Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
Black pudding, as made in the UK, is a blend of onions, pork fat, oatmeal, flavorings - and blood (usually from a pig). As long as animals have been slaughtered to provide food, blood sausages like black pudding have been in existence. Other varieties of blood sausage include blodpølse in Norway and Denmark, boudin noir in France, tongeworst (with added pigs tongues) in the Netherlands, zwarte pens or beuling in Belgium, blóðmör in Iceland, boudin rouge in Creole and Cajun areas of the US, morcela and chouriço de sangue in Portugal, morcilla in Spain and Latin America, krvavica in Eastern Europe, sângerete in Romania, prieta in Chile, rellena or moronga in Mexico, doi in Vietnam, ragati in Nepal, mustamakkara in Finland, verivorst and verikäkk in Estonia and kaszanka in Poland. Seasonings and fillers vary from maker to maker and country to country, but black pepper, cayenne pepper, mace, herbs, and coriander are frequently used flavorings. These are added to the blood, oatmeal and suet/fat mixture, which is used to fill the casings. Posted from an online source in response to a recipe request. It isn't an easily made recipe due to lack of sources for absolutely and pristinely fresh ingredients.
- 1 1⁄4 quarts pork blood (lamb or goose blood might also be used)
- 8 7⁄8 ounces bread, cut into cubes
- 1 1⁄4 quarts skim milk
- 1 lb cooked barley
- 1 lb beef suet
- 8 ounces oatmeal
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons dried mint, crumbled
- Place the bread cubes to soak in the milk in a warm oven, taking care not heat the milk beyond blood temperature.
- Have the blood ready in a large bowl, and pour the warm milk and bread into it.
- Stir in the cooked barley.
- Grate the beef suet into the mixture and stir it up with the oatmeal.
- Season with the salt, pepper and mint.
- Have ready 2 or three large roasting pans. Divide the mixture between them that they are not more than 3/4 full.
- Bake at 350F for about an hour or until the pudding is well cooked through.
- Keep in the refrigerator.
- When ready to cook, cut into squares and fry in bacon fat or butter until heated through and the outside is crisp.