List of Scottish Food

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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.


Al Stewart
Posted on Apr 10, 2012
Ileen Zovluck
Posted on Oct 13, 2010