Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Mince an' Tatties

Just what could I be talking about?

We had a potluck lunch at the Wednesday farmers Market recently and my fellow vendor and friend Angela is Scottish. Her offering for the potluck was a traditional Scottish dish known as Mince an' Tatties.

Delicious! Mince an' Tatties - or Tatties an' Mince as some may prefer to call it - is a very popular dish in Scotland. Made from ground beef, cooked with finely diced onion and carrot, and seasoned with salt and pepper (and Angela added leeks). Mince is traditional served on top of, or next to, buttery mashed potatoes (tatties). It is loose, like a gravy and served up with a ladle. Very very good.

We also had a West African stew. This is what is so great about Pot Luck! You just don't know what you are going to get! Our Pot Luck turned out to have a bit of an international slant to it. The West African stew recipe has been promised to be brought to me next week. Chicken, kale, sweet potato, peanuts (!) and a variety of spices included paprika make for a fantastic combination!

Interested in a recipe of Mince an' Tatties from a Scottish Lass? Check out Kitten In The Kitchen

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