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(Scotsman)   Airport screeners stop kilted man after finding something even deadlier than plastic explosive in his luggage -- Haggis   (scotsman.com) divider line 62
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2014-01-25 12:33:32 AM  
fta But in this day and age I think scanners should be able to recognise the sonsie face of the haggis.

Someone's face is an ingredient?
 
2014-01-25 12:48:21 AM  
A weapon of gastric destruction
 
2014-01-25 12:57:50 AM  
Well they have laws against bringing in food stuffs...


However, Haggis shouldn't be classified as food; but rather a cultural artifact.
 
2014-01-25 05:08:24 AM  

optikeye: Well they have laws against bringing in food stuffs...


However, Haggis shouldn't be classified as food; but rather a cultural artifact.


I was going to ask - they don't let people take that shiat out of Scotland, do they?
And we're worried about Iran?
 
2014-01-25 05:12:43 AM  
I think haggis is a kind of Scottish breathalyzer test. If eating haggis doesn't make you want to kill yourself, then you've had enough to drink.
 
2014-01-25 05:13:35 AM  
I've never had haggis, though I've always kinda wanted to try it. What does it really taste like, snark aside? The ingredients don't seem all that offensive.
 
2014-01-25 05:30:26 AM  
Rinse the stomach thoroughly and soak overnight in cold salted water.

Rinse the liver, heart, and tongue. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook these parts over medium heat for 2 hours. Remove and mince. Remove any gristle or skin and discard.

In a large bowl, combine the minced liver, heart, tongue, suet, onions, and toasted oats. Season with salt, pepper, and dried herbs. Moisten with some of the cooking water so the mixture binds. Remove the stomach from the cold salted water and fill 2/3 with the mixture. Sew or tie the stomach closed. Use a turning fork to pierce the stomach several times. This will prevent the haggis from bursting.

In a large pot of boiling water, gently place the filled stomach, being careful not to splash. Cook over high heat for 3 hours.

Serve with mashed potatoes, if you serve it at all.
 
2014-01-25 05:33:12 AM  
This guy should think himself lucky he wasn't carrying concealed bagpipes.
 
2014-01-25 05:33:19 AM  
How dare Stubby mock the awesomeness that is haggis! Good haggis is amazing--like a savoury oatmeal to my mind.

For your insolence, I shall play you the song of my people!
 
2014-01-25 05:48:00 AM  
Haggis!  I love the stuff.

Happy Robbie Burns Day Farkkers!

Anyone else going to a Burns supper tonight?
 
2014-01-25 05:50:00 AM  

Jamieboy: Haggis!  I love the stuff.

Happy Robbie Burns Day Farkkers!

Anyone else going to a Burns supper tonight?

oops... I mean "Farkers"

 
2014-01-25 05:54:22 AM  

robohobo: I've never had haggis, though I've always kinda wanted to try it. What does it really taste like, snark aside? The ingredients don't seem all that offensive.


Tastes just like that other Scottish favorite: the McNugget.
 
2014-01-25 06:18:32 AM  
But is he True Scotsman?
 
2014-01-25 06:29:39 AM  
Haggis is delicious!  And that recipe up there is accurate!
 
2014-01-25 06:32:29 AM  

wildcardjack: Rinse the stomach thoroughly and soak overnight in cold salted water.

Rinse the liver, heart, and tongue. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook these parts over medium heat for 2 hours. Remove and mince. Remove any gristle or skin and discard.

In a large bowl, combine the minced liver, heart, tongue, suet, onions, and toasted oats. Season with salt, pepper, and dried herbs. Moisten with some of the cooking water so the mixture binds. Remove the stomach from the cold salted water and fill 2/3 with the mixture. Sew or tie the stomach closed. Use a turning fork to pierce the stomach several times. This will prevent the haggis from bursting.

In a large pot of boiling water, gently place the filled stomach, being careful not to splash. Cook over high heat for 3 hours.

Serve with mashed potatoes, if you serve it at all.




Except that recipe doesn't include sheeps lung which is probably the most important ingredient in haggis as it gives it a lightness
 
2014-01-25 06:34:12 AM  
So, a circus midget, eh?
I've been looking forward to this, for a long time!
 
2014-01-25 06:37:56 AM  
That's offal :-(

robohobo: I've never had haggis, though I've always kinda wanted to try it. What does it really taste like, snark aside? The ingredients don't seem all that offensive.


In all honesty, your traditional Burns Night dinner is pretty crap. Chappit neeps and tatties, with haggis. I always end up blending the three together on my plate, and that's fine enough. Thank goodness for the whisky.

