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Name:Traditional Haggis Contributor:Rob Scott
Description:Traditional Haggis Posted:1999-01-09
Key words:sheep, haggis Category:Main Dishes
ID:218 Updated:2006-04-09 10:00:34
Ingredients:1 sheep's stomach
1 sheep heart
1 sheep liver
1/2 lb fresh suet
3/4 c oatmeal
3 onions, finely chopped
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3/4 c stock
Preparation:Wash stomach well; rub with salt and rinse. Remove membranes and excess fat. Soak in cold salted water for several hours. Turn stomach inside out for stuffing.

Cover heart and liver with cold water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Chop heart and coarsely grate liver. Toast oatmeal in a skillet on top of stove, stirring frequently until golden. Combine all of the ingredients and mix well.

Loosely pack mixture into stomach, about two-thirds full. Oatmeal expands in cooking. Press air out of stomach and truss securely. Put into boiling water to cover. Simmer for three hours, uncovered, adding more water to maintain water level. Prick stomach several times with a sharp needle when it begins to swell; this keeps the bag from bursting.

Place on a hot platter, removing trussing strings. Serve with a spoon. Haggis is ceremoniously served with "neeps and nips" - mashed turnips, nips of whiskey and mashed potatoes.

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