Thursday, February 02, 2006

Haggis

You knew I would post this here eventually!

Ingredients
1 sheep's stomach or ox secum, cleaned and thoroughly, scalded, turned inside out and soaked overnight in cold salted water
Heart and lungs of one lamb
1lb beef or lamb trimmings, fat and lean
2 onions, finely chopped
8oz oatmeal
1 tbsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp ground dried coriander
1 tsp mace
1 tsp nutmegwater, enough to cook the haggisstock from lungs and trimmings

Method
1. Wash the lungs, heart and liver (if using). Place in large pan of cold water with the meat trimmings and bring to the boil. Cook for about 2 hours.
2. When cooked, strain off the stock and set the stock aside.
3. Mince the lungs, heart and trimmings.
4. Put the minced mixture in a bowl and add the finely chopped onions, oatmeal and seasoning. Mix well and add enough stock to moisten the mixture. It should have a soft crumbly consistency.
5. Spoon the mixture into the sheep's stomach, so it's just over half full. Sew up the stomach with strong thread and prick a couple of times so it doesn't explode while cooking.
6. Put the haggis in a pan of boiling water (enough to cover it) and cook for 3 hours without a lid. Keep adding more water to keep it covered.
7. To serve, cut open the haggis and spoon out the filling. Serve with neeps (mashed swede or turnip) and tatties (mashed potatoes).

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

awwwwwwwww.. poor little lambikins.. you know.. I've thought a lot about that.. you know how cute little lambs are, and calves and birds?... babies.. cuddly, soft.. when they sinned, they had to sacrifice one of those cute little animals... would break my heart.. well, here it is.. it's SUPPOSED to.. so we will be motivated to obey God.. ... still... poor little lambikins..
mean, ole' Thane.. grrrr

Elizabeth said...

(((((Thane)))) just kiddin about ya being mean.. you're a sweetheart