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  • FROGLEEK
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    trying Haggis tonight for the first time as a tipped hat to all you true scots. As a real southerner pls advise what to serve with – neeps and tatties and mashed swede or something else?

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    Single malt gravy, nice

    trailmonkey
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    neeps and tatties and mashed swede

    Neeps (yellow turnips) are mashed sweede. According to the BBC website anyhow.

    FROGLEEK
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    Thanks for clearing that up monkey

    uplink
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    You’ll be needing a chip for your shoulder 😉

    Anna B
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    [/quote]Neeps (yellow turnips) are mashed sweede. According to the BBC website anyhow

    I did Burns supper on Friday for friends one of whom is Scottish. This question provoked a heated opinion from my usually mild mannered friend….. I did mashed swede with potato, but I think this is wrong. What English call swede is not what Scottish call swede it seems and I’m still a bit confused. The “swede” should have been orange, mine was pale yellow. I nearly did carrots instead and rather wish in hindsight that I had done.

    Am currently eating leftover haggis casserole.

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    Swede is a hybrid, a cabbage/turnip cross. Sometimes called Rutabaga

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    Anyway, funnier than Swede is that one of Rabbie’s poems is called….

    “Cock up your Beaver”

    [sniggers, again like a child/]

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    trying Haggis tonight for the first time

    It’s just a fat sausage.

    andym
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    This question provoked a heated opinion from my usually mild mannered friend….. I did mashed swede with potato, but I think this is wrong. What English call swede is not what Scottish call swede it seems and I’m still a bit confused. The “swede” should have been orange, mine was pale yellow. I nearly did carrots instead and rather wish in hindsight that I had done

    .

    Ungrateful b@stard. Give him pie and mash with mushy peas next time – that’ll teach him.

    Anyway surely a ‘neep’ is a turnip (or turneep) not a swede.

    uplink
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    Swede only really get orange if it’s had a few frosts on it – it’s pale yellow if snagged too early

    }trying wrote:

    wish i was, i love Haggis! suggested it to the wife earlier and was met with disdain.

    but i’ll partake of a wee dram of knockandoo all the same.

    Spesh99
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    Both turnips and swedes are referred to a neeps in Scotland (they are also both referred to as turnips by some) but the traditional haggis, neeps and tatties uses swede not turnip.

    FROGLEEK
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    Sorted we are having Haggis with roast potatoes and mashed swede and def trying dropoff’s single malt gravy.
    x

    druidh
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    Spesh99 – Member

    Both turnips and swedes are referred to a neeps in Scotland (they are also both referred to as turnips by some) but the traditional haggis, neeps and tatties uses swede not turnip.

    Wrongity, wrong, wrong. Neeps are turnips. Turnips are yellow in colour and are also used as halloween lanterns for the guising.

    druidh
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    FROGLEEK – Member

    Sorted we are having Haggis with roast potatoes and mashed swede and def trying dropoff’s single malt gravy.
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    Roast potatoes?? ROAST **** POTATOES?? Get them boiled and chapped!

    uplink
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    It’s simple

    Turnips are whitish looking plants – swedes are a purple reddish colour

    FROGLEEK
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    druidh what is chapped? a scots chopped?

    druidh
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    uplink – Member

    It’s simple

    Turnips are whitish looking plants – swedes are a purple reddish colour

    It’s Burns night. Scottish rules apply…

    druidh
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    Chapped (or chappit) = mashed

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    Swede is a hybrid, a cabbage/turnip cross. Sometimes called Rutabaga

    Well bugger me – Rutabaga is also the main ingredient in Branston pickle. I was reading the label the other day (yes it was a slow one) and I thought wtf is a Rutabaga. Now I know. Good effort.

    And we’ve just had our Haggis Neeps and Tatties – a few wee drams will follow 🙂

    Smee
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    FFS – It’s Boiled Haggis, Mashed Tatties and Mashed Turnip, washed down with single malt whisky – simple. It is not Haggis, Roast Potatoes and **** Swede, washed down with whiskey.

    Get a **** grip. 😉

    Smee
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    It must also be addressed properly too:

    Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face,
    Great chieftain o’ the puddin-race!
    Aboon them a’ ye tak your place,
    Painch, tripe, or thairm:
    Weel are ye wordy o’ a grace
    As lang’s my arm.

    The groaning trencher there ye fill,
    Your hurdies like a distant hill,
    Your pin wad help to mend a mill
    In time o’ need,
    While thro’ your pores the dews distil
    Like amber bead.

    His knife see rustic Labour dight,
    An’ cut you up wi’ ready sleight,
    Trenching your gushing entrails bright,
    Like ony ditch;
    And then, O what a glorious sight,
    Warm-reekin, rich!

    Then, horn for horn,
    they stretch an’ strive:
    Deil tak the hindmost! on they drive,
    Till a’ their weel-swall’d kytes belyve,
    Are bent lyke drums;
    Then auld Guidman, maist like to rive,
    “Bethankit!” ‘hums.

    Is there that owre his French ragout
    Or olio that wad staw a sow,
    Or fricassee wad mak her spew
    Wi’ perfect sconner,
    Looks down wi’ sneering, scornfu’ view
    On sic a dinner?

    Poor devil! see him ower his trash,
    As feckless as a wither’d rash,
    His spindle shank, a guid whip-lash,
    His nieve a nit;
    Thro’ bloody flood or field to dash,
    O how unfit!

    But mark the Rustic, haggis fed,
    The trembling earth resounds his tread.
    Clap in his walie nieve a blade,
    He’ll mak it whissle;
    An’ legs an’ arms, an’ heads will sned,
    Like taps o’ thrissle.

    Ye Pow’rs wha mak mankind your care,
    And dish them out their bill o’ fare,
    Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware
    That jaups in luggies;
    But, if ye wish her gratefu’ prayer,
    Gie her a haggis!

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    Some hae meat and cannae eat,
    and some wud eat that want it,

    but us veggies just had veggie haggis – V. tasty, but terrible wind when washed down with Theakston’s
    (the Bruichladdich came later)

    “Cock (cockerel feather) up your beaver (skin hat – worn by some regiment or other of the heathen Gaels)

    ;- )

    druidh
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    Swede

    Turnip

    Unwins? Based in Huntingdon (Englandshire) and therefore not submissable as an expert witness.

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    had haggis, chips and coleslaw, washed down with a fizzy rose.

    uplink
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    Unwins? Based in Huntingdon (Englandshire) and therefore not submissable as an expert witness

    Scottish swedes

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    And with your leftover haggis, get it on some bread and cover it in smoky cheese, and fire it under the grill, till bubbling.

    Mmmmmagic.

    FROGLEEK
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    OMG really didn’t realize the sin I was about to commit – druidh changed the roasties to mashed / swede will have to suffice – although it was quite turnipesque in appearance.

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