Rabbie Burns. E being an expat, loves to celebrate with haggis. When I first started making him vegetarian haggis, I thought that the only way was with neeps and tatties (mashed turnip and potatoes). Since then I have discovered lots of fun way to eat it. Here are some of my favourites.
Beer Battered Haggis Balls. This is what we ate tonight. More about the recipe later. When I have more time. For now you can just know that I finally succumbed to frying the wee blighter. What could be more Scottish! (Update: the recipe is now up - follow the link from the title.)
Festive Haggis Wreath. We had this at Hogmanay just passed. Haggis, bashet neeps and mashet tattiesare layered, wrapped in puff pastry, shaped into a wreath and decorated with the offcuts.
Haggis baked potatoes. We had this on St Andrews Day last year. Baked potatoes with haggis and relish, accompanied by some coleslaw on the side. Inspired by the Baked Potato Shop on Cockburn Street, Edinburgh.
Haggis stuffed mushrooms: A simple matter of stuffing mushrooms, grating some cheese on top and baking. Then top with tomato sauce, which goes exceedingly well with haggis.
Haggis nachos. Haggis, salsa and cheese layered with corn chips. Baked til melty. Served with guacamoles and sour cream or yoghurt. Inspired by the Last Drop pub in the Grassmarket, Edinburgh.
Haggis pasties. I mixed up some haggis with chunks of turnips and potatoes and baked in hot water pastry.
Haggis and cheese mole nut roast with chocolate and red wine gravy. Ok this one was exceedingly challenging. And fun. And yummy. I think the name says it all.
That's not all. I have also served haggis in pizza, tacos, crepes and on pasta. The possibilities are endless. (I used it like a vegetarian mince meat.) More Burns Night links can be found at BuzzFeed. I hope you have a great Burns Night.
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