Mashed Potatoes and Turnips

    50 minutes

    Mashed potatoes with a difference! Known as Clapshot, this dish is traditionally served with haggis. You can eat it with anything but it would go well with a roast! You can use swedes instead of the turnips.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 500g potatoes, peeled and cubed
    • 500g turnips, peeled and cubed
    • 60g butter
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Place the potatoes and turnips into a large pot and cover with water. Put over high heat, bring to the boil and cook until soft.
    2. Meanwhile, heat 1/2 the butter in a small frying pan over medium high heat and fry the onion until soft and translucent.
    3. Drain the potato and turnip when done, then add the remaining butter and the sautéed onions. Mash till smooth and then stir in the chopped chives, salt and pepper.

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    Just had this with some Stornaway haggis from our butcher. Very tasty! The only thing we did different was to roughly mash it to give it more texture - just our preference. Would definitely make it again. Would go with all sorts of things  -  25 Jan 2016  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)