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  • n. A traditional Scottish dish comprised of boiled potatoes and boiled swede (or Scottish turnip) mashed together with chives. Often prepared on Burns' night


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  • So is "clapshot" which is neeps and mashed potaoes mixed.


  • This is very good, though there is also something wonderful about just plain neeps, or clapshot, with a bit of butter melting on top, a few scallions chopped over all.


  • The following is only a fancified edition of clapshot, really, but it is awfully good, and suitable for parties, if you like.


  • It has some recipes in it, such as Bere bannocks, clapshot, fat rascals,sussex pond pudding etc.

    Easter Treat

  • Although I absolutely love haggis - it's one of my favourite things - I'd like to stress I've never had to have a clapshot.

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  • I am reassured that Linsay had never heard of clapshot either.

    Happy St Andrews Day

  • If you work in Parliament then feel free to come and join us for haggis and clapshot in Bellamy's, 1 Parliament Street at 1.30pm.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • Linsay says she doesn't know what clapshot or that other phrase mean because she was "brung up well" and "to talk proper".

    Happy St Andrews Day

  • Haggis (there's always one in the freezer, same way as there's always champagne in the fridge) and clapshot (which is not an STD treatment, but a much funkier way to do yer bashed neeps and chappit tatties).

    Warm reekin' , rich

  • (the specialty of Findlay's, a local artisan butcher) is freed from its casing and piled in a bowl in a puddle of creamy leek sauce, with "clapshot mash" (potatoes and turnips).

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  • It was wise of you to seek treatment.

    April 21, 2009

  • Neeps and tatties mashed.

    But beware of repetitive neep-peeling injuries and of cheap, inferior, root vegetables. According to Lesley Riddoch who obviously must be an EXPERT on all things Scottish because - you know - her name ends in 'ch':

    The proud, yellow fleshed, hard as nails Scottish turnip has long been called a swede in England and the name usurped south of the border by a puny, tasteless white vegetable that resembles a large radish.

    neeps are the new rocket

    April 21, 2009