Tattie

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A hail tattie (richt) an ane cuttit in hauf.

A pitattie, potato or tattie is a kind o vegetable, or the vegetable that growes this fruit.

The tattie plant growes weel in mony different pairts o the warld. It is a wee plant wi lairge leafs. The pairt o the tattie that fowk eats growes unner the grund. It for ordinar haes a broun or pink skin an is white or yellae inside.

The tattie isna gey guid tae eat wioot ceukin. Fowk ceuks tatties by bylin, roastin, or fryin thaim. French fries or "chips" is tatties cuttit intae lang pieces an fried till thay are saft. Tattie crisps are tatties cuttit intae gey thin roond pieces an fried till thay are haurd.

The tattie wis first growen an eaten in the Andes Muntains o Sooth Americae. Whan the Europeans cam tae Sooth Americae, thay brocht the tattie back tae Europe.

image by Clusius (1583)

The scientific name o the tattie plant is Solanum tuberosum.