Haggis itself? It's quite tasty. A well seasoned meat pudding. Better to get it fae a chipper, though; it's nicer battered and deep fried.

/What isn't?
 
2014-01-25 06:38:00 AM  
 
2014-01-25 06:52:05 AM  
Good thing it wasn't a flight to the US, they'd be enjoying their waterboarding in Gitmo already.

/haggis is delicious
//free the haggis
 
2014-01-25 07:03:37 AM  
Smuggling haggis? Someone should be kilt.
 
2014-01-25 07:03:39 AM  

fredbox: /haggis is delicious
//free the haggis


How revolting!
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2014-01-25 07:10:05 AM  
I'm cooking for a traditional Scottish event tonight, so I'm getting a kick out of....


Luckily, the haggis is store bought and provided by the Scotsmen.  IMHO, it is a smell that you never, ever forget when cooked.


Our motto for this event is "everyone touches the turd," meaning all of us have to work the event.


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2014-01-25 07:19:25 AM  
security staff are usually pretty po-faced and they didn't really see the joke.

Is po-faced another way of saying shiat-faced?  ;)
 
2014-01-25 07:25:50 AM  
Did any one but me read tfa and see where he was also carrying a knife in his shoe (inside carry on bag) that they did not find?

/slightly more concerning than the farkin haggis, Imho.
 
2014-01-25 07:26:00 AM  
Haggis is great!  Very good as part of a Scottish fry-up.

The last time I had it (Edinburgh in September) it was a bit spicy but sausage-like.  Tiny little chunks all sort of mashed together.  Good.  I also had it prepared at (a) home with Drambuie over it, for Christmas dinner '09.  First time I had it then and I enjoyed it as well.
 
2014-01-25 07:28:54 AM  
Haggis must have been the creation of a bar bet. "Hey Ean, I bet you ten beers I could create the most disgustiong meal from leftover, discarded animal parts, and get at least five people to not only eat it but like it."
 
2014-01-25 07:33:42 AM  

robohobo: I've never had haggis, though I've always kinda wanted to try it. What does it really taste like, snark aside? The ingredients don't seem all that offensive.


I've been to Scotland three times, and have eaten haggis every time. It's like a spicy meat hash. Has a texture not unlike a slightly dryer (though that depends on who's making it) corned beef hash.

Honestly, as long as you aren't thinking about the process of which it was made, you'd never even know it was made in a stomach and would find it quite delicious.

/Scotland was one of my absolute favorite places to visit while I lived in Europe
 
2014-01-25 07:39:26 AM  

SpinStopper: Is po-faced another way of saying shiat-faced?  ;)


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/A picture's worth 1000 words.
 
2014-01-25 07:49:13 AM  
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Who are these crazy people?
 
2014-01-25 08:04:44 AM  
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Bob Down: This guy should think himself lucky he wasn't carrying concealed bagpipes.


Came out of my office building yesterday and this guy was just standing there and began playing the pipes.  The above is a cropped photo I took when I drove by later.
 
2014-01-25 08:28:11 AM  
Although airport staff were concerned about the harmless haggis, they failed to notice that Mr Blake, a keen kilt-wearer, was also carrying a sgian dubh, the knife worn as part of the traditional Highland dress.


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2014-01-25 08:43:57 AM  
 
2014-01-25 08:56:58 AM  
I'll be having an American-made haggis tonight, to celebrate Burns Night. It's nowhere near as good as the real thing, since it's missing several vital ingredients.
Fun fact, an authentic Haggis isn't legal in the US, so you can't import them, and have to buy the peely-wally local kind.
It's strange that the country that brought the World such culinary delights as the 'McRib' should ban a wholesome delicacy like the Haggis.
Ah weel.....

Happy Burns Night, ye crawlin' ferlies.
 
2014-01-25 09:03:06 AM  
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2014-01-25 09:05:39 AM  
i will be in scotland in july, up in the speyside region. i think i may have to try haggis at least once.
 
2014-01-25 09:05:50 AM  

Jamieboy: Haggis!  I love the stuff.

Happy Robbie Burns Day Farkkers!

Anyone else going to a Burns supper tonight?


Yep. My best mate's birthday's today and he always does the full Burns' Night thing (which is a bit odd cos he's the least nationalist Scot I've ever met, and I've met me.)

A good haggis - like Macsween's - is a delicious thing. The stuff you get out of tins I wouldn't feed to a scabby dug.
 
