Haggis

caronc
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edited 23 January at 10:49AM in Old style MoneySaving
With "Burns Night" looming no doubt some MSErs will be taking advanatage of haggis offers and YS bargains, have you considered that the "beastie" is far more versatile than using just for "Haggis, Neeps and Tatties" (though nowt wrong with those :)). Other ways to serve:-
Haggis with whisky and cream - Cook haggis as per instructions, remove from skin, mash thoroughly in a bowl adding 1 tablespoon of whisky and 2 tablespoons of cream for each 200g of haggis. Combine thoroughly and reheat until very hot but not boiling - serve in small ramekins with oatcakes
Haggis Pakora or Balls - Form around 2 tsps of raw haggis in to balls dip in either pakora or normal batter and deep fry until golden. Lovely with pakora or garlic sauce or salsa or blue cheese dip
Haggis Lasagne - crumble into tomato sauce and make lasagne as usual
Haggis Meatballs - make small meatballs from uncooked haggis and bake for 20 mins. Add to pasta sauce or lovely with mash and peppercorn sauce or makes a great meatball sandwich with fried onions and cheese.
Haggis Stovies- layer small chunks of uncooked haggis with potatoes, onions and carrots, add some stock and bake in a lowish oven until potatoes are soft. (this looks a bit of a car crash but tastes great)
Haggis cottage pie - crumble a layer of cooked haggis into a casserole or pie dish add cooked carrots and onions and gravy. Top with mash. Lovely with a mash made from potato and swede.
Stuffed chicken or pork - Place some haggis in a chicken breast and wrap breast in streaky bacon, bake for around 25-30 mins serve with a whisky cream or peppercorn sauce. Alternatively makes a great stuffing mixed with some chopped onions for pork

EDIT thanks to the unexpected free Tesco Burn's Night box see later post - peppers stuffed with haggis. Half red peppers. Dice some mixed peppers and soften in a very little oil, mix with cooked haggis use mix to stuff pepper, top with grated cheddar bake for around 20 mins in a medium to hot oven. I've not tried this bit it sounds good

What haggis dishes do you make?
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  • PasturesNew
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    I'd rather be found curled up, with a death certificate of "starvation" than touch one of those :)

    Just saying ....

    Gross. Gross, gross, gross.

    :)
  • caronc
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    I'd rather be found curled up, with a death certificate of "starvation" than touch one of those :)

    Just saying ....

    Gross. Gross, gross, gross.

    :)
    Don't suppose you'd consider a veggie one? I'm actually having veggie haggis on Burn's Night as I was given one yonks ago and seemed silly to buy another. The veggie ones are really good especially IMHO the MacSween one :D
  • LameWolf
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    caronc wrote: »
    Don't suppose you'd consider a veggie one? I'm actually having veggie haggis on Burn's Night as I was given one yonks ago and seemed silly to buy another. The veggie ones are really good especially IMHO the MacSween one :D
    Thanks for that; I shall look out for those when I next go for groceries. :o
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  • PasturesNew
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    caronc wrote: »
    Don't suppose you'd consider a veggie one? I'm actually having veggie haggis on Burn's Night as I was given one yonks ago and seemed silly to buy another. The veggie ones are really good especially IMHO the MacSween one :D

    Not really. I'd eat one - but being called a veggie haggis is just "marketing" because it'll be the same as, say, any veggie burger or nut roast or similar .... it's just veggies mushed up with flavours.

    So, not worth my while bothering with it, if that makes sense :)

    Not a veggie.... just hate "yucky stuff and innards... bumholes and eyelids.... entrails and wobbly stuff" :)
  • caronc
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    LameWolf wrote: »
    Thanks for that; I shall look out for those when I next go for groceries. :o
    They're on offer in Tesco at the moment £2.50 for 454g :)
  • caronc
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    Not really. I'd eat one - but being called a veggie haggis is just "marketing" because it'll be the same as, say, any veggie burger or nut roast or similar .... it's just veggies mushed up with flavours.

    So, not worth my while bothering with it, if that makes sense :)

    Not a veggie.... just hate "yucky stuff and innards... bumholes and eyelids.... entrails and wobbly stuff" :)
    I know a lot omnivores struggle with haggis :eek:, the veggie ones are good different to a veggie burger or nut roast think it the oats and seasoning. Not a recent thing either as folk used to make meat-free versions if money was tight and boil in a "cloot" (cloth) or fry
  • caronc wrote: »
    Don't suppose you'd consider a veggie one? I'm actually having veggie haggis on Burn's Night as I was given one yonks ago and seemed silly to buy another. The veggie ones are really good especially IMHO the MacSween one :D

    Thanx for prev ideas on using haggis, have tried some of them already yum yum.:T:T:T
    I don't get the idea of veggie haggis, but can see why they have it, particularly if its served @ a Burns Night.

    I am always sad when Jan finishes as the shops sell less haggis:mad:

    I try & eat haggis when the notion takes me :D:D:D:D
  • caronc
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    meandmaboy wrote: »
    Thanx for prev ideas on using haggis, have tried some of them already yum yum.:T:T:T
    I don't get the idea of veggie haggis, but can see why they have it, particularly if its served @ a Burns Night.

    I am always sad when Jan finishes as the shops sell less haggis:mad:

    I try & eat haggis when the notion takes me :D:D:D:D
    With you there - I find it freezes well so plan to buy a couple next week whiile the offers are on, portion and freeze for future use. :D
  • Apodemus
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    caronc wrote: »
    Don't suppose you'd consider a veggie one? I'm actually having veggie haggis on Burn's Night as I was given one yonks ago and seemed silly to buy another. The veggie ones are really good especially IMHO the MacSween one :D

    No, no, no, no, no! Just NO!

    It's either a haggis or it isn't. Veggie haggis is like eating barley broth that has boiled dry, but without the redeeming feature of a stock bone. It also looks like what you get in the kennels if you feed farm-dogs on a grain diet...
  • caronc
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    Apodemus wrote: »
    No, no, no, no, no! Just NO!

    It's either a haggis or it isn't. Veggie haggis is like eating barley broth that has boiled dry, but without the redeeming feature of a stock bone. It also looks like what you get in the kennels if you feed farm-dogs on a grain diet...
    :eek: can't beat a proper haggis IMHO but can't say I've had the same experience with veggie ones. As always each to their own :D
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