31 Jul 2011

Mincemeat 'Haggis' (for 'Harry Potter')

This adorable little guy was illustrated by Ryan S. Thomason, a friend and former colleague of my other half.  
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If only Harry had defeated Voldemort with an attack of savage haggis.  
Now, that would have been something to see.

But seriously, haggis is nothing to be afraid of. If you've never tried it, you're missing out. Think of it as a meatloaf with oatmeal and plenty of black pepper dressed up as an overgrown sausage and don't be a wuss about it. Trust me, you've eaten worse things in a hot dog. 

This sweet, dessert version of 'haggis' has more in common with a mince tart than it's meatier namesake. For an extra special touch, whip up some cream with a splash of whisky to serve.

Now, you're probably wondering, "What's haggis got to do with Harry Potter?" and I'll admit, not much, aside from a rather foul version served at Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington's five-hundredth Deathday Party in the video game for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. (Source: Harry Potter Wiki). I'm taking creative licence with this one and drawing on the fact that J.K. Rowling lives in Edinburgh and, therefore, Scotland's national dish should appear in some form in connection with the books. Bookmark this one to serve on January 25th for the perfect end to your Burn's Night Supper.

Please note: This is a theoretical recipe and has not yet been tested in my kitchen. New recipe & photos can be found by following the link below.

Tried & Tested October 2011


  1. I think, for this to have a haggissy flavour (one s or two in "haggissy"?) it needs things like sage and rosemary - and LOTS of pepper, as any good haggis should.

    I'm so stealing this recipe, btw. ;-)



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