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.
Finally very similar to these potato fritters are the versions like the Onion Bajji, Urulaikizhangu Bajji, Bread Bajji
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 powder, 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.
vaishali sabnani says
The food in English countries is bland but with the right accompaniment it will be perfect .
I love these , don't mind even if bland .
Usha Rao says
Tell me about the bland taste. Got a similar remark my hubby and have to look for a new recipe now ????. Scottish fritters looks delicious.
Gayathri Kumar says
As we are so used to spicy stuff, just adding pepper powder tends to make it sound bland. But I love the taste as well as my daughter. These fritters look so inviting..
Nalini's Kitchen says
As Gayathri said we got used for spicy stuff,so only black pepper is not enough for our taste buds.BTW the fritter sounds interesting and tempting..
Sandhya Ramakrishnan says
We are so used to eating spicy things that I end up adding chili powder in every recipe. Love the idea of using sparkling water to make the fritters.
The Pumpkin Farm says
this is more like potato tempura and with the right texture of the batter am sure this would still taste good, it looks very well done in the picture..nice recipe
Priya Suresh says
Sounds almost like tempuras Valli, good to know about this easy crispy snacks, am sure my kids will love this fritters.
Harini-Jaya R says
Interesting use of sparkling water in these fritters
Srividhya Gopalakrishnan says
wow sparkling waters? Very interesting.. should give it a try.
so much like the Japanese Tempura - must try it sometime ! good pick Valli
Sapana Behl says
Fritters looks very crispy and interesting just like Potato Tempura.
Priya Srinivasan says
potato fritter with sparkling water, sounds interesting valli. we are so used to spicy food, we need chili in everything!! 🙂
Archana Potdar says
Looks and sounds like tempura. Delicious but a bit bland to my chili powder loving kids.
Smruti Shah says
Wow these look great. I add sparkling water to besan while making bhajji but all purpose is used here. Interesting recipe!
Ritu Tangri says
Addition of sparkling water to fritter batter sounds interesting
Suma Gandlur says
Those fritters look puffed up and crunchy.
Pavani N says
What an interesting potato bajji Valli. Scottish version looks so airy and crispy.
Sowmya :) says
Potatoe fritters with sparkling water sounds interesting. I have to try this though I probably have to add a dash of chilly powder to the batter for the husband to even think about trying it.
Suja Ram says
These Scottish Fritters sounds interesting. Nice idea to use sparkling water to create the fizzy effect.
Kiara Mackenzie says
I am Scottish and I live these, but if they are bland for your taste maybe try some chilli and smoked paprika in the batter? X
Thanks for dropping by Kiara, as I have mentioned in the post, I made sure I stay true to the recipe and made it as shared by the original recipe. I only added more spice to my husbands' share and rest we enjoyed as such and we loved it..:)