Haggis

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Since it's Burns' Night it seems kind of appropriate...

Has anybody ever tried making haggis from scratch? I've been toying with the idea for a while, and the only thing sort of in my way is the general non-availability of sheep stomach for easy purchase. But is it worth it? I can imagine if you got the recipe exactly right you would wnat to make it about once a month.

Feel free to also talk about making your own black, white or red puddings. (something else I've been toying with, similarly constrained)

aldo_cowpat (aldo_cowpat), Tuesday, 25 January 2005 16:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

It all seems like a lot of fannydangle when you can purchase the finest from Mr MacSween, unless you have a spare set of sheep lights hanging around. Maybe more day-to-day doable without the stomach at all - baked in a nice earthenware dish? It would be a nice thing to fiddle around with seasoning-wise for home use.

Re: blood sausages, again it seems like you'd only really want to if you were keeping pigs or otherwise had access to lovely fresh blood and fat, also intestine of course. Huge Fearnly-W seems to enjoy it, but feh. I trust butchers to do this sort of thing.

Liz :x (Liz :x), Wednesday, 26 January 2005 12:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I went to Sainsbury's last night for haggis, but they'd sold out! They didn't even have any microwaveable haggis ready meals like last year :(

Madchen (Madchen), Wednesday, 26 January 2005 13:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Cooking is all about the fannydangle though, except when it isn't. I'd started thinking about doing it in a dish, but it doesn't seem right.

I meant to have haggis last night but I ended up in the pub instead, so I have just eaten it for my lunch.

aldo_cowpat (aldo_cowpat), Wednesday, 26 January 2005 13:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

Poor people everywhere still need to eat, tune in at 11 for more on this exciting historical development!

Like most people my age, I am 33 (Laurel), Monday, 3 August 2009 16:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

Apart from the complete non-sequiteur that writing about something popular is the same as inventing something, which seems to be the central core of her argument, meh.

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate (aldo), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 06:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

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