Welcome to the Blogging from A to Z Challenge! Each day in April (except Sundays) I’ll be posting about unusual and exotic foods.
I know some of you have eaten haggis. What did you think? It’s a Scottish dish, made of sheep’s heart, liver, and lungs, minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock and cooked, traditionally, in the sheep’s stomach. served with “neeps” (turnips) and “tatties” (potatoes), it appears on the plate like a crumbly sausage. It’s traditionally made with the sheep’s organs, but can be cooked with lamb, beef, pork, or rabbit.
Historically, the hunters would return with their game kill, and the organs that would go bad the earliest had to be cooked. The animal’s stomach was used to hold all the ingredients. You simmer it in a pot for hours, but you don’t want the stomach lining to burst, now do you? No, you don’t.
So, would you eat a hot steaming plate of haggis? And if you have, how was it?