Scottish Tattie Fritters are Scottish Style fritters made with Potatoes. These are Potato Fritters or Tattie Fritters as they say in Scotland, a popular potato snack made with sparkling water battered with all-purpose flour batter and deep-fried.
Tattie is another word for potato, commonly used across Scotland. Scottish Tattie Scones are the other famous dish from Scotland.
For the third day of making Tea Time Snacks with Potato as the main ingredient, I have something from Scottish cuisine. I had an idea of making each day from different countries, somehow I repeated our own cuisine twice.
What are these Scottish Tattie Fritters?
These Scottish Tattie Fritters are almost like our own potato bajji, however, the difference lies in using sparkling water to mix the batter. That ensures the fritters to be crispy and nice for a longer time. The best part was that even Chinnu loved it.
With any new dish that gets made, Konda and Peddu are always ready to try. However, Chinnu always keeps away from trying new dishes. This was the first time he was willing to even bite into it.
I wanted to keep it as true to the original recipe. I only used pepper powder sparingly for Hubby dear's fritters alone. He said these fritters tasted fantastic and great. However, he was not able to eat more as it was bland for his taste. The rest of us gobbled it up quickly!
Enjoy these Scottish Tattie Fritters for Tea Time and relax!
My inspiration is Tartantastes's post. The author shares her childhood memories. She says Malt vinegar a classic British condiment makes a great side for this snack.
Scottish Tattie Fritters
- 2 large Potatoes sliced as thin circles
For the Batter
- 2 cups All Purpose Flour / Maida
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- Sparkling Water (1/2 to 1 cup approx.)
- Pepper Powder as per taste (I added this, not included in the original recipe)
How to make Tattie Fritters
- First peel and slice the potatoes into 1/2 inch slices and soak in water.
For the batter
- Take the flour, salt, pepper, baking powder in a bowl and slowly add the sparkling water. The whole mixture will bubble up.
- Slowly using a spoon, whisk the entire mixture till you get a thick batter. Adjust the seasoning.
- Heat the kadai with cooking oil. Dip the sliced potato in the batter and gently drop into the hot oil.
- Cook on both sides till it turns to golden. Drain on a kitchen towel.
- Serve with ketchup.
Soaking these sliced potatoes in water will prevent them from getting oxidized.
Make the batter just before frying and ensure the oil is at the right smoking point.
These Scottish Tattie Fritters are part of the Mega BM where I feature Potato in 26 different forms.