2014-01-25 09:14:56 AM  

robohobo: I've never had haggis, though I've always kinda wanted to try it. What does it really taste like, snark aside? The ingredients don't seem all that offensive.


It's actually very good.
 
2014-01-25 09:16:23 AM  
Haggis is a super-food! Imagine a meatloaf with a lot of oats. Delicious!
 
2014-01-25 09:42:19 AM  
Could have been worse.

Could have been an Asian with Dorian fruit.
 
2014-01-25 09:49:51 AM  

symptomoftheuniverse: Did any one but me read tfa and see where he was also carrying a knife in his shoe (inside carry on bag) that they did not find?

/slightly more concerning than the farkin haggis, Imho.


priorities man, PRIORITIES!
 
2014-01-25 09:58:52 AM  

Tillmaster: I'll be having an American-made haggis tonight, to celebrate Burns Night. It's nowhere near as good as the real thing, since it's missing several vital ingredients.
Fun fact, an authentic Haggis isn't legal in the US, so you can't import them, and have to buy the peely-wally local kind.
It's strange that the country that brought the World such culinary delights as the 'McRib' should ban a wholesome delicacy like the Haggis.
Ah weel.....

Happy Burns Night, ye crawlin' ferlies.


A good butcher/abattoir that deals with sheep should be able to provode the lungs. Just tell then you're making homemade dog food and they can legally do it.
 
2014-01-25 10:10:49 AM  
Jumping on the haggis-is-good train. Had it at a pub in Edinburgh. Naturally, they tried to convince me that it was a sma' cre'tur' that runs wild on the heath....

Out if the can is pretty bland. Have to know how to spice it properly.

Edinburgh is a wonderful, wonderful city.
 
2014-01-25 10:19:20 AM  
My PA Dutch Grandma used to make hog maw. Same principle as haggis but without the nasty ingredients. Instead of tongues, livers & whatnot she'd stuff a pigs stomach with diced potatoes, sausage, sage & a few onions. Baked at 350F until awesome.

/Loved me some Grandma
 
2014-01-25 10:20:35 AM  

spunkymunky: Tillmaster: I'll be having an American-made haggis tonight, to celebrate Burns Night. It's nowhere near as good as the real thing, since it's missing several vital ingredients.
Fun fact, an authentic Haggis isn't legal in the US, so you can't import them, and have to buy the peely-wally local kind.
It's strange that the country that brought the World such culinary delights as the 'McRib' should ban a wholesome delicacy like the Haggis.
Ah weel.....

Happy Burns Night, ye crawlin' ferlies.

A good butcher/abattoir that deals with sheep should be able to provode the lungs. Just tell then you're making homemade dog food and they can legally do it.


Never thought of that. Thanks. We have a local 'artisan' butcher who could probably do it.
 
2014-01-25 10:26:36 AM  
Not a Scotsman but, since I hang around with folks who like to do all manner of butchery and charcuterie, I've had Haggis, as well as several other tasty treats traditionally made from the parts most Americans won't eat.

Haggis, like so many dishes from other cultures and countries, is simply a means of using every part of the animal.  Most of those delicacies are from rural traditions.  If you've ever gone to the trouble of actually raising animals for food, things like Haggis taste pretty damned good when compared to the alternative of wasting valuable nutrition.
 
2014-01-25 10:30:50 AM  
 
2014-01-25 10:30:54 AM  
Something similar happened to me once. I had a motherboard for my sister-in-law's computer I was going to rebuild, and a frozen-but-slowly-thawing package of miso soup for my in-law's Japanese foreign exchange student. The x-ray machine picked up a bunch of electronics and some kind of thickish paste.

My suitcase went in on the conveyor at baggage check...but didn't come back out. Two TSA officers came and got me, and escorted me to a back room with five more TSA officers and my suitcase on a table in the middle of a very white, very bare room.

"Will you open your suitcase for us, sir?" one of the agents asked.

I thought I knew what was up, and for just a second I thought about saying "No, you open it," just to mess with them, but I didn't. I opened it. I explained the motherboard and the miso soup, and I was on my way again shortly. But it was kind of fun/interesting.

/Pre 9/11 CSB.
 
2014-01-25 10:44:03 AM  
I don't get the haggis-hate. Must be this "ew, foreign cooking" thing. I had haggis several times when I visited Scotland, and I liked it.

Haggis, tattis, and neeps FTW.

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2014-01-25 10:45:20 AM  
Jus add a little hot sauce and I'm sure it's fine
 
2014-01-25 11:14:47 AM  
 
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