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Sir Nicholas’ Haggis

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Author: Rowling, J.K.
Book: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Difficulty rating: Harry Potter
Deliciousness rating: Acceptable

Part of Sir Nicholas’ 524th Deathday Feast

The smell was quite disgusting …. There was a great maggoty haggis. (Book 2: UK 102, US 133)

What is haggis? According to Wikipedia, haggis is a “savoury pudding containing sheep’s pluck (heart, liver, and lungs); minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, traditionally encased in the animal’s stomach, though now often in an artificial casing instead.” Appealing, amirite? The one that we found was lamb liver and beef in a beef casing.

Did it measure up?

Why yes, the smell was indeed quite disgusting, and while the haggis wasn’t maggoty, it was certainly inedible! Haggis really must be an acquired taste. To those who have not acquired the taste, like us, it is just like eating spoonfuls of dog food. (Jenne couldn’t even bring herself to taste it.)

Okay, to be fair, Jenne and I both hate liver, so we were never going to like haggis. When else were we going to try it, if not at our Deathday party? Our two friends who do like liver ended up taking it home. They made a savory pumpkin pie with it and enjoyed it hugely. Cool for them, NEVER FOR US AGAIN.

SIR NICHOLAS HAGGIS

Supplies & Ingredients Needed:

  • Steamer
  • Water
  • The stupid haggis

Directions:

  1. Take the haggis out of the plastic wrap and steam it for 40 minutes.
  2. Put the haggis on a plate and slit it open with a knife.
  3. Scoop it out with a spoon. I guess it’s often eaten with sides of potatoes. I just tasted it and was horrified.

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Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. London: Bloomsbury, 1997.

Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. New York: Scholastic Inc., 1999.

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