Haggis with Neeps and Tatties

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by bigmamabadger, Nov 26, 2004.


Haggis, yes or no?

  1. Food of the Gods

    15 vote(s)
  2. Sheeps intestines, yeuch!

    2 vote(s)
  3. Never had it

    2 vote(s)
  1. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Love it. I really do. I've bought a haggis to cook for tea, but now I have a problem. What are neeps? Are they Pars-neeps, or Tur-neeps?
    Better be Pars-neeps, since don't have any Tur-neeps....

    Adventurous Badger
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2004
  2. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    They are tur-neeps. The vegetable of Satan himself.

    The sheeps instestines thing is not true of haggis in general. The sheeps pluck (stomach bag) is used not as an ingredient in haggis but merely as a vessel to contain the mixture while it cooks. This is replaced in most shop bought haggis by a plastic wrapper.
  3. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Odd, I would have said the parsnip looked more satanic, myself, although I do like both.
  4. six pints

    six pints Active Member

    dont forget u have to drink irn bru with it too- its the law!!
  5. andyp

    andyp Active Member

    Depends if it's shaped like a "Thingy", as Lady Whiteadder said!
  6. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    That reminds me of our honeymoon....
  7. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Though (risking Scottish wrath...) am I right in saying Swede can be the 'neeps'? (or a 'neep' substitute?)

    Think about it, it wasn't bird seed that Road Runner was fed on. Why do you think he always said 'Neep, neep'? :)
  8. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    *slap, slap* "Wicked child!! Chairs are the work of satan...at home Nathanial sits on a spike!"

    "and you auntie?...what do you sit on?"

    "I sit on Nathanial...two spikes would be an extravagance!" :D

    Oh yeah...topic! I love haggis, with neeps and tatties, the whole works! although someone could quite happily shoot the piper with my blessing! ;)
  9. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Don't forget to mash the "neeps" . . . and, of course, the best haggis are all free-range ;)
  10. Lauradoll

    Lauradoll Active Member

    Yeah if you're a weakling- its whisky that's the law!!
  11. ronnie_the_lizard

    ronnie_the_lizard Active Member

    Having loved Haggis for ages, I must admit to being a bit concerned about the idea of "Haggis in Batter" at a fish & chip shop in Edinburgh, but having tried it I can confirm it is well worthwhile. Much better than those 'saveloy' things everywhere in London seems to sell.


    p.s. If you really want to know what goes into a Haggis take a look at

    p.p.s. - I notice 2nd Man down is steering well clear of Baldrick's quote about having a 'thingie' shaped exactly like a turnip.............
  12. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Yep, everyone except you carefully avoided that one, Lizard Boy... ;)

    Just eaten the Haggis, with tatties and Parsneeps (well mashed up with some carrots!), but was concerned to note that it contained mostly pig, rather than sheep. That's not traditional, surely?
  13. groovy

    groovy Active Member

    I had the works for my tea tonight! yum yum. A haggis supper from the chippie is good too.