The Broon's Clapshot for Burn's Night

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Slightly different from other recipes posted here, this is one from Glasgow and goes well wi the Haggis! NOTE floury potatoes are needed here

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb potato, peeled and chopped for boiling
  • 1 lb swede or 1 lb rutabaga, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 3 ounces butter


  1. Boil the potatoes with the swede in lightly salted water until cooked through.
  2. gently fry the onions in 1 oz of the butter until soft but not browned.
  3. mash the potato and swede together with the remaining butter and add the fried onions.
  4. mix in the chives and salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  5. Serve hot with Haggis or oatcakes.
Most Helpful

this was quite yummy. this is the second time i have made this for my burns night supper. i too let the onions brown a bit, and i add a lot of chives. this year, since i had a package in the freezer of mixed cuber rutabaga and winter squash, i threw both in with the potatoes. the flavor was great. i made it in advance and put it in the oven to heat up. this freezes well too. i put some away in the freezer so a can have an easy casual haggis supper later on.

graffeetee January 23, 2011

I let my onion turned a little bit brown cause I love this taste. It was great with the potatoes and rutabaga. I used dried chives cause I didn't have fresh. And I used a little bit of unsalted butter (didn't measure). It's tasty a lot. Thanks Lindsey. Made for Holiday tag

Boomette January 29, 2009

We love this recipe, especially the addition of onions sauteed in butter...yum! DH really whipped these taters & veggies good, so it's probably not as chunky as it should be, but the taste is divine! Will make many times. Thank you lindseylcw for sharing this lovely Scottish dish with us!:) Becky

BecR January 16, 2009