Haggis, neeps & tatties
Enjoy a traditional Scottish meal of haggis, neeps and tatties – it's perfect for any Burns Night dinner or simply when you fancy something comforting
- Serves: 4 persons
- 500g haggis
- 1kg potatoes such as Maris Piper, cut into similar-sized pieces
- 100ml milk
- 150g unsalted butter
- 1swede, peeled and diced
- 2large carrots, diced
Step 1Heat the haggis following pack instructions. When the haggis has 30 mins cooking time remaining, tip the potatoes into a large pan of generously salted cold water, then bring to the boil over a medium heat and cook for 10-12 mins until very tender when pierced with a fork. Drain well and leave to steam-dry in the colander for 10 mins.
Step 2Add half the milk and two-thirds of the butter to the pan used to cook the potatoes, and warm over a low heat until the butter is melted and the milk is just steaming. Remove from the heat and return the potatoes to a pan, then use a potato masher to mash everything together. Or, pass the potatoes through a medium sieve into the pan in batches using the back of a spoon or ladle. (Using a sieve will give you a very fine, no-lump texture.) Season well with salt and pepper.
Step 3Meanwhile, cook the swede and carrots in a pan of boiling water for 18-20 mins until very tender when pierced with a fork. Drain well and leave to steam-dry in the colander for 10 mins. Return the vegetables to the pan along with the remaining milk and butter, then coarsely mash using a potato masher – you don’t want a smooth texture here. Season well. Serve the haggis with the neeps and tatties alongside.