Hello Dear Reader!
If you are from foreign climes, you may be thinking……what the heck is that? It’s a black pudding or a blood sausage. Eaten, here in the UK as part of the full monty from breakfast. The likes of Heston Bloomin’ heck have been using this with fancy food such as scallops, but with my mother hailing from Derbyshire……I grew up eating this as the main part of my meal. I still love it. They cost around £1.50 for the whole sausage, you peel off the cover (unless you’ve got the genuine cooked in guts version) and grill it or fry it. That’s it! Serve it with what you like. Don’t add any starches such as spuds as the blood is soaked up by starch, with spices and lumps of fat added and that’s it!
I served ours with a few lardons, salad, dressing and a dollop of hummus. The lighting has made it look very black and the outside is always a bit crispy as that’s the way we like it! We’ve saved half of it for another day. So 75p worth of Black pudding, some salad and a few lardons have made a very special supper. Bloody lovely!
I’m sure a few of you will turn your nose up at the humble blood sausage but here’s my theory. If you are going to eat an animal, eat it all, don’t waste any! Not even the blood. As ever, over to you dear reader…………what unusual food, that some people might find just too peasantish, do you really enjoy>
Love Froogs xxx