black pudding



  • Groats boiled in muslin until cooked, mixed with diced pork leaf or back fat, a little finely chopped onion, seasoning, herbs and spices and mancu. Pig’s blood is added to the warm mixture (roughly 2/3rds the dry weight of the groats), the whole thickened with fine oatmeal. Filled into beef runners or wide hog casings tied in smallish links, plaited and boiled gently for 20 minutes. preservative is added to commercial varieties. The spices and herbs added vary according to region. See under Bury, North Staffordshire, Stretford, Yorkshire and Welsh blood pudding.


  • noun a dark sausage made with blood, usually fried in slices and eaten for breakfast