Continuing the theme of using things up so we don’t have to go to the shops. We had 125g of left-over mashed potato in the fridge, so this morning I made potato scones. The ratio of flour to mashed potato is around 1:5 so I added 25g flour. I mashed the flour into the potatoes until it was all well mixed, and then drew the mixture together with my hands. I rolled it out into a circle, and then cut that into six wedges. I fried the scones in lard until browned on both sides, and served with a couple of fried eggs and some Stornoway black pudding.
I think I got this recipe from Nadine Abensur’s new Cranks’ recipe book, which I gave to someone. We are in peak egg season at the moment, I have been given so many boxes of eggs. Combine that with summer potatoes, and the sweet burn of fresh garlic from the garden. Who knew that the Hebrides could be so lush.
- New potatoes, around 4 medium sized, or more if they are smaller
- 1 red onion
- 1 large clove of garlic
- Lots of olive oil
- tomatoes, peppers or other vegetable, optional
- salt and pepper
- 8 eggs
- Slice the potatoes thickly, and slice the onions finely. Chop the garlic.
- Heat some olive oil in a large deep frying pan. Turn the heat to low and then add the potatoes, onions and garlic. Cook on a low low heat until the potatoes are cooked. Stir so that nothing burns.
- Meanwhile, beat the eggs with salt and pepper.
- Add the fried potatoes to the eggs
- Put the onions or other vegetables with a little oil in the pan, and then, over a medium heat, add the eggs and potatoes.
- Once the edges and bottom of the frittata appear to be cooked, put the pan under a hot grill for 4-5 minutes
Serve in slices with salad and wine.