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  • n. Plural form of neep.
  • n. mashed swede (turnip in Scotland), especially when served with tatties (potatoes) and haggis.


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  • 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.


  • If I were, I'm afraid that Monte Pythonesque carryings on would be irresistable, and I'd be too hysterical to eat) neeps is great stuff.


  • In the form of "neeps" (mashed with butter), rutabaga is a traditional companion of the often derided haggis.


  • In Scotland it is mashed and served as 'neeps' with haggis.

    What I cooked last night.

  • He writes that in Scotland, mashed 'neeps' are offered with strongly-flavoured sausages such as venison; while in Ireland, they are fried in bacon fat and served with a few rashers.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • However, just to confuse matters, the Scots call swedes "neeps", and the Cornish also insist that they are filling their pasties with turnips, when in fact they are swedes. news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • I went to primary school in the Borders in Scotland, and we had haggis, neeps and tatties for school lunch every week (and they were definitely called 'neeps').

    Life and style |

  • Enough with the cute, get with the programme and develop libidos and a taste for neeps and tatties.

    Everything will be better next year!

  • We relished our razor clams ( "spoots" in Scottish dialect) from Arisaig, cooked with the Spanish touch of chorizo; hand-dived Orkney scallops; roasted bone marrow with Devon snails and generously scattered Perthshire girolles; an unrecognizable circle of boned and rolled pig's head accompanied by roasted langoustine from Anstruther and a crunchy salad of shredded pig's ear; and the brilliantly conceived disk of foie-gras-cum-haggis, neeps and tatties.

    From Ships to Michelin Stars

  • Bit of brown sauce, some neeps and tatties, and haggis can be very tasty.

    Culinary Menace | My[confined]Space


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