Scotland will always have a special place in our hearts. We honeymooned there - and though we were on somewhat of a shoestring budget, we had an absolutely amazing time.
For Thanksgiving this year, we made neeps and tatties instead of plain mashed potatoes because we loved them when we had them in Scotland and because we feel a little bit better about eating mash if there are some turnips thrown in there too.
But instead of making a normal sized pot, we overestimated how much we'd need to feed our guests, made a humongous pot of them, and had a ton leftover. Not quite literally a ton, but close. And although we love them, there's only so much of one thing you can eat before you never want to see another helping of it again in your life. I definitely didn't want to get to that point with mash.
Here's what to do:
Warm your leftover mash slightly in the microwave - 30 seconds should do it.
Mix two tablespoons of flour in with your mash and then continue adding and mixing in flour a tablespoon at a time until you have a nice dough. It's okay if it's a little sticky, but you don't want it to be so sticky that you can't handle it. You may need more or less flour than the recipe calls for, depending on how thick your neeps and tatties were originally.
Flatten into a disk and put flour on both sides.
Then, press into a circle until the dough is about 1/4" thick.
Cut a cross in your circle so you end up with four scones.
Melt the butter in a frying pan and cook the scones for about three minutes on each side over medium heat. I have found that the second side needs less time than the first.
Serve with a fried egg, a fried tomato, or some leftover cranberry sauce.