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Burns Night Haggis

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Published: 17 Jan 2013      

This is a traditional haggis recipe, straight out of Bonnie Scotland. Try making your own for Burns Night.


Serves: 12

500g               lamb's liver

1 large            onion, chopped

500g               suet

1kg                 oats

1/2 tsp            cayenne pepper

salt and black pepper to taste

1                     sheep's pluck (stomach)


Prep: 1 hour    Cook: 6 hours


1.         In a saucepan, place the liver and cover with water.

2.         Bring to the boil and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes, until cooked through.

3.         Remove liver and mince once cool enough to handle.

4.         Reserve stock.

5.         In a large frying pan, cook onion over a low heat with some suet.

6.         Once tender and translucent, chop the onion finely and mix with remaining suet.

7.         Toast the oats in a dry pan over medium heat, stirring frequently.

8.         Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

9.         Moisten the mixture using the liver stock as necessary.

10.       Fill the sheep's pluck with the mixture, pressing it down to remove all the air.

11.       Sew together with kitchen string.

12.       Prick the haggis in several places so that it does not burst.

13.       Place the haggis in a large saucepan of boiling water. Boil gently for 4 to 5 hours.