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'Stiff Upper Lip' clapshot

Time 45 minutes
Yields Serves 4
‘Stiff Upper Lip’ clapshot
1

Bring two medium saucepans of salted water to a boil. Add the potatoes to one pan and the turnips to the other. Bring both back to a boil and cook until tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and place each batch of vegetables in a colander over the hot pot. Allow to dry (off the heat) for 15 minutes.

2

Mash the potatoes and turnips together with the butter, making sure the butter is evenly distributed. Stir in the chopped chives, season with salt and pepper, transfer to a hot dish and serve warm.

From “Traditional Scottish Cookery” by Theodora Fitzgibbon.

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