Hagrid’s Haggis Stacks | Harry Potter Inspired Recipes

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YER A WIZARD, ‘ARRY. That’s right – more Harry Potter recipes for you to enjoy! Tonight we stop off at Hagrid’s hut for some of his…stellar home cooking.

Hagrid is hands down one of the best characters in the Harry Potter universe. Often snubbed for other adults like Sirius and Lupin, Hagrid is one of the few people aside from Dumbledore who cares for Harry as if he were his own child.

Throughout the books, Harry, Hermione and Ron avoid eating Hagrid’s cooking whenever it is offered.

And even though Hagrid’s food is usually left uneaten, it doesn’t mean that it’s not any good. In fact, these haggis stacks – despite their less-than-delicious sounding name – are actually quite tasty.

Hagrid’s haggis is stacked on top of a ration of crusty bread, mashed garlicky turnip potatoes and then topped off with sauted mushrooms and a sprinkle of fresh parsley and red pepper flakes.

Haggis sort of tastes like unseasoned sausage mixed with oatmeal. Texture wise, it’s almost exactly like crumbled sausage. There are many ways to enjoy haggis, but legally, in America, you can only get it out of the can. So while it’s definitely less off putting than the real deal, it still takes a bit of getting used to when it plops out of the can and onto the cutting board.

And yes, I realize that explanation might not sound any more appealing but rest assured – it’s actually pretty delicious.

In America, haggis gets a bad rap. And it’s now illegal to import the real thing out of Scotland – but the canned stuff can usually be found at specialty and European groceries.

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Hagrid’s Haggis Stacks | Harry Potter Inspired Recipes

The Starving Chef
Hagrid's haggis is stacked on top of crusty bread, mashed turnip potatoes and sauted mushrooms and a sprinkle of fresh parsley and red pepper flakes.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Fictional Feasts
Cuisine Harry Potter Inspired
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can haggis sliced or crumbled
  • 1 loaf crusty country / peasant bread sliced thick
  • 1 cup turnip chopped
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 russet potato chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F. Arrange the chopped turnips and garlic head on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 30-40 minutes until roasted tender. Remove the garlic cloves from the paper while the head is still warm. Keep oven on.
  • Bring a medium pot of water to a rolling boil. Boil the potatoes until tender, about 30-40 minutes. Drain.
  • Saute the sliced mushrooms until they've softened and browned, about 10 minutes. Stir in the red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from the skillet but do not clean the skillet.
  • Open the can of haggis. Either slice or crumble the haggis, as desired. Use the same skillet used to cook the mushrooms and saute or sear the haggis until it is heated through – about 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • In a large bowl, mash together the turnips, garlic and potatoes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Slice the bread into thick slices. Spread on about 1-2 tablespoons of the mash then top with the haggis and finally mushrooms. Arrange the stacks on a baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until heated through – about 10 minutes. Enjoy with Hagrid and Fang in Hagrid's cottage between keeping the grounds.
Keyword bread, Harry Potter, mushrooms, potatoes, turnips
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