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Haggis

 

Scotland's Traditional Haggis

Ingredients:
1 Sheep's stomach bag plus the pluck (lights, liver and heart)
1 lb. Lean lamb meat
11/2 cup Oatmeal
2 cups Shredded suet
3 large Onions, chopped
1/4 pint Beef stock

Procedure:

Soak the stomach bag in salted water overnight.

Place the pluck (lights, liver and heart) in a saucepan with the windpipe hanging over the edge.

Cover with water and boil for up to 2 hours

Impurities will pass out through the windpipe and so you need to put a basin under it to catch any drips.

Drain well and coo and remove the windpipe and any gristle or skin.

Mince the liver and heart with the lamb, ( if you wish) add some of the lights before mincing.

Toast the oatmeal gently until crisp and pale golden brown.

Combine the suet and onion with minced mixture and season well and add enough stock to moisten well.

Pack it all into the stomach bag, filling it just over half-full as the stuffing will swell during cooking.

Tie the bag very tightly with string. Prick the haggis all over with a needle to stop bursting as it swells

Put an upturned plate in the base of a saucepan of boiling water, stand the haggis on this and bring to the boil, and let it boil slowly for about 4 hours

Makes enough for 6 to 8 servings of delicious haggis.

 

 

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