Christmas Smoked Trout Tattie Scones

This delicious Scottish smoked trout and tattie scones recipe is absolutely perfect as a Christmas starter or on a sharing nibble plate but be warned they are so addictive and you may need to make more than you think!

The lovely smoked trout from The Tobermory Fish Co was absolutly delicious and I would like to highly recommend trying it. You willl find out a wee bit more about them down below but for the recipe I have used the fluffy tattie (potato) scone recipe on my website to create some lovely tiny tattie scones.

The freshly made tattie scones are spread with some fresh crowdie cheese and some of my own homemade butternut squash chutney. I added little pieces of the delicate slices of cold smoked trout on the top of that to create a lovely Christmas style nibble. Be sure to make many though as they are so delicious they dissapear very quickly.

If you want to make these delicious mini tattie scones and crowdie your going to need the following recipes below. If you don’t want to make them from scratch there are some tips below for making this recipe quickly. The first recipe is for the crowdie cheese. It is a really easy recipe to make but there are also shortcuts below. The second recipe is for the homemade tattie scones. They are so incredibly delicious and fluffy.

You can also get both recipes on my website at the links below:

Fresh Crowdie Cheese Recipe –

Tattie Scones –

Tips for making this recipe

  • Homemade tattie scones are so fluffy and delicious fresh out of the pan I would highly recommend making then homemade but if you don’t have time and want to speed up the recipe you can buy shop bought scones and cut out small circles using a cookie cutter. Just heat them up a little in the pan beforehand.
  • Homemade crowdie cheese is very straight forward and easy to make but again if you want to speed things up you can use shop bought crowdie cheese or spreadable cream cheese.
  • I used my homemade chutney I made with butternut squash but feel free to choose any chutney of choice. A red onion chutney would also work really well with this recipe.
  • The tattie scone recipe creates a delicate dough. Try to handle it lightly and add additional flour in if nessecary as different potatoes create different results. Your dough should be very light and handled carefully.
  • Add a lovely glitzy touch by giving your nibbles a spray with an edible cake decorating glitter spray. This would look all pretty and sparkly on the Christmas table.
Tobermory Fish Company logo

The lovely cold smoked trout was gifted by The Tobermory Fish Co. situated in the beautiful town of Tobermory, Scotland.

Their commitment that customers should taste the finest fish and seafoods is maintained through the following core values.

Our produce uses the best quality fish and seafoods available
Only natural ingredients are used in processing
To use only sustainable resources
We use carefully crafted family recipes perfected over generations
We hand produce artisan foods of the highest quality

They have an amazing selection of gift boxes available for Christmas. I love the sound of the Hot Smoked Salmon gift box with the plain roast salmon, cajun spice, italian crust, sweet chilli, marmalade and NEW maple glaze. There are so many other gift box options, pop over to their website for a look at the link here –

After tasting and using the trout in a recipe I would like to highly recommend puchasing some to try. The trout was of a really high quality and was so very delicious with a lovely flavour. Its something I will personally be buying again for the family and for gifts. Its a lovely Scottish product!

You can find out more about thier product range from their website below:

When you have the very best tasting seafood available on your doorstep it’s important to perfect the very best recipes. Over the years the Tobermory Fish Company has learnt to enhance the flavour of delicious foods, such as salmon, trout, haddock and mussels during the traditional smoking process. Our master craftsmen adds taste through tried and tested family recipes. It’s important that this is achieved using a natural smoke with no dyes or additives used at any stage in the cooking.” –

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Christmas Smoked Trout Tattie Scones


  • Tattie Scone Dough (from recipe link above or shop bought scones)
  • Crowdie Cheese (from recipe link above or a tub of shop bought)
  • Chutney of choice
  • Tobermory Smoked Trout 200g pack
  • Chopped Parsley Approx 1 handful
  • Black pepper


  • Make up the tattie scone dough and roll out delicately with plenty of flour to approximately 1/2 an inch thick.
  • Stamp out small circular scones and delicately lift them and set aside. If using shop bought scones stamp out circular pieces and heat them up in the pan gently.
  • Heat plenty of butter in a cast iron flat pan on a medium heat.
  • Place the scones carefully into the pan and cook on each side for around 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the pan and place on a serving tray.
  • Spread the tattie scones with crumbly crowdie cheese. Add a half tsp of chutney and a slice of smoked trout.
  • Sprinkle them all with freshly ground black pepper and chopped parsely.
  • Serve immediately or store in the fridge.