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
    Two slices of swede



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

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



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • sunflower oil, for greasing
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 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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29th Jan, 2016
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.
15th Sep, 2012
This is what we scots call clapshot - with a bacon twist
26th Apr, 2011
Above comment should read " a lovely tasty side dish ". Spell check gone mad!!! Sorry!
26th Apr, 2011
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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