Saturday, February 6, 2010

Haggis Quesadillas









The Haggis Quesadilla!! Aka the best fusion food invention ever.

When we were in Scotland, we were determined to eat the local cuisine as much as possible. This meant many meals of haggis, neeps, and tatties (haggis with turnips and potatoes), some fish and chips, and a regrettable meal of dried out deep-fried hamburger. One day we came across a Mexican restaurant that looked like the usual bad Mexican place here, with stale chips and giant margaritas. One thing, however, was different: They served haggis quesadillas. Eager to try what was sure to be a culinary masterpiece, we begged our parents to get lunch there, but they refused. But finally, years later, I had a haggis quesadilla. And it was delicious.

Haggis Quesadilla Serves 1

Heat up a non-stick skillet and add about 1/4 of a 15 oz can of haggis (our parents got it at a Scottish store in SF and sent it to us. If you can't find any, there are recipes for vegetarian haggis online). Stir it until it gets hot, then put it on top of a tortilla. Add some oil to the pan, heat it up and add 1 diced garlic clove and 1 handful of sliced white mushrooms. Saute until lightly browned. Remove from heat. Sprinkle some grated cheese (I used TJ's Mexican blend) over the haggis, then put on the mushrooms and garlic, then add more cheese. Put the whole quesadilla on the pan very carefully (you may want to use a spatula for this), and fry until lightly browned, about 1 minute on each side. Serve with salsa, if you like.
-Rita
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9 comments:

fartygirl said...

When I was in Edinburg, I found vegetarian haggis. I still regret not trying it!

JennShaggy said...

Thanks! That's a great suggestion,too. I'm going to give it a try.

Quesadillas look amaaaaaazing :)

Nina said...

Haha this sounds amazing! Thanks for commenting on my blog!

traynharder23 said...

my dad tried haggis in scotland when he was there! omg. i don't think he liked it that much....and this is a dude that likes pretty gross stuff!

oh mna. you have no idea how i'm like CRUNCHY! COME BACK TO ME!! i finished one jar and am going to work on the next one.
so are you the younger twin? i'm the younger by 5 minutes baby!

Joanne said...

This takes fusion cuisine to a whole new level! Awesome.

traynharder23 said...

HAHHAHA you boss the other sister around???!! hilarious. 15 minutes eh?! that's a LOT! =D

mangocheeks said...

I love the versatility of vegetarian haggis. Recently, for a belated Burns Night I made some haggis pakora. Please do come and check them out. You won't be disappointed. In the past i've had haggis samosas too. Really good.

theUngourmet said...

I love fusion and I love anything in the form of a quesadilla! This does sound amazing! Anything with mushrooms is a winner! :)

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