If you love haggis, then you must try haggis in air fryer. Its so easy, you can cook haggis slices or a whole haggis tube and even cook haggis from frozen in the air fryer.
This air fryer haggis is also perfect as part of your haggis, neeps and tatties for Burns Night.
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Air Fryer Haggis
Air fryer haggis is delicious and so easy to cook. You can add slices of haggis to the air fryer basket, or you can add a whole tube, or why not try cooking some haggis from frozen in the air fryer?
You may wonder why I like haggis, after all like marmite, people either love it or hate it.
Well, I never remember it as a kid which was strange because a good family friend was Scottish. But my first-time enjoying haggis was in my 20’s and on our first wedding anniversary.
You see, Dom and I got married on Burns Night which is the one night of the year when haggis, neeps and tatties are so common. It’s a Scottish tradition that celebrates the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns.
But also, if you visit Scotland many Scottish gift shops will sell tins of haggis and many of them are available in different flavours.
So, if you haven’t tried haggis, I highly recommend buying some and air frying it for Burns Night.
Can You Cook Haggis In An Air Fryer?
Yes, you can cook haggis in an air fryer. Just like with black pudding, haggis is just perfect for air frying and so much faster.
I looked on the packaging of the haggis I just bought and couldn’t believe it when I read that it takes an hour to cook in the oven. Compare this to JUST 10 minutes for air frying haggis.
What Is Haggis?
Haggis is a traditional Scottish dish often made from the heart, lungs and liver of the sheep and mixed with onion, oatmeal, suet, and seasonings.
It is traditionally sold in tubes though many prefer haggis slices that are more easy to cook with.
What Does A Haggis Taste Like?
Haggis is like sausage but where the sausage has no skin and has been crumbled up like you are using it for a topping for a stew. Then it has oats, and lots of seasonings added to it. Even though haggis has lots of black pepper, it never tastes overly spicy.
BUT what you will find that from place-to-place haggis can be quite different. And its not a universal taste everywhere like there is with black pudding.
Does Haggis Taste Like Black Pudding?
No black pudding and haggis are different. Which is funny when people call it haggis black pudding or black pudding haggis.
Black pudding is rather firm and haggis is rather soft in texture and if you slice it hot from the air fryer it will fall apart and look like a pile of mince.
Also haggis has a more flavoursome taste and Dom for example hates black pudding but loves haggis.
Why Do You Wrap Haggis In Foil?
By wrapping haggis in foil, it makes it easier for it to cook. Note that haggis is a lot more flimsy compared to cooking black pudding and its easy for it to fall apart.
There is a solution though.
Instead give your tube of haggis to the butcher and they will happily slice with their sharp knives your haggis into perfect slices like you would have black pudding.
This makes the haggis so much easier to cook.
How Is Haggis Best Cooked?
Haggis is best cooked in the air fryer. This is because it keeps the shape, its quick cooking and it creates a delicious crust. Plus, you can cook haggis from frozen in the air fryer too.
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Haggis Air Fryer Ingredients
Haggis – We used one tube of haggis that we purchased from the butchers and this produced 7 medium slices + the end pieces.
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How To Cook Haggis In Air Fryer?
- Load. Let’s air fry haggis. Place haggis slices into the air fryer, spreading them out. In our air fryer size, that is cooking seven black pudding slices at once.
- Cook. Next air fry haggis for 10 minutes at 180c/360f before serving.
And that is how easy haggis in air fryer is to cook.
How Long To Cook Haggis In Air Fryer?
The recommended haggis in air fryer cook time is 10 minutes. Which is amazing considering the packaging says to cook in the oven for an hour.
Plus, by doing haggis slices this speeds up the cook time.
Can You Cook Haggis From Frozen?
Yes, you can cook haggis from frozen in the air fryer and we experimented with frozen haggis.
What we did was purchase two haggis tubes. We then kindly asked our butcher to slice them into medium slices ready for air frying whilst still in its plastic covering.
Then we placed one batch in the freezer and cooked both lots of haggis straight after each other.
With the frozen haggis we simply started with 8 minutes at 160c/320f, then we separated the haggis with a knife, spread out the haggis in the air fryer basket and did the same cook time again at 180c/360f.
Air Fryer Haggis Neeps & Tatties
If you have a can of haggis neeps and tatties from Scotland (like we have) then what you can do is cook the tube in the air fryer basket.
Simply open the can, and then you have like a sausage casing of haggis, neeps and tatties and then place them into a silicone container of a similar size and then its ready to air fry.
Don’t pierce the container.
Air fry the haggis with the neeps and tatties for 15 minutes at 180c/360f or until piping hot. Then carefully pierce the plastic and then slowly remove before serving.
Of course, these tubes will also work with just haggis too and similar produce.
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Haggis In Air Fryer
- 7 Slices Haggis
- If cooking air fryer haggis slices, remove the packaging which will be easy to slip off the slices of the haggis.
- Place the haggis slices into the air fryer basket and spread them out.
- Air fry the haggis for 10 minutes at 180c/360f or until piping hot in the centre.
- If the haggis is frozen it is okay to add the haggis to the air fryer whilst still stuck together. Simply add the haggis as a whole or partly whole tube and start with 8 minutes at 160c/320f, then separate and then air fry for a further 8 minutes at 180c/360f.
- Or if cooking your haggis in its tube, place the tube into a silicone container that is of a similar size so it wont roll about too much. Then air fry for 15 minutes at 180c/360f.