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Old 07-09-2005, 02:28 PM   #31
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Haggis, neeps and tatties is one of my all time top 10 favourite meals. Haggis is delicious - rather like a sort of peppery sausagemeat. Is offal not favoured in America then?

Like tinned haggis, tinned mushy peas are dire and proper dried peas are a whole different ball game. I've no doubt that 'real' American hot dogs are a world away from some of the offerings we get here....
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Old 07-09-2005, 03:48 PM   #32
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Haggis, neeps and tatties is one of my all time top 10 favourite meals.
What are neeps and tatties? I don't know what they are, but I like the way it sounds
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Old 07-09-2005, 04:30 PM   #33
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I asked my british hubby what haggis is and he said stuffed sheeps stomach and oatmeal. When asked if he tried it, he said NOPE. This coming from a man who eats steak and kidney pie! Im not much into organ meats at all. I've tried beef liver, and chicken liver, thats as far as I go. I quite liked chikens livers with onions actually.
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Old 07-09-2005, 06:27 PM   #34
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Neeps is mashed Swede (don't ask me HOW we corrupted Swede to 'neeps) or I think it is known in the US as rutabaga

Tatties is just mashed poh tah toes..... Tattoes - tatties...

Amber, I'm assuming your British husband is English or Welsh? Cos no British person of Scots derivation would admit they didn't like Haggis (even if they didn't!)

Unfortunately, most of the stuff available in the US is tinned - which kind of defeats the object, as the US Agriculture folk insist it is pasteurised (or some such process)... weird from a county which boast scrapple as a dish!
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Old 07-09-2005, 11:21 PM   #35
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most of our "sausages" derive from Roman cooking, and haggis can be traced to such a recipe. As can scrapple. Obvoiusly local ingredients change flavors and local cooking methods do to. But a frugal people don't waste any part of the animal so that which was too tough or too small (little strips of meat) were ground up with meal and stuffed into something. Offal (inards or organs) are quite wonderful fresh. In America, often the liver is frozen and that really changes the texture and the taste. But Liver with bacon and onions, or with a tomato sauce is quite wonderful, medium rare.
Kidneys are not done much in the US but a few restaurants can serve them and my mom from British Columbia introduced me to them early in life. A steak and kidney pie is the richest beef stew you'll ever eat. awesome. and on it goes. properly prepared it is all quite wonderful. Eel anyone??
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Old 07-10-2005, 03:54 AM   #36
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I don't eat kidneys - afraid they smell a little 'wild' to my nose.

But, eels - I like. I love the smoked eels from the Kiel Canal in Germany... yum. Can't stand the English stewed eels with loads of jelly and mash potatoes...
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We went to the Scottish Highland games today and had
Haggis for the first time. I thought it was really good.
I need to find a good recipe and try making it.

steak and kidney pie too. It must be good!!
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See...... and people laughed when I said it was good!!!
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See...... and people laughed when I said it was good!!!
I've been in Greece and had goat brains. I
wouldn't laugh at a lambs tummy.
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wouldn't laugh at a lambs tummy.
Of course not, you just laugh at the lambs jokes
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