The colleagues from LCC In2Scotland are sharing with us their national dish: Haggis Neeps and Tatties.
WHAT IS HAGGIS? The national dish of Scotland and a ‘MUST TRY’ when visiting, we love it! All we ask if that you try it and you will be surprised how delicious it is. This is traditionally serves at a Burns Supper, it is not the most stunning plate of food but the taste makes up for that!
WHAT IS IT MADE OF? This popular dish served in varying ways in most Scottish restaurants is made of meat with oatmeal, onions, salt and spices. The usual accompaniment is mashed neeps and tatties (that's Scottish for turnip and potatoes), haggis was traditionally cooked in a sheep's stomach (a historic way of preserving meat), Nowadays is sold and cooked in a synthetic sausage casing. We agree it is not the most elegant dish, but it really is undeniably delicious!
As strange as haggis may sound, the end result is a culinary masterpiece. Meaty, oaty, fiery and moist, haggis makes a scrumptious meal. Largely made from oatmeal, it gives haggis its soft, crumbly texture - similar to stuffing – with a creamy and earthy flavour, and, when combined with salt and spices, it has a spicy, rustic hint with a peppery kick! Now, that certainly sounds delicious, doesn't it?!