Friday, January 25, 2008

Great haggis serving suggestion

Christ, hope I remember to take the wee things out of the freezer tonight otherwise I may as well stick a wooden stick up them and try to convince Frogprince that they're Scottish popsicles. Think it'd work? Anyway, was deeply impressed to come across this idea on another cookery blog and this is they way I'll be serving our haggis tomorrow night. Here's the link to the cookery blog in question. Hope they don't mind me showing you their photo. So which is Burn's night? Tonight or tomorrow night?

18 comments:

nilpferd said...

Whit?! To quote my grandmother... it shouldnae be aloud!
Haggis should be served as a formless, brown-grey splotch, surrounded by mashed neeps and tatties.
to recap:
Brown-grey.
Yellow.
Off white.
and.. whits that.. THING on top! it's.. GREEN!

treefrogdemon said...

It's tonight, fp - Burns' birthday is the 25th.

Frogprincess said...

Ach well. Happy Birthday to my man Rabbie B. D'you think he'd mind that we had chicken curry tonight?

glasshalfempty said...

Doesn't matter how you dress it up, FP, it's never gonna be oat cuisine!

Frogprincess said...

True GHE!! What I liked about the above picture is that they have at least TRIED to make it posh. Reading the cookery blog whence I filched this picture, it's from a posh Edinburgh restaurant in Nicholson Street. But I respect Nilpferd's traditionalist approach that you should just have three assorted piles on your plate - an' nae green stuff!! Now off to the challenge of the day - finding turnip in a French supermarket. It's called 'navet' and you can get very small ones about the size of potatoes. Think I may have to drive over the Rhine to get some decent ones. Nilpferd - forgotten what turnip is in German...

nilpferd said...

Turnip= Steckrübe. Be careful you don't get Zuckerrübe, though.
Check Wiki-
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kohlr%C3%BCbe
You'll know them when you see them, though..

gordonimmel said...

Donds for nilpferd's first comment. That says it all really (although I must admit I usually put some sort of herbs in the neaps and tatties so that's a bit of green). I can't believe I didn't think ahead and get a Haggis in for yesterday. We all love it here at Schloss Immel!

Frogprincess said...

Danke danke. The general trend seems to be that continentals have great fun laughing at haggis, wheeling out with glee the old joke: "When I saw it, I though it was shit, and when I tasted it I wished it was". And then they taste it and they actually realise it's very yummy and not so far removed from one of THEIR local dishes...

Frogprincess said...

... I've got one going begging. I'll mail it over to you, Gordon.

gordonimmel said...

Thanks fp, but how do you get it down the wires? Once again my computer know how is shown to be far from the cutting edge. Sigh!

Frogprincess said...

I think that would be the same technology that Dorian used to E Mail Ejay his biscuit...

Abahachi said...

Have you heard that it's actually illegal in the US?

DarceysDad said...

WHAT?! The land of Cheez-Whiz, PopTarts and corndogs bans haggis?

ejaydee said...

Also the land of the Jimmy Dean Chocolate Chip Pancake-wrapped sausage on a stick (microwaveable)

steenbeck said...

Ooh, I feel like such an outlaw, eating my vegetarian haggis.

gordonimmel said...

Don't worry, Steenbeck, from what I read in today's Guardian, it's the lungs in the Haggis that's illegal, so you should be alright (legally) with a vegetarian Haggis. Ofcourse you won't be alright in a culinary sense!

Frogprincess said...

Oooh ooooh FIP playing gorgeous smoky version of Wild is the Wind. Who's that? Back in a mo....It's: HELEN MERRILL | WILD IS THE WIND
auteur : WASHINGTON
album : LILAC WINE
[UNIVERSA | 2003]
ASTONISHING. I'll see if I can get it on deezer for you.
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I came on to say that it's hugely amusing that haggis is illegal in the US. They eat such CRAP over there. Not all of you, I know. Our haggis was scrummy last night. I didn't get it to look quite like the picture, but did the three layered thing. In deference to Nilpferd's granny I left out the green stuff.

Timothy said...

Not very traditional at all, looks like something you'd find in one of the new wave Edinburgh restaurants, that said it's definately the best presentation of Haggis I've ever seen. Never thought I'd say this but it's a veritable feast for the eyes.