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  • n. A traditional Scottish dish of stewed potatoes and onions with cold meat.


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From a blend of stoved ("stewed") + tatties ("potatoes").


  • Certainly Asda struggled to beat it yesterday when I went to explore the new supermarket in Leith with an express aim of picking up some Lamb Mince for some stovies.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • So my veggie stovies in the pressure cooker is a process of frying the sausages and burgers then cutting into pieces, chopping potatoes into cubes and chopping some onion.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Earlier, they'd been serving soup and stovies, and the aroma lingered.

    Fleshmarket Close

  • There were all the traditional favourites like black pudding with scrambled eggs, mutton stovies, and haggis.

    Deadline for Murder

  • But there were also vegetarian dishes, and new variations on old themes, like spiced chicken stovies — a mixture of potatoes, onions, and chicken pieces.

    Deadline for Murder

  • You will struggle to get a plate of mince and tatties, stovies or even the relatively healthy cock-a-leekie soup south of Hadrian's Wall. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • * Healthy T: Fresh steamed mussels, venison burgers, trays of sushi, heaps of tasty stovies with helpings of veg in a small section of the site, which is set-up like a tribute to

    Virtual Festivals

  • The Scotsman Recipes: Roast beef stovies, Italian-style potato salad - 12 hrs ago

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • The whistleblower told how RBS's top chefs were sent on a 250-mile round trip from Edinburgh to Aberdeen simply to provide "stovies and pies" for executives after an international rugby match, while Goodwin's attitude towards his own travel plans is also seen in a fresh light.

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  • We were brought up on a diet of Oor Wullie, The Broons and stovies.

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  • Scottish dish created from left over meat and potatoes - the only definitive recipe is the one that your mother created.

    May 5, 2009