Clapshot is a uniquely Scottish method of preparing a combination of mashed potatoes and rutabagas. The flavor is rich and delish. Clapshot is a traditional accompaniment to haggis. Shown with a mixture of fried bacon and onions as a topping (not included in this recipe).


Clapshot (Bashed Tatties)
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 pound (450 g) potatoes
  • 1 pound (450 g) swedes (rutabagas)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 ounces (50 g) dripping (fat from roasted meat)
  • 1 Tablespoon chives, chopped
  1. Cook the potatoes and swedes together until tender.
  2. Drain well and mash. Add the seasoning and beat in the dripping.
  3. Stir in the chopped chives and serve piping hot.


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