In celebration of tomorrow’s La Fête Nationale du Québec, and in honour of the deep connections between Scotland and La Belle Province, please enjoy this recipe for hearty Haggis Poutine!

1kg potatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
Sea salt & pepper to taste
225g Haggis
1/2 cup hard cheese, broken into small chunks
1 cup gravy, homemade or store-bought

Topping options:
Spring onions
Fresh chillis
Red onion
Fresh parsley
Cracked black pepper
Chilli flakes

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Rinse and chop potatoes into French Fry slices. Leave the skin on or peel, as you prefer. In a large bowl, toss with olive oil and a generous sprinkle of salt and pepper to season. Spread potatoes onto a large baking tray lined with parchment paper or foil and bake for 45-55 minutes until golden and crispy, turning once or twice throughout. While the chips are baking, crumble half a haggis into a non-stick pan and sauté at medium heat until cooked throughout and starting to crisp up a little. Prepare your gravy and set aside, break cheese into small chunks, and prepare the rest of your chosen toppings- slice spring onions, slice or dice fresh chillis and red onion, chop parsley, etc. Once the fries are cooked, transfer them to a large platter and top with half the haggis crumble and cheese chunks. Pour gravy on top and add the rest of the haggis and cheese. Sprinkle on your choice of toppings and dig in.

Bonne Fête!