41 Ratings
Recipe courtesy ofAlton Brown

Total: 5 hr 42 min Prep: 30 min Cook: 5 hr

Yield: Depends on how much you throw

Level: Advanced



  • 1 sheep stomach
  • 1 sheep liver
  • 1 sheep heart
  • 1 sheep tongue
  • 1/2 pound suet, minced
  • 3 medium onions, minced
  • 1/2 pound dry oats, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried ground herbs


  • Rinse the stomach thoroughly and soak overnight in cold salted water.

  • Rinse the liver, heart, and tongue. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook these parts over medium heat for 2 hours. Remove and mince. Remove any gristle or skin and discard.

  • In a large bowl, combine the minced liver, heart, tongue, suet, onions, and toasted oats. Season with salt, pepper, and dried herbs. Moisten with some of the cooking water so the mixture binds. Remove the stomach from the cold salted water and fill 2/3 with the mixture. Sew or tie the stomach closed. Use a turning fork to pierce the stomach several times. This will prevent the haggis from bursting.

  • In a large pot of boiling water, gently place the filled stomach, being careful not to splash. Cook over high heat for 3 hours.

  • Serve with mashed potatoes, if you serve it at all.

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Show: Good Eats
Episode: Oat Cuisine

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41 Ratings

<p>"Serve with mashed potatoes, if you serve it at all."   Wow, nasty comment Alton; would you say the same about an AFRICAN or BLACK dish?   Nope, you wouldn't dare, but you think you can mock the Scots because they are WHITE and KIND so they won't fight back.   </p><p><br /></p><p>I recall ordering my first haggis at a restaurant in Scotland (it was a job to find; not everyone makes it or has it on the menu at all times).   I wanted to know what was so funny (aside from the name, which has been mocked for decades).   I LOVED IT!   It tasted VERY much like Thanksgiving Dinner stuffing/dressing (whichever you call it).     </p><p><br /></p><p>Just like our Thanksgiving stuffing, every family has their own way of making haggis.  The following is a very basic recipe that can be changed as desired.   It is made from "minced organ meats, minced onions, oatmeal, suet, nutmeg, salt and pepper, and lamb broth."   HOW different is that from the Thanksgiving Dinner dish that I make from "minced organ meats, minced onions and celery, cubed stale bread, butter, sage, salt and pepper, and turkey broth?"   The ONLY real difference is that one is minced lamb organs and the other is minced turkey organs.      </p><p><br /></p><p>IMNTBHO Alton has gotten SO MEAN since he has been hanging out with Bobby Flay and Giada  de Laurentiis; she is so phony and false and it rubs off.     Alton's mean kitchen show is unwatchable; it is so stupid, I can't believe they treat food (and each other) with such disdain.  I have COMPLETELY changed my view of Alton.   I no longer look to him for anything.   His nasty mouth and weird attitude are sickening.   He is off my radar completely.  Nasty and negative is NEVER cool; just small.   He has become the invisible shrinking man.  I hope the money and fame are worth it; he sold whatever soul he had left.      </p> See All Reviews Post Review

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