Where does the word come from
Nobody knows. The Oxford English Dictionary suggests that the is no evidence to show that it might come from the French word hachis "hash", but is unable to find any other derivation.
Haggis is considered Scottish today, but truth to tell, was very popular in English cookery until the 18th century
What is Haggis
A dish consisting of the heart, lungs, and liver of a sheep, calf, etc. (or sometimes of the tripe and chitterlings), minced with suet and oatmeal, seasoned with salt, pepper, onions, etc., and boiled like a large sausage.
How do actually make Haggis
Not all of us are privileged enough to make Haggis. If you live in the USA your government has decreed many of the ingredients unsuitable for human consumption, and cannot be purchased in the shops!
First the ingredients
Now to make it.
Robert Burns and the Haggis
These days poets do not write odes to hamburgers, but Burns had his address to the Haggis, and hence the 25th January, Burns Night is the high point of haggis in Scotland
Robert Burns said in his Address to the Haggis:
There you have it, enjoy your Haggis
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