Haggis Not Scottish

Old Aug 10th, 2009, 10:06 AM
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Well enough.

Did I mention the world cup? Thought so.
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Old Aug 10th, 2009, 10:10 AM
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Haggis is all over America - go to any Highland Games, and there it is, Haggis on a stick, fried Haggis, Haggis pasties... all sorts of interesting things...

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Old Aug 10th, 2009, 10:12 AM
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>Did I mention the world cup? Thought so.<

Once or twice. Does it count if you weren't born?
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Old Aug 10th, 2009, 10:41 AM
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I would try haggis if I am ever given the opportunity.

Is it usually served by itself or would one consider it the main dish? I see some people eat it for breakfast.

What does it smell like?
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Old Aug 10th, 2009, 11:39 AM
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It served with mashed potatoes and turnip and doesnt really taste like anything else.
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Old Aug 10th, 2009, 11:42 AM
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I have seen it served as an appetizer on oatcakes or melba toast, sliced for breakfast, or stuffed in chicken breast as a main course - I've had it about a dozen or so times, and only once did I not like it (dry and bland). usually it's spicy and tasty.
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Old Aug 12th, 2009, 11:22 AM
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<<Ru [sic] actually being serious?>>

I am always deadly serious in my posts.

<< I suggest you read all my contributions to this thread cos im getting a bit sick of repeating myself.... as I'm sure everyone else is!>>

I have closely read and parsed all of your contributions to this thread and have come to the conclusion that the Scotch do not like being called Scotch.
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Old Aug 12th, 2009, 11:40 AM
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Ok let's scotch the Scotts being called Scotch
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Old Feb 13th, 2010, 10:30 AM
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Sorry to top this old post, but a friend recently recorded one of his comedy bits on the subject, which he posted on YouTube. I thought it worth sending on to all you Haggis lovers.

Or haters.

http://test.hoopla.staging.globalcondor.net/

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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 08:06 AM
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well, not having yet had my breakfast, and a bit queasy after reading this, I have to say I missed it the first time around and have enjoyed it.

Now what are Scotch eggs?
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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 08:19 AM
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Now what are Scotch eggs?>>>

What (honestly) got me banned from here.
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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 09:01 AM
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Hi, hopingtotravel, here is one receipe for Scotch eggs. This receipe calls for baking in the oven rather than the traditional way of cooking them in a deep fryer, so they are less greasy.
http://www.recipezaar.com/Baked-Scotch-Eggs-69970

In a way the receipe reminds me of my daughter's late Roman mother-in-law's receipe for meatloaf as she put hard boiled eggs in her meatloaf before baking it.

CW, what DID you say about Scotch eggs, lol. Well don't repeat, we sure don't want you to get banned again.
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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 09:04 AM
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I also meant to say haggis can be purchased from the Scottish Pie Co. in Dixon, CA just 15 minutes up the freeway from where I live. People from around the SF/Bay Area will order them and drive up on our busy I-80 freeway to pick them up so I assume for those that like haggis they are made properly. I shudder to think about them. Yes, just the thought of haggis makes me feel quesy too.
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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 11:38 AM
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I might mention that the YouTube bit I posted was originally a Monte Python piece.

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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 12:29 PM
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<i>they are made properly</i>

Only if one assumes that lungs are not necessary in the traditional recipe and that the casing does not need to be a sheep's stomach. I believe that neither item can be sold for human consumption.
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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 01:03 PM
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Monty Python Haggis Poem

http://www.montypython.net/scripts/haggis.php
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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 01:07 PM
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I don't know nor care, Michael. I wouldn't consider taking even a bite of a haggie. People from Scotland and England that now live within driving distant of Dixon have posted over the years the haggis are wonderful and taste like they did when they lived in Scotland or England.
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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 03:09 PM
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Scotch eggs are wondrous. The only other things that are needed for the perfect British picnic are soggy ham and tomato sandwiches, lashings of ginger beer, and wasps. And Kraft Dairy Milk chocolate turning liquid in the heat.
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Old Feb 16th, 2010, 04:40 PM
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omigosh, have been putting boiled eggs in meatloaf for years.

Thanks.
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Old Feb 16th, 2010, 06:57 PM
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How interesting, hopingtotravel! Did you start putting boiled eggs in your meatloaf due to some receipe you read, or did your mother do the same or was that your idea? I had never heard of the receipe until my Roman son-in-law came here to CA and he from time to time has commented on his mother's meatloaf with the boiled eggs. I keep meaning to do so but I never remember.
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