In Honour of Robert Burns
There are literally millions of pages on the web dedicated to Robert Burns and his poetry, so I won't go into any of it here. Suffice to say, this is one Scottish bard who will never be forgotten. But I would like to remind you all that a haggis isn't just for Burns night and that a frugal house may serve a frugal meal any day of the year!
Frugalhagg is a fantastic alternative! You just mince and mix together all your meaty scraps and leftovers with diced onion, oatmeal and suet, season it with salt and plenty of pepper, wrap it in a floured cloth and boil it in a pan of water until it's done. It's a bit like a clootie dumpling but with a meaty, spicy taste rather than a fruity, sweet taste. I'd suggest making it about a third of the size of the normal clootie dumpling.
I'll make some frugalhagg the first chance I get and do a step-by-step photo blog. Until then, you'll need to make do with a photo of the exceptionally cute Haggis McGonk included in this post.