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Posted: 1/13/2006 8:35:15 PM EDT
Yup it bolded....

Anyway have any of you eaten or tasted haggis? I know what its made of, but what does it taste like? My kids want to know..
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:36:13 PM EDT
Its not on my list.


New in MREs for 2007 Haggis
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:36:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taxman:
Its not on my list.


New in MREs for 2007 Haggis



HAHAHAHAH!! not thats funny!
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:42:34 PM EDT
"To enjoy Scotland's National Dish one can either trek some 3000 miles across the "pond" or simply open a can of this authentic Scottish haggis."



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mmmmmmmmmmmmmm cannnnned haggis!
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:43:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:45:08 PM EDT
Haggis rates right up there with Baluts on my "Want to eat someday" list
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:45:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By brouhaha:
Yes. And the real stuff is very tasty.



+1
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:45:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By brouhaha:
Yes. And the real stuff is very tasty.



What does it taste like?
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:46:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:

Originally Posted By brouhaha:
Yes. And the real stuff is very tasty.



What does it taste like?



not like chicken but I cant describe it I like it
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:46:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stealth:
"To enjoy Scotland's National Dish one can either trek some 3000 miles across the "pond" or simply open a can of this authentic Scottish haggis."

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www.vermontcountrystore.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=31397&itemType=PRODUCT&iProductID=31397&searchid=inceptor



mmmmmmmmmmmmmm cannnnned haggis!



Dude you got to get some for the next range/MX get together!!
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:49:02 PM EDT
I've had it in Edinburg. It's different and it's better than what the English would feed you (like deep fried bread with pork 'n beans).
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:49:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BURN:

Originally Posted By brouhaha:
Yes. And the real stuff is very tasty.



+1



+1
Excellent Stuff
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:51:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 4v50:
I've had it in Edinburg.




+1 That is where I have had it as well.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:54:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 8:54:20 PM EDT by Stealth]

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:


Dude you got to get some for the next range/MX get together!!



I'll see if I can find a good bottle of 15 week old Scotch to go with it!
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:54:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:55:35 PM EDT
Nope.... haven't had it....
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:55:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By brouhaha:

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:

Originally Posted By brouhaha:
Yes. And the real stuff is very tasty.



What does it taste like?



It's been a while, but I remember it tasting almost like dirty rice.

Kinda spicy.



That would rock!
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:57:35 PM EDT
I'd eat Haggis, but the little bastards are hard to catch and harder to shoot.

Besides, there's only small numbers of them in Kansas, having been imported and set free in the late 1800s by Scottish immigrants.

Jim
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:59:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KS_Physicist:
I'd eat Haggis, but the little bastards are hard to catch and harder to shoot.

Besides, there's only small numbers of them in Kansas, having been imported and set free in the late 1800s by Scottish immigrants.

Jim



Hey are they a relative of the assmonkey? they sound rather similar..
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 11:58:21 PM EDT
I am ashamed to say no. My Scottish highlander ancestors are ashamed of me.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 12:06:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:

Originally Posted By brouhaha:
It's been a while, but I remember it tasting almost like dirty rice.

Kinda spicy.



That would rock!




Ah hell man, I can fix you up a great big bowl of spicy dirty rice if ya like.

That'd be EASY.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 12:14:13 AM EDT
No

And for the rest of you that don't know wtf it is.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haggis
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 12:15:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/14/2006 12:51:09 AM EDT by Noname]




Keeps me some wee haggis...

Link Posted: 1/14/2006 12:33:47 AM EDT
No but I want to.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 12:53:58 AM EDT

From what I hear it is "not legal" to sell animal lungs for consumption in the US. I never bothered to look that up, I just took the hearsay for what it was worth.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 1:36:23 AM EDT
I have had it a few times in Scotland.. Any tourist trap place will sell it.

Nothing spectacular or gross.. Cant remember what it tasted like, and I ate it, so could not have been bad.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 2:02:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/14/2006 2:02:44 AM EDT by Seth_Livzz]
Tried it, hated it. But then again it probably wasn't authentic since I had it downtown Indianapolis.

