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Black Pudding (Irish)

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Black Pudding (Irish) recipe













Trans-fat Free, High Fiber


1 pound pigs' liver
1 ½ pounds lard
unrendered, chopped
120 ounces pigs' blood
2 pounds bread crumbs
4 ounces oatmeal
1 medium onions
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon allspice
1 x sausage casing


Black pudding (blood sausage) is always served with an Irish "fry." These days the home preparation of black pudding may be impractical due to the challenges of procuring fresh pig's blood and suitable casings.

Stew the liver in boiling salted water until tender. Remove the liver, and mince (finely chop).

Reserve cooking liquid. Mix all ingredients in large bowl, stirring until thoroughly blended.

Fill casings with the mixture. Tie off in one-foot loops.

Steam for 4 to 5 hours. Leave until cold.

Cut into ½ inch slices as required and fry in hot fat on both sides until crisped.

Serve as desired with streaky bacon, fried egg, baked beans, etc.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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how do i prepare it without the casing? just can't afford a machine and hard to find dry intestines here.

over 10 years ago

Maybe attempt to wrap in cheesecloth? Or other steam-able casing/dish/container?


I love a good black pudding , I have been eating it in all sorts of manifestations for over 65 years

Gabriel McCarthy

United States


almost 6 years ago

Rather eat bugs in the New World Order???
You get hungry enough, you won't be turning your nose up...

I’m American and I like black pudding. If you looked at what goes into mist of the food you purchase at the grocery store you probably wouldn’t eat half of it. Black pudding is better for you than the high fructose corn syrup that are in a great many American foods.

United States

Pigs blood? Wow!

almost 6 years ago

How many servings is 8? How many pounds does this make???

over 5 years ago


almost 5 years ago

United States

I have a farm that will save back pigs blood and freeze immediately. Will freshly frozen pigs blood work?

over 4 years ago

Above. ‘‘Tis not ideal. I think the blood would curdle.

over 4 years ago

The blood does not curdle unless you cook it before freezing. We are in Norway and the only blood you can find easily is frozen and it works just fine if you thaw it.

- 5 months ago

United States

Sounds a lot like blood sausage that the Portugese make.

almost 4 years ago

this is realy gross

over 3 years ago

This doesn't seem that bad, y'all are just babies :((

over 3 years ago


over 3 years ago

I have had this and it is one of my favorite breakfast foods! I wish restaurants would make it here in the US.

over 3 years ago

I made Lancashire black pudding in Australia and could only get frozen pig’s blood which is definitely not ideal but it turned out very good and even converted people who previously did not like it 25

over 3 years ago

United States

Delicious treat! Stewardship from tail to snout.

over 3 years ago

United States

Nom nom nom. l grew up on it in the long ago, and still eat it daily when l'm home.

over 3 years ago

my favourite !!!! delicious. Stir in some soaked pearl barley. Planty of black pepper.

about 3 years ago

United States

While steaming all of the sausages broke do you have any suggestions for the next time I make these.

almost 3 years ago

United States

Is 120 oz pig's blood is three and a half cups? If so, that seems like a small amount next to 2 pounds of bread crumbs. Anyways, my bp came out very dry. I am thinking too much in the way of bread crumbs.

over 2 years ago

There are 8 ozs in a cup
120 ozs divided by 8 = 15 cups
3 1/2 cups = 28 ozs

Rebecca Brown


Fantastic site

over 2 years ago


Black pudding bangers and back bacon! ‘Em Em Em

7 months ago


Just traveled to Ireland. I fell in love with Black Pudding. I ate it every day I was on that beautiful Island. I must find a way to get pigs blood here in the states.

about 2 hours ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 216g (7.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 122967% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 91g 140%
Saturated Fat 35g 174%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 1126mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 28%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Sugars g
Protein 31g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 21% Iron 31%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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