Haggis is a savoury pudding containing sheep's pluck (heart, liver and lungs); minced with onion
, suet, spices, and salt
, mixed with stock, and traditionally encased in the animal's stomach and simmered for approximately three hours. Most modern commercial haggis is prepared in a sausage casing rather than an actual stomach.
As the 2001 English edition of the Larousse Gastronomique puts it, "Although its description is not immediately appealing, haggis has an excellent nutty texture and delicious savoury flavour".
Haggis is a traditional Scottish dish, considered the national dish of Scotland as a result of Robert Burns' poem Address to a Haggis of 1787. Haggis is traditionally served with "neeps and tatties" (Scots for turnip
), boiled and mashed separately and a dram (a glass of Scotch whisky), especially as the main course of a Burns supper.