Haggis Three Ways

Burns Night is coming up this weekend, the day that Scotland celebrates its national bard. Many folk gather with the family and friends for a traditional Burns Night Supper – haggis, neeps & tatties, accompanied by various speeches and poetry recitals. Whether you want to go the whole hog, or are pressed for time but still want to enjoy a little haggis to mark the occasion, here are three different ways you can enjoy Scotland’s national dish:

1. The Traditional

To eat haggis the traditional Scottish way, serve it up Burns Supper style with mashed neeps and tatties. Or turnips and potatoes, for the non Scottish among us. I like to mash my tatties up with plenty of butter, a dash of milk, and a sprinkling of nutmeg, and the neeps with some butter too and a some freshly cracked black pepper. Those are oatcakes in the background of the photo, by the way, served up with some whisky laced paté. Yum.

burns supper

2. The Experimental

Our Italian friends think this is an abomination and not worthy of the name ‘pizza’, but in the course of some experimental fusion cooking, we discovered how delicious haggis pizza is! I cook the haggis first, then spread the pizza with some tomato puree, season with cracked black pepper, sprinkle over grated cheese, and then spread the cooked haggis on top. I usually also always sprinkle dried oregano on my pizzas, but the course of experimentation has taught us that this particular topping tastes better without oregano ;)

haggis pizza

3. The Quick & Easy

My dad actually introduced me to this one, and it could not be simpler: cook some pasta, cook the haggis, mix and serve (add a drop of vegetable oil if it seems to dry) Delicious! Even better washed down with a wee dram…

haggis pasta

Happy Burns Night!! How do you like to eat your haggis?

Comments: 9

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    23 January 2020

    Oooooh I love haggis! So tasty. Haggis pizza now there’s something unique!

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    23 January 2020

    We always add haggis to Shepherd’s Pie – it is amazing!

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    24 January 2020

    I’m all about traditional haggis – plain simple and delicious! We had it for a starter at our wedding :)

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    24 January 2020

    I love the idea of Haggis pizza and pasta! It’s good to change things up a bit when it comes to food. Enjoy your Burns night celebrations

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    25 January 2020

    My husband is a haggis fan, although I am not. But I think maybe I would eat it as a pizza topping so will be suggesting this for next time we have it.

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    Melanie williams

    26 January 2020

    Oh wow what a great idea. Three different ways to do haggis isa good way to suit all x

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    27 January 2020

    I love Haggis but not had it for years as no-one else in my family like it

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    28 January 2020

    I wold never have thought of having haggis any other way that the traditional way, you clever lady! I can see it would work really well with pasta!

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