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amrscot Fri 22-Feb-19 14:29:59

A bit of a weird one but me and DP can't decide who is right confused

Which side of the potato cake would you butter!? The smooth side or the rough side?

I've attached pictures, I always butter the smooth side but he says I'm doing it wrong.

PlainSpeakingStraightTalking Fri 22-Feb-19 14:30:53

Third option - you butter potato cakes?

Divgirl2 Fri 22-Feb-19 14:30:57

What kind of monster butters a tattie scone?!

amrscot Fri 22-Feb-19 14:32:48

@PlainSpeakingStraightTalking @Divgirl2 what! shock

dementedpixie Fri 22-Feb-19 14:33:43

You fry them and have them in a roll with square sausage!

KillerSpider Fri 22-Feb-19 14:33:55

You are both wrong.
You split it and butter the middle.

LagunaBubbles Fri 22-Feb-19 14:34:09

That's a tattie scone, they get fried, not buttered! grin

amrscot Fri 22-Feb-19 14:34:11

@dementedpixie never heard of that before 😂

dementedpixie Fri 22-Feb-19 14:34:23

Or fry them and have them in a roll with fried egg. You don't butter them!

amrscot Fri 22-Feb-19 14:34:49

Wow so we're both doing them wrong then 😂

SneakyGremlins Fri 22-Feb-19 14:35:20

Butter then put it in a toastie. With BBQ sauce.

amrscot Fri 22-Feb-19 14:36:09

To be fair on warburtons website it does say top them with butter, is this a northern thing then?

WeeDangerousSpike Fri 22-Feb-19 14:36:12

Wtf is a potato cake?! Butter?! What?!

LagunaBubbles Fri 22-Feb-19 14:37:20


CaptainButtock Fri 22-Feb-19 14:38:09

Never had one myself. Curious now tho...
And would have to say rough side ( applying crumpet principle of better absorption)

amrscot Fri 22-Feb-19 14:38:29


JellySlice Fri 22-Feb-19 14:38:40

If you have no cultural referents (ie just discovered them in the supermarket and thought "Mmm carbfest!") butter the rough side because the butter soaks in better than on the smooth side and you get twice as much butter on that way.

dementedpixie Fri 22-Feb-19 14:39:08

I call them potato scones rather than potato cakes too.

CaptainButtock Fri 22-Feb-19 14:39:16

Square sausages?!! What fresh hell is this?! shockgrin

dementedpixie Fri 22-Feb-19 14:40:31

They are yummy - made of steak/ beef.

amrscot Fri 22-Feb-19 14:40:53

@dementedpixie my Scottish nan used to have square sausages.

Where are you from?

PlainSpeakingStraightTalking Fri 22-Feb-19 14:41:58

I like square sausages

I'm stuck at buttering them and eating them like crumpets! shock

Surely they go on the side of a fry up ?

PlainSpeakingStraightTalking Fri 22-Feb-19 14:42:38

You get packets of square sausages in supermarkets, in the frozen aisle

amrscot Fri 22-Feb-19 14:42:37

@PlainSpeakingStraightTalking I guess you could but I think most people butter them

PoliticalBiscuit Fri 22-Feb-19 14:42:40

You are being unreasonable.

Making me NEED a potato cake when I don't bloody have one.

I'm not helping you out by answering your question, even though there is clearly only one right answer.

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