Creamy Clapshot

    50 min

    This is a Scottish dish to be served as a vegetable side or as an accompaniment to haggis, beef, pork, lamb or game.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 500g (1 1/4 lb) King Edward potatoes, peeled and cubed
    • 350g (12 oz) swede or turnips, peeled and cubed
    • 2 carrots, peeled and cubed
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 30g (1 oz) butter, cubed
    • 3 tablespoons double cream

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Place the potatoes, turnips, carrots, and salt in a large pot, fill with water to cover the vegetables and bring to the boil.
    2. Reduce the heat and simmer the vegetables until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain and mash the vegetables with a potato masher. Spoon the mashed vegetables into a serving dish, top with cubes of butter and drizzle with cream.

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    I like this, but my husband thought it was bland. I was afraid he would, so I boiled the veggies in diluted chicken stock for a little extra flavor, but I guess it wasn't enough. I will make it again, though I'll have to find a way to spice it up for him I guess. I thought it was a good variation of regular old mashed potatoes.  -  24 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this for my husband who is of Scottish heritage, and he loved it! It was delicious and a nice way to spruce up plain old mashed potatoes. I did add crumbled bacon as suggested in another recipe, but it would be delicious without. A definite keeper!  -  04 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    A very nice combo of turnip and potatoes. I'm not a turnip fan, but this was pretty good. Even my father, who never eats turnip, had a small second helping! Thanks for the recipe - next time I'll try adding the crumbled bacon  -  07 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)