1 Sheep's lungs (illegal in the U.S., may be omitted)
1 Sheep's stomach
1 Sheep heart
1 Sheep liver
1/2 lb Fresh suet (kidney leaf fat is preferred)
3/4 cups oatmeal (the ground type, NOT the Quaker Oats type!)
3 Onions, finely chopped
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Freshly ground pepper
1/4 tsp Cayenne
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
3/4 cup Stock
Wash lungs and stomach well, rub with salt and rinse. Remove membranes and
excess fat. Soak in cold salted water for several hours. Turn stomach inside
out for stuffing.
Cover heart and liver with cold water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover
and simmer for 30 minutes. Chop heart and coarsely grate liver. Toast
oatmeal in a skillet on top of the stove, stirring frequently, until golden.
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Loosely pack mixture into stomach,
about two thirds full. Remember, oatmeal expands in cooking.
Press any air out of stomach and truss securely. Put into boiling water to
cover. Simmer for 3 hours, uncovered, adding more water as needed to
maintain water level. Prick stomach several times with a sharp needle when
it begins to swell; this keeps the bag from bursting. Place on a hot
platter, removing trussing strings. Serve with a spoon. Ceremoniously served
with "neeps and nips," mashed turnips, nips of whisky.
Collected by Bert Christensen