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For other uses, see Haslet (disambiguation).

In British English, Haslet, (also spelled 'Acelet'), refers to a pork meatloaf with herbs, originally from Lincolnshire. The word is derived from the Old French hastilles meaning entrails. In Lincolnshire, haslet (pronounced 'hacelet' locally) is typically made from stale white bread, ground pork, sage, salt and black pepper.[1] It is typically served cold with pickles and salad, or as a sandwich filling. In England, it is commonly sold on a delicatessen counter.[citation needed]

Welsh haslet is traditionally made from finely minced potatoes, pigs' liver and onions.[2][3]

Haslet (in North American English) refers to the heart, lungs, liver, stomach, and other edible viscera of an animal, usually a hog.[4] In the U.S. South, these entrails are traditionally removed in one piece at hog-killing time and given to the poor.


  1. ^ "Food.com". Haslet. Scripps Networks. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Rootsweb
  3. ^ "Great British Kitchen". Lincolnshire. The British Food Trust. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Webster's Third New International Dictionary (unabridged), Volume 2, Page 1037, Edition 1961, Editor in Chief Philip Babcock Gove, published Springfield, Mass & London, England by G. & C. Merriam Co. and G.Bell & Sons Ltd.