Crispy neeps 'n' tatties cake

Crispy neeps 'n' tatties cake

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr


Serves 6 as a side dish
This Scottish take on a rösti goes well with game, duck breast or roast chicken

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal267
  • fat14g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs31g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre5g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.75g
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  • 1 large swede, peeled and cut into chunks



    A member of the cabbage family, the swede is often confused with the turnip, though they look…

  • 4 baking potato, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 50g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • sunflower oil, for greasing

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 8 thin slices pancetta



    Pancetta is Italian cured pork belly - the equivalent of streaky bacon. It has a deep, strong,…


  1. Boil the swede and potatoes in salted water for about 20 mins until completely tender, then drain well. Return to the pan under a very low heat for a few mins to dry out. Off the heat, bash the veg into a chunky mash with half the butter, a touch of salt and lots of pepper.

  2. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Grease an ovenproof frying pan with a splash of oil and line the pan with the pancetta so it meets in the middle (like the stripes on the Union Flag). Press the veg into the dish (you can get up to this stage up to a day ahead and keep in the fridge). Dot with the remaining butter, then bake for about 40 mins until crisp and golden. Remove from the oven, turn out onto a board and cut into wedges.

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Comments (4)

aunty_t's picture

Made this to go with Haggis for a Burns Night meal and it was delicious. I served them both with the Hairy Bikers whisky cream sauce, and the whole lot was wonderful, all be it about 3 million calories a mouthful with the double cream sauce and butter in the neeps'n'tatties cake! Will definitely be making it again.

nikkiswhiskers's picture

This is what we scots call clapshot - with a bacon twist

jami64's picture

Above comment should read " a lovely tasty side dish ". Spell check gone mad!!! Sorry!

jami64's picture

This is a lovely gadget side dish. I used smoked streaky bacon and it worked very well. Will be making this again.

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