Going to be in Scotland on an upcoming trip and I was doing a little research on local delicacies when I came across this explanation of exactly what is in Haggis in Google’s dictionary:
(HAG-ihs) – Haggis is a Scottish dish made from sheep’s offal (windpipe, lungs, heart and liver) of the sheep, which is first boiled and then minced. It is then mixed with beef suet and lightly toasted oatmeal. This mixture is placed inside the sheep’s stomach, which is sewn closed. The resulting haggis is traditionally cooked by further boiling (for up to three hours).
Sounds delectable, doesn’t it? I’m all for sampling local specialties to feel like you are really experiencing a place, but this one may be a little tough. Apparently the dish is sort of a famous national symbol for the Scottish. Stay tuned to see if I try it next month.