These Scottish Recipes will bring back memories for those who miss Scotland. I hope these bring you a taste of home and help keep Scotland close to your heart.
If you’re fortunate enough to have been to Scotland, or better yet, used to live there and now live elsewhere, these 11 authentic, and simple Scottish recipes are for you.
(Anyone care to guess why I chose ELEVEN? Ha ha! Freeeeeeedoooooom! Inside joke for Scots.)
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Ex-pats will know what I’m talking about, but I also know there will be some travelers out there who have had a Scottish meal, or particular food that they will crave upon returning home. I am always trying to recreate recipes from my travels, but most of the Scottish recipes here, are the ones I grew up eating.
WARNING: beware of which Scottish recipes you find on the internet. Some sites with Scottish names are simply NOT Scottish at all. I am horrified at some of the recipes that I see for Scottish dishes–it’s very sad that people are making them and thinking they’re authentic.
Here’s a classic Scottish soup: Scotch broth.
Luckily, Scottish food is quite simple and so are the recipes. Remember, these are just 11 recipes from my site. I have many more and am constantly adding to the list (I’ve since added a few “bonus” recipes” below! To see all of the Scottish recipes on my site, simply type “Scottish” in the search bar at the top.
Edited January 2019: I’ve just added a list of Scottish recipes for a Burns Night Supper!
Consequently, one of the reasons I started this page is to dispel the myth of “bad British food” and the stereotype of Scots only eating haggis and drinking whisky. I hope this post helps me reach my goal and dispel some of those myths. Scottish fish and chips are on a whole other level, and that’s just one example!
How can anyone say that this food is bland, boring or bad!? And by the way, there’s nothing wrong with a properly prepared haggis, or a good whisky!
Since I’m in Scotland right now, I thought it would be nice to share these with you so that you can enjoy some of the dishes I’ll be enjoying here (sometimes on a daily basis)! I hope you love them, too!
Click on the recipe name or the photos below to see the recipes in full (starting with breakfast dishes and ending with sweets).
11 Authentic (and Simple) Scottish Recipes
4. SCOTTISH RED LENTIL (and BARLEY) SOUP
EDITED Sept. 2021: I’ve added so many more Scottish recipes, so here are some bonus dishes for you!
So there you have it. Eleven (plus!) fabulous and authentic Scottish recipes that are so easy to make. Have you had any of them in the past? Will you be trying any of them in the future? Let me know below!
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Love your recipes . My Dad was born in England and my Mum was Canadian. I was fortunate enough to make many trips to the Uk. Even have a neice who livedin Aucherterharter for severa years. I loved the food and still do. Quite often i make good old British food. My grand parents were both British too. Miss the clotted cream tea. So yummy. Now I’ll have to give some of the a go. THANKS
Lovely, Linda! Happy to hear it, and I do hope you enjoy some of my recipes for a taste of “home”. :) I have lots more British recipes, too!
Hi, 50 years ago I spent a week in Edinburgh. Every morning the man of the pension made us fried bread. I have tried to make it or find instructions with no success. Please help. It was so delicious!
Thank you, Sandy
Oh Sandy, that’s so sad! I wish you could have found my recipe earlier as it’s so easy. Here’s the simple way to make fried bread. I hope it’s as good as you remember! CC
I spotted fried bread and Edinburgh and had to read this article. My great grandmother was from Edinburgh in 1800’s and she taught my grandma how to cook. One thing my grandma made was what we called: Scottish Flapjack and then grandpap who was 100 % Scotch would start making the calls for all to come for the bread.
It was a heavy bread dough fried in skillet about 2″ high and made the way each person liked it. Grandpap , his was filled with sharp chedder cheese, my brother his filled with American cheese, me, jelly as a kid and later American cheese. You sliced it while hot filled it was the cheese and closed it. Wrapped for all to take home. They all came running for it. Seems most of the adults wanted sharp chedder in it.
My dad told me to watch as one day I would need to know how to make it. Old days no recpie , so I watched and watched. And at one point mastered it. Grandpap told me also have to spoon baccon greese around sides as it fried to brown sides.
It’s a simple recepie yet not if you want that special taste. I lost my recpie during many moves over the years :(
It’s not that fried bread you see at fairs as some think it is. Has anyone made this ?