Black pudding for breakfast,
served with square sausage, baked beans, mushrooms, and fried bread
Black pudding or blood pudding is a type of sausage made by
cooking blood or dried blood with a filler until it is thick enough to congeal
It is also called blood sausage (perhaps influenced by
German Blutwurst). "Blood sausage" is also used as a term for similar
blood-based solid foods around the world.
Pig or cattle blood is most often used; sheep and goat blood are used to a
lesser extent. Blood from poultry, horses and other animals
rarely. Typical fillers include meat, fat, suet, bread, sweet potato, barley and
Black pudding is usually served as part of a traditional
breakfast in the United Kingdom andIreland.
Black pudding can be eaten uncooked but is often grilled or
boiled in its skin.