Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Flying Scotsmen

I love 'Come Dine With Me' My net book is beside me on the work top when I am cooking so I can watch away. It sometimes makes me cringe and also makes me laugh. Some of the recipes are very good and it's helpful seeing someone throw it together. This recipe came from a Scots contender. No surprise there. I love chicken and haggis and I thought what a great way to combine the two. It is very pretty when cooked and slices nicely if you want more delicate servings. I know it's not easy for people to get haggis. I imagine it would work nicely with sausage meat infused with some spice. I also wonder what it would be like with pate. All these are on my must try list. When I am in Scotland I buy the haggis in large sausage form and slice it for the freezer. Very convenient to use. My supply is nearly out though and as I have no visits planned to go across the water in the near future I really have to see if I can buy on line. Can't do without my haggis fix. The Flying Scotsmen are served with a whisky cream sauce. Couldn't be simpler to make and can be prepared well in advance ready to pop in the oven. It's yet again a really tasty way to use chicken breasts.


1 chicken fillet per person battened out flat between two sheets of cling film.

2 slices of streaky bacon per chicken fillet spread out flat with a knife (or you can use pancetta)
A little oil or butter
1 tablespoon of whisky (optional)
Approximately 1 tablespoon of haggis per chicken fillet

Whisky Sauce

100 mls chicken stock
100 mls of double cream
2 tablespoons of whisky
cornflour to thicken if needed


Pre heat oven to 180.c/160.c Fan/Gas 4/355.F

Mix the whisky if using with the haggis in a bowl to marinate for a few minutes

Spread the haggis on each flattened out chicken breast and roll up tightly. Don't make the layer too thick or it will just squish out.

Wrap the two bacon slices round each parcel

Place on a baking sheet, drizzle with a little oil/butter and bak for approx 45 minutes.

Whisky Cream Sauce

In a small saucepan boil the stock. Add the whisky and let it bubble for a few minutes.
Add the cream and heat through
You can use a little cornflour to thicken but I found it wasn't necessary



Nickki said...

Granny that looks so delicious! I've eaten this dish in restaurants before and I have to say that yours looks much nicer! I love haggis, I actually had it for dinner last night! :-)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love the name of that dish ;-P. So funny! It bet it tastes really good!



Grannymar said...

I tried black pudding to stuff the chicken breast and put ready to eat apricots in the middle. Tasty!

Rhyleysgranny said...

Nikki - Thank you for such an nice complement. I think haggis is either love it or hate it. I adore the stuff

Rosa - It is a good name. There was also a very famous train called the Flying Scotsman' so the title is a bit of a play on words here I think.

Grannymar - Yes black pudding would work but for some reason I hate black pudding. I love the idea of the apricots. Even prunes would be nice. Good for the bowels LOL

Tina said...

Soo yummy and mouthwatering...

Brownieville Girl said...

Your dish looks really appetising, nearly makes me want to try haggis!!!

Joie de vivre said...

I just heard that the Scottish government is petitioning the United States Department of Agriculture to lift a ban on exporting haggis to the United States. I had no idea there was a ban. Something about a food safety issue dealing with haggis from the 1970's! Anyway, that is why it's hard to find in the U.S. Does Britain have the same ban?

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Better Late said...

Granny, that looks delicious. I would never have thought of that combination. I still think Come Dine is unspeakably cringely though ! ;)

tasteofbeirut said...

That dish looks great and tastes fantastic, I bet!

Aoife mc said...

I LOVE come dine with me, many Sundays have passed me by Ina blur of cdwm omnibuses! And I really like haggis too - one of those things that tastes amazing until you find out what it's made of!

The Caked Crusader said...

I remember that recipe! As a complete CDWM addict I'm glad to hear it's not just me!

Kelly-Jane said...

Looks really good, I've copied the recipe :)