A quick andbrief look at some famed Scottish dishes.
Do not be alarmed at the picture above, it is only a deep fried Mars Bar. Below you will find a list of Scottish food, some taste better than they sound; some really do sound as if they would taste really bad.
Aberdeen Angus: Scottish breed of beef cattle that has internationally renowned for its quality and flavour.
Arbroath Smokies: A full haddock which has been salted and smoked over wood chips. Best served with warm, buttered oatcakes.
Atholl Brose: A sweet oatmeal, honey and whisky drink.
Bannocks: Can either be a different name for oatcakes or a type of soda scone. Named after an area around Stirling.
Black Bun: Traditionally eaten at New Year, a black bun is a cake made with flour, dried fruits, spices, milk and treacle.
Bridies: A folded circle of pastry with a meat and onion filling. The best bridies come from Forfar.
Butteries: A long-lasting morning roll that is made with a yeast dough, butter and lard.
Clapshot: Mainly made in Orkney, turnip and mashed potato with herbs and seasoning.
Clootie Dumpling: Made from flour, dried fruit, milk, treacle and spices and then tied in a cloth and boiled. Despite being a ‘pudding’ it is mainly eaten with the main course.
Cock-a-Leekie: Traditional Scottish soup made with chicken stock, leeks and potatoes.
Crail Capon: Haddock.
Cranachan: A ‘pudding’ made from oatmeal, whisky and cream – it is not uncommon for raspberries to be added.
Crappet Heads: Haddock soup with fishballs that are served in a cleaned out fish head.
Crowdie: Whey cheese that is rolled in oatmeal.
Cullen Skink: Chowder of potatoes and smoked haddock.
Deep-fried Mars bar: Anyone who says this is an urban myth is lying – I once had one! Does what it says on the tin, a Mars Bar fried in batter (only in Scotland eh?).
Dundee Cake: Fruit cake topped with almonds.
Edinburgh Fog: A ‘pudding’ made with double cream and sugar with almonds and whisky added for good measure.
Finnan Haddies: Smoked haddock lightly baked in milk.
Glasgow Salad: That would be a Scotch Pie, chips and beans!
Gourock Ham: Salted Herring.
Haggis: Oatmeal and mutton offal in a pigs stomach. Tastes better than it sounds.
Hotchpotch: A thick broth with vegetables and mutton.
Hot Toddy: Hot Whisky – a cure-all for all ‘ills’.
Howtowdie: Roast chicken with a stuffing of skirlie and served with poached eggs.
Jeely Piece: Jam sandwich.
Jethart Snails: Boiled sweets that are twists of brown boiled toffee.
Kale Soup: Cabbage soup – best eaten alone!
Kedgeree: Victorian breakfast dish made with rice, haddock, eggs and curry spices.
Kippers: Smoked herring.
Lorne Sausage: (Or square sausage as it is also known) Pork or beef sausage meat shaped in a loaf tin and sliced before cooking.
Marzipan Dates: Dates, stuffed with marzipan and coated in sugar.
Mealie Pudding: Sausage shaped ‘pudding’ made from oatmeal, drippings and onions.
Millionaires Shortbread: Shortbread with a layer of caramel and a layer of chocolate.
Mince and Tatties: Everyone’s favourite hearty meal – mince and potatoes.
Moffat Toffee: Hard toffee with a burnt treacle taste.
Oatcakes: Biscuits made from oats.
Partan Bree: Soup made from crabmeat, chicken or fish stock, cream and rice.
Porridge: A staple food in Scotland for many a year. Oats boiled in water until it resembles wall paper paste. Can be served with salt, sugar, honey or milk.
Potted Hough: A beef shin bone simmered for hours with seasoning.
Rumbledethumps: Potatoes, cabbage and onions all mixed together.
Scones: Unyeasted buns with a dry taste.
Scotch Broth: Thick soup made with mutton stock, carrots, onions, turnip, dried peas and barley.
Scotch Eggs: A boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat covered in breadcrumbs.
Scotch Pie: Minced lamb or mutton in a suet pastry – even tastes good in a roll.
Selkirk Bannock: A fruit bread, usually served at Christmas.
Sheep’s Heid: A sheep’s head cooked in a broth with vegetables and barley.
Shortbread: Buttery biscuit with a rich taste.
Skirlie: Stuffing made of oatmeal and onions.
Soda Scones: Like normal scones but also includes bicarbonate of soda in the cooking process.
Soor Plooms: Boiled sweets that wreck your teeth.
Steak Pie: Stewed steak, onions and gravy dish topped with puff or short-crust pastry.
Stovies: A thick stew made with onions and potatoes, slow-cooked on the stove top with added lard or beef-dripping.
Tablet: Condensed milk with added butter and sugar. Once it has been boiled and left to cook you are left with something like a brick that will melt in your mouth.
Tattie Scones: Mashed potato and flour patties, traditionally cut into triangles. You have not lived until you try a roll of square sausage and tattie scone.