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Is it a potato cake or potato scallop?

By B Taylor . Created on 03 Jan, 2019
A thick cut piece of potato, battered and deep fried. Popular in Australian fish and chip shops
Gourmet and Going Out 583 votes | 68 Comments
Potato Cake

Potato Cake

Potato Scallop

Potato Scallop

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Potato Scallop
Roger said on Feb 5, 2019
Always was a Potato Scollop originally because of the method of cutting and fashioning the potato with a sharp spoon using a scolloping motion, ( A lost art), and somehow fish and chip shops in Australia with limited English Language knowledge changed the name from scollop to scallop, but I guess now it will always be stuck with a potato Scallop. ...
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Potato Cake
Marg said on Feb 1, 2019
Its a Potato Cake.
Potato Cake
Julie said on Jan 31, 2019
Scallops are a sea creature and DON'T come from potatoes. GET it right people!!! ;-D
Potato Scallop
Kevin said on Feb 6, 2019
Potato is not a cake
Potato Cake
Penelope said on Jan 25, 2019
Well if it's a scallop what do you call the scallops from the sea???? It's a potato cake for sure people
Potato Scallop
braunhi said on Jan 31, 2019
I stand corrected people it looks like it is a potato cake. Sorry to all on this delicate subject.
Potato Scallop
braunhi said on Jan 23, 2019
To the best of my knowledge, which isn't much, it shore looks like a scallop.
Lynne said on Jan 23, 2019
it is a potato scallop
Potato Cake
Debra said on Jan 18, 2019
Where is the scallop? Oh, in the scallops.
Potato Cake
Ian said on Jan 18, 2019
Growing up in NSW they were just Scallops (without the Potato prefix). Moving to Tassie I discovered real scallops and so have called potato slices in batter Potato Cakes ever since.