It didn't really taste bad. It just didn't taste all that good. I ate maybe 1/3 of a bowl of it before I decided I couldn't eat anymore. It has a overly earthy flavor.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 2:07:49 AM EDT
nope , it don;t sound too good
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 2:27:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/14/2006 2:28:12 AM EDT by Bunnyassassin]
Good Haggis should taste of meaty oats, the mother in law still makes it in the traditional manner and steeps all the ingredients herself......

..... I suffer it under pain of roasting. Personally, I am not a fan of eating offal, but when in Rome?

Link Posted: 1/14/2006 3:08:03 AM EDT
My Scottish Mother In Law eats it regularly.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 3:17:08 AM EDT
Tried it once and that was enough... Tasted like my worst memories eating liver when I was younger - pure ass...
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 3:33:58 AM EDT
So.... If I weren't able to get the stomach, lung, heart, or liver of a sheep at Albertsons....

How would one go about making a reasonable substitute for haggis here in the US?
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 4:07:48 AM EDT
I think it's one step above chocolate covered grass hoppers
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 4:32:04 AM EDT
Closest I have come is eating scrapple.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 4:59:19 AM EDT
My sister wentot vist the family in Scotland, she brought some Haggis back, the dog would not eat it and he is a Black Scottie!
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 5:00:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/14/2006 5:04:44 AM EDT by TexasRooter]
That recipe looks similar to czech itranitza (best I can spell it) or it's cousin Boudan. Of course no lung in either of those and packed in a gut instead of a bag. Boudan uses rice instead oatmeal.

Bet its good with crackers, hot sause and beer!
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 5:13:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/14/2006 5:16:10 AM EDT by peasant]
I had it a couple of times in Scotland and liked it. You need to try haggis, neeps and tatties. MMMMM. Understand, it's basically poor people's food from the days when most of our ancestors ate EVERY part of an animal and made do withwhat they had. But hey, lots of people today would think I'm crazy for making a meal of white beans and cornbread. Now, THAT'S gooood eatin'! It would do a lot of people good to understand how their grandparents had to live.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 5:51:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
Yup it bolded....

Anyway have any of you eaten or tasted haggis? I know what its made of, but what does it taste like? My kids want to know..



Hey- I'm married to a REAL Scotswoman- you're damned right I've eaten haggis- had some for Hogmanay (New Year's), along with tatties and neeps, black pudding, and a little bit of whiskey. Tastes spicy, but not like Mex. or Thai spicy- it's hard to describe, other than that I like the taste.

ARFCOMMERS: Don't knock haggis till you've tried it.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 5:57:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Stealth:
"To enjoy Scotland's National Dish one can either trek some 3000 miles across the "pond" or simply open a can of this authentic Scottish haggis."

www.vermontcountrystore.com/images/us/local/products/detail/f08853_dt.jpg

www.vermontcountrystore.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=31397&itemType=PRODUCT&iProductID=31397&searchid=inceptor



mmmmmmmmmmmmmm cannnnned haggis!



I've tried some of it- it was actually pretty good, even though it's out of a can..
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 6:00:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 4v50:
I've had it in Edinburg. It's different and it's better than what the English would feed you (like deep fried bread with pork 'n beans).



EVERYTHING nowadays in Scotland is served deep fried. Even Mars bars and Oreo cookies.....big national health problem.

"Wha's fer tay, mum?"

"Heart attack on a plate, Jemmy!"

Link Posted: 1/14/2006 6:02:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KS_Physicist:
I'd eat Haggis, but the little bastards are hard to catch and harder to shoot.

Besides, there's only small numbers of them in Kansas, having been imported and set free in the late 1800s by Scottish immigrants.

Jim




Go to www.haggishunt.com, laddie!



Link Posted: 1/14/2006 6:06:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Stottman:
I have had it a few times in Scotland.. Any tourist trap place will sell it.

Nothing spectacular or gross.. Cant remember what it tasted like, and I ate it, so could not have been bad.



Tourist traps in the UK ALL sell shitty food, since you're a captive audience, and tourists have no time to nor any idea about seeking out other restaurants. Go to out of the way places where the locals go, and you'll discover that English and Scottish cuisine are really good!
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 6:09:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 12:54:35 PM EDT
Tastes just a little better than plain liver. I wouldn't make a habit of it, and it definitely could use some good salsa and maybe guacamole to make it more palatable.

Once a year when kirking the tartan or on Bobby Burns Birthday is enough for me.

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