rounds.  Roll each one out on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of about 5mm (1/4 inch).  Prick surface all over with a fork.
  4. Lightly oil a heavy-based frying pan.  Heat the pan, then cook the potato scones, a few at a time, for 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown.


  1. Delicious and beautiful looking scones..

  2. I'm always looking for something new to do with potatoes. These look great. Never tried a savory scone. Definitely adding these to my list of things to try!

  3. simply delicious! I ♥ scones!!

  4. Great pictures. The scones look really tasty.

  5. V also make something similar to this,called "alu tikkies"...Looks so delish and crispy...

  6. I love potatoes...looks delicious. Will definitely try out this recipe...

  7. beautiful n tempting scones ...love to have them anytime


  8. Oh my, I could eat so many of these that it would be detrimental to my health.


  9. This does look like a tasty snack- I love potatoes and these potato scones sound yummy.

  10. These look delish! I am sure my parents-inlaw would love these!

  11. Hi everyone,
    Thank you for your lovely comments! Have a pleasant day!

  12. Hello my fren! How U been? I just browsed through Ur blog...owh dear, how much I've missed here! I simply love Ur dedication in cooking and the step pics..;)

    Homemade yoghurt...WOW!

    Those scones are making me really hungry now...how I wished I could grab some now...hehe!

    Owh yeah...keep Ur eyes open for the ramekins. That's what I did, finally got it. Took me more than a year lor! hahaha ;)

  13. Ces galettes doivent être délicieuses en plus d'être très jolies.
    Recette à retenir.
    A bientôt.

  14. I am a potato lover and this is a new way to make them, for me. I can't wait to do just that.

  15. What delicious potato scones! I wish I could reach in and grab one!

  16. Hi Love2Cook,
    Yes, I'm continuing the lookout for the ramekins!

    Hi Nadji,
    Thank you! Have a nice day.

    Hi Sweet and Savory,
    Welcome and thank you for being my follower! Hope you enjoy trying this out. Have a nice day!

    Hi Reeni,
    Yes, I wish you could grab one too! Have a nice day!

  17. I am stopping by from Prairie Story. I love scones and will try your wonderful recipe.
    Thank you...

  18. This sounds like a delicious way to serve potatoes. I make something very similar using raw, grated potatoes. Yours look wonderful!

  19. Your scones look really delicious! I didn't realise you could make scones with potatoes - thank you for sharing your recipe.

  20. These sound and look just amazing...I love savory scones. Beautiful :)

  21. That looks so delicious, you're making me hungry. I want to try out this recipe, this would make a great side dish! Thanks for posting!

  22. I've never tried a savory scone either. These look scrumptious! Easy too!

  23. These look great, thanks so much. Always looking for something delicious to use up those extra potatoes.

  24. Hi Miz Helen,
    Nice to see you from Prairie Story. Hope you will enjoy the potato scones. Please do drop by again. Have a nice day.

    Hi Savoring Time in The Kitchen,
    Thank you for stopping by! This scones makes delicious snack. Have a lovely day.

    Hi Magic of Spice,
    Thank you for your nice comments. Have a good day!

    Hi Priscilla,
    Hope you enjoy trying it out! Have a lovely day!

    Hi Brenda,
    Yup, this is very easy and tasty too! Thanks for dropping in. Have a lovely day!

    Hi Melynda,
    Thank you for visiting. Do try out this scones, it is indeed a good way to use up extra potatoes. Have a lovely day!

    Hi April@The 21st Century Housewife,
    Thank you for visiting. You're most welcome for the recipe. Hope you enjoy trying it out. Have a nice day!

  25. These look REALLY good! Thank you for sharing!

  26. Hi Prairie Story,
    Thank you! It's my pleasure to be in Recipe Swap. Thanks for hosting!

  27. These look AMAZING!! Wanted to invite you to link them up at an event I host titled Seasonal Sundays! They fit the theme quite well! :)