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bigknickersbigknockers Tue 05-Aug-08 16:17:20

and what do you serev it with?

Collision Tue 05-Aug-08 16:24:20

its like marmite - you either love it or hate it! grin

As long as I dont think too much about what is in it, I love it and it tastes delicious.

Served with mashed turnips and a wee dram of whiskey!

bigknickersbigknockers Tue 05-Aug-08 16:39:45

why, whats in it Collision

aGalChangedHerName Tue 05-Aug-08 16:41:10

I love haggis!! Have it with mashed pots and mashed turnip. Mmmmmm

nickytwotimes Tue 05-Aug-08 16:42:09


I'm a veggie Scot and love Mcsweens (sp?) Vegetarian haggis.

Don't forget your mashed 'potatoes' either, aka tatties. And it's not 'turnip', it's bashed neeps, lassie, lol!

GentleOtter Tue 05-Aug-08 16:43:34

Haggis ingredients

bigknickersbigknockers Tue 05-Aug-08 16:43:39

I susspect that entrails are unpleasant, what exactly are they?

Collision Tue 05-Aug-08 16:44:00

bits and pieces of animal

mushed up heart, liver and lung of a lamb minced with onion and oatmeal and boiled in a sheep's stomach for hours.....

.....apart from that YUMYUM!! grin

lou031205 Tue 05-Aug-08 16:45:16

I love haggis!!! It has got a lovely warmth from the spices, and the barley in it makes the texture scrummy. To be honest, if you aren't precious about offal, you will love it. If you are, either get over it before you try haggis, or don't eat it smile

Pruners Tue 05-Aug-08 16:45:24

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lou031205 Tue 05-Aug-08 16:46:16

oatmeal not barley!!

geordieminx Tue 05-Aug-08 16:46:30

Proper haggis tastes like good haggis... Bleurgh...

peggotty Tue 05-Aug-08 16:50:56

I used to be veggie, but I love haggis. Am really fussy about meat as well. I just try not to think what's in it when I eat it. Best ones are spicy and peppery <drool>

Klaw Tue 05-Aug-08 16:59:02

Ah it's fab! Hall's haggis in the Supermarket is perfectly delicious! And you must have it with neeps and tatties (turnip/suede and potatoes, both mashed) and I must have lots of pepper on my neeps and tatties....

both ds and dd love it too grin

elmoandella Tue 05-Aug-08 17:06:47

oooooooooooooh yummmmmmmmmmm grin [slevering emoticon]

i like haggis.

a) in toast with brown sauce.

b) on a baked potato.

c) ontop of either steak or chicken breast with a creamy liquer sauce. and big chunky chips!!

ScummyMummy Tue 05-Aug-08 17:07:44

good haggis is delicious, imo.

elmoandella Tue 05-Aug-08 17:08:53

halls do it in nice little slices too. they whole haggis's can be far too much.

Whizzz Tue 05-Aug-08 17:09:27

Costco do a lovely haggis...yum

AMumInScotland Tue 05-Aug-08 17:13:00

Even if you don't normally like offal (like me) haggis is fine, because everything is minced up and mixed with with oatmeal, so it doesn't have that "offal" texture. It can be quite peppery, and quite rich, so you won't need a huge portion.

Mashed potatoes and mashed swede are the normal accompaniments, but not usually really creamed but more roughly mashed IYSWIM.

My DH is a great convert, and specially loves it with a cream & whisky sauce.

falcon Tue 05-Aug-08 17:13:52

It's delicious and you have it with mashed turnips and potatoes.

bigknickersbigknockers Tue 05-Aug-08 17:18:00

DH is bullying me trying to persuade me to try it, I dont want it to be honest but I am always telling the children to try different foods.

elmoandella Tue 05-Aug-08 17:19:33

bigpants be brave.

bigknickersbigknockers Tue 05-Aug-08 17:23:53

I am on the verge of a major tantrum if he brings up the subject of haggis again, he wont even eat liver or kidney. < I DONT WANT TO EAT IT> [foot stamping emoticon]

MaryAnnSingleton Tue 05-Aug-08 17:25:38

don't like it, dh does..neeps and tatties followed by a dollop of that Scottish oat pudding with whisky (which is yum)

GentleOtter Tue 05-Aug-08 17:26:07

At least give it a try! 5 million Scots don't give a fig what is in haggis and it IS our national dish you know.
Anyway, it is good for you.

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