Scotch Scallops

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Yummy

Scotch Scallops

No, not the fishy type.

My old Mum used to serve this dish, potatoes sliced (as in Boulangere) and fried in the frying pan on top of the stove, they were delish, and I am trying to recreate the dish tonight.

But, does anyone have a definitive recipe, or was it something she made up? Have googled and come up with only one using potatoes and onions, (which btw is what I did) but most use mince beef or scallops with mash pots.

HELP !!!

ps we were brought up in the North West, Lancashire (old boundaries) if it helps.

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Nausea Bagwash

Scallops

I'm on the Cheshire/Derbyshire/Lancashire borders and around here scallops are slices of potato dipped in batter and deep-fried. They are frequently found in fish and chip shops. My mother used to make them at home (She's a south Derbyshire woman).

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Liz from Cumbria

Scallops vs Stovies?

Yummy, I remember scallops exactly the same way as Nausea does (and there's a pub landlady, now in her late 80s, who still does them on occasion if there's a "do" in the pub.) My dad's mum was a Scot and she used to do stovies (no batter) but unfortunately I can't remember exactly how she did them but they were yummy - just like your name ;o)

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Yummy

Scotch Scallops

Thanks NB, Yes I can relate to the Scallops from the Chippy !! But these were more like Potatoes Boulangere, but made on top of the stove and fried until crispy on one side, then turned and fried again until crispy on the other. Perhaps that is just what she called them and I have just continued that tradition.
Tonight I sliced them quite thinly, placed one layer in an oiled pan and then some finely sliced onion, then another layer of potatoes, I fried them until I heard it spit, then put in about an egg cup full of water and then cut up some butter and placed it on top, cooked for around 10 mins on a medium heat, then turned the potatoes over and repeated the process. results so far are looking good. Going to serve it with some Pork Steaks cooked with a few herbs and spices...wish me luck !!!

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kez76

real scotch scollops

Meal for 2 ingredients needed ... 4 large potatoes washed and sliced, 1 packet of either unsmoked Bacon then cut into strips then 1 large white onion finely chopped 2 oxo cubes and half pint of cold water. Find a medium size pirex bowl with lid put all ingredients in dish cover with water and oxo cubes put the lid on place on a oven tray put oven on medium heat and cook for 1 1/2 hours stirring it a few times then serve with crusty bread ..
Very very tasty..

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Yummy

Real Scotch Scallops

Kez76, not sure just HOW you found this post back to last year, but thanks anyway, and I think "welcome" to Delia !!

Your recipe sounds good, but am sure Mum never did put the bacon in, although it may well have been cooked in bacon fat ! Will be sure and give it a go anyway....and thanks again ..would love to know how you got here :)

Yummy

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Yummy

Real Scotch Scallops...p.s.

Thinking about it, my MiL did a similar dish layering the bacon, pots and onions, cooked slow in the oven. That was delish also, but erved as a side dish.

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kez76

real Scotch scollops

Hi sorry should of explained I typed in the title Scotch scollops because I was making it that day and wondered if anybody had the same recipe as me haha I got mine from my nan. I just came across this site and had to put my views across haha thanks for for the reply ...

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Gravy Queen

scotch Scallops

Yes I remember scallops as NB has described, you got them in the chippy - no idea if they still do them

What was the "scotch" bit - scotch as in the drink or scottish?

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julieanneone

Scotch Scallops

My mum made this using thick cut bacon with slices of potato and onion layered and finished off with a final layer of bacon. Covered in tin foil and baked in the overn. This was a quick and easy and cheap and satsifying winter meal. The method and recipe came from my nan who was Lancashire, Wigan, born and bred. I am making it now and this is why I have joined this website, well not the only reason as I am a Delia devotee, she has made my family happy on many occassions!

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Alan Hardy

Aljo

I'm starting to think that Scotch Scallops is peculiar to Wigan as the only people who seem to have heard of it are all from the immediate area and just a few miles away such as Ormskirk or Bolton it is unheard of. The best recipe I've come up with after experimenting is sliced floury potatoes layered with sliced onions in a shallow dish then pour in stock (Oxo?) to cover, season to taste then place slices of streaky bacon over the top and dot with butter. Cover and cook in a medium oven for 45 mins. Remove the lid and cook for an extra 15 mins to crisp the bacon and thicken the sauce.

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Yummy

Scotch Scallops

"I'm starting to think that Scotch Scallops is peculiar to Wigan as the only people who seem to have heard of it are all from the immediate area and just a few miles away such as Ormskirk or Bolton it is unheard of. "

That could well be true Alan, My Mum was born and bred in St Helens (not far) and we lived close by in N-le-W.
Although one difference in Mum's, she used to make them on top of the stove in a large frying pan, Mum-in Law however used the oven method layering the potatoes, onions and bacon.....both ways delicious.

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kez76

real scotch scollops

hi all i am from wigan and this recipe came from my mum its very very tasty love it it warms up the cotton socks hahaha

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kez76

scotch scollops

i totally agree

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LozWeasel

Scotch Scallops

I am from Chorley and my mum regularly used to make Scotch Scallops for us - we loved them. They were simply sliced potatoes shallow fried in a frying pan. They were quicker to make than chips and as kids we preferred them. Maybe it is just a central Lancashire thing, but as a Chorlean, it pains me to have to agree with a Wiganer!

 
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