Tuesday, May 1, 2012


No trip to Scotland would be complete without at least trying Haggis, the national Scots dish.  Haggis is a rich dish made of sheep's heart, liver and lungs.  It is then mixed with onion, oatmeal, suet, lots of fresh ground pepper and other spices.  It is then put in a sausage casing and simmered for a few hours.  It is usually served with "neeps and tatties" which are just mashed turnips and mashed potatoes.

At a local restaurant, I tried a high-end version of haggis which was served on top of layers of mashed turnips and potatoes with a whiskey sauce.  It was actually pretty good as long as I didn't think of exactly what I was eating.  Of course, the local Scot beer did help wash it down.

1 comment:

  1. I've always been curious to try haggis but haven't yet had the opportunity. Do you think you'd ever try it again?