Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 0 mins

This was our traditional Christmas Eve dinner. I loved it, my sister, not so much. It is very rich, but very delicious. My mom would serve it over smashed boiled potatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the smoked fish in a pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from the pan and drain.
  3. Remove the skin and bones and flake the fish.
  4. Heat 3 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan, stir in the flour, and cook gently 2 minutes, continuing to stir.
  5. Off heat, add the milk, then return to the heat and stir constantly, until the sauce thickens.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste, reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, for about 12-15 minutes.
  7. Combine the flaked fish with the sauce, and warm through. Serve over boiled potatoes.


Most Helpful

I don't like Finnan Haddie usually but I liked this and the family LOVED it. I did add an onion and didn't have smoked haddock, so I doubled the recipe, and added a tsp of liquid smoke. Very tasty.

hollyberrie October 27, 2011

Excellent comfort food! I reckon this is the Scottish version of biscuits & gravy. DH and I loved it. DH said he wants it served again and again, thanks for posting this traditional recipe.

Moor Driver June 23, 2007

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