Scottish food / recipes
Anyone out there interested in Scottish food? I am an avid cook, and am trying to build my skills to include the food of my heritage. Not very exotic, I know -- but certainly unique!!!
I have thus far made stovies, shortbread, scotch eggs, haggis (of a sort), cock-a leekie soup, cullen skink chowder, among others.
I'm trying to get a menu planned for the upcoming St. Andrew's day (Sun. Nov. the 30th)
Yes, I have a kilt and wear it whenever I get a good excuse!
Any input or questions/dialouge would be much appreciated.
Ray Mc --
Hi Ray Mc
I saw your Scottish food post on the front page and as a fellow Scot, now in London thought i'd have a look!
I highly recommend Skurlie - a scottish oatmeal stuffing which I always make at Xmas - as was tradition in my family! Its really tasty and a little goes a long way as its very filling!
I also recommend tattie soup, with oatcakes of course! Also white pudding, although I've never made it - its a gorgeous kind of oatmeal sausage!
Theres recipes for all at www.scottishrecipes.com - althoug we never use butter for skurlie, tending to use lard (is that dripping in the US?).
If you like sweet things, Tablet is a very traditional scottish item and I found some yesterday while shopping in London - be warned it is very, VERY sweet!
Thanks so much for your swift reply. I am sure there are many cross-over dishes, as you have said. I talk to Welsh people, just not English unless absolutlety neccessary!
Did you get to the recent games at Loon in Sept? Great times, much whisky!!
Happy Thanksgiving, Hogmanay, etc!!
Ray Mc --