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Old 08-10-2004, 04:50 PM   #11
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Haggis

A haggis is a small animal native to Scotland. Well when I say animal, actually it's a bird with vestigial wings - like the ostrich. Because the habitat of the haggis in exclusively mountainous, and because it is always found on the sides of Scottish mountains, it has evolved a rather strange gait. The poor thing has only three legs, and each leg is a different length - the result of this is that when hunting haggis, you must get them on to a flat plain - then they are very easy to catch - they can only run round in circles.
After catching your haggis, and dispatching it in time honoured fashion, it is cooked in boiling water for a period of time, then served with tatties and neeps (and before you ask, that's potatoes and turnips
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Old 08-10-2004, 04:51 PM   #12
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Nigella Lawson makes mushy peas look really good. She puts lots of butter! I like watching her she's neat. I love how she doesn't fuss she just cooks. :)
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Old 08-10-2004, 08:47 PM   #13
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I have a good friend who is British and loves mushy peas....can't imagine it myself!
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Old 08-10-2004, 08:58 PM   #14
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Cooking! Food 911 tonight is about Haggis! What great timing! After reading the recipe...well...I'm pretty adverturous as well but count me out!
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Old 08-10-2004, 09:05 PM   #15
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When I make mushy peas (or at least my version) I use the canned sweet peas. Just make mashed potatoes and then add the peas and give them a good stir. I can't imagine going through what kyles described! LOL
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Old 08-10-2004, 09:36 PM   #16
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That was very interesting about the haggis. I had thought that "haggis" only refers to the traditional stuffed sheep's stomach dish.
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Old 06-01-2005, 11:28 AM   #17
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moved to Ethnic Forum
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Old 06-01-2005, 05:35 PM   #18
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Tsk, tsk.... don't you realise that there are people out there who will BELIEVE your folk tale?!

As for the tinned haggis. The only time I tried it was in the USA. BLECH!!!!! Avoid at all costs!

Although many will doubt my assertion, haggis is great. BUT, I know where mine is made (my local butcher - whose family has a farm not 10 miles away from his shop).....
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Old 06-01-2005, 05:37 PM   #19
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Never have I heard anything good about haggis.
Maybe you could get someone to try it on a bet at a party after they have had plenty of beers.
Or serve it as an appetizer and dont tell anyone what it is and see what happens.
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