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Black Pudding

Post by GayTurk_Izmir » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:28 pm

Served as part of the English breakfast,I have never tasted it,sounds so disgusting.What are your thoughts ?
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Re: Black Pudding

Post by harry_flashman » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:54 pm

disgusting
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Re: Black Pudding

Post by Lincoln » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:56 pm

Fcuking disgusting....not exactly a staple of the English brekkie unless you live up in Lancashire/yorkshire.... its made of pigs blood isn't it?

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Re: Black Pudding

Post by everso » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:07 pm

Actually, it tastes ok. As does haggis. And this from someone who never eats offal. Except I do.

When you cook a joint of beef, the 'juices' that come out during cooking are fat and blood, which are then used to make the gravy.

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Post by Lincoln » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:09 pm

Vomit....

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Post by harry_flashman » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:14 pm

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Post by VinnyD » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:42 pm

I like it. If you have ever eaten meat, you have eaten blood. And fat. And that is what black pudding is made of, along with some kind of starch, e.g. oatmeal, which you have probably also eaten.

I had a blood sausage and a liver sausage accompanied by sauerkraut and boiled potatoes two nights ago. It was all very good, although the sauerkraut stole the show.

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Post by jessica_fletcher » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:52 pm

I like, but it must be very well done. Crispy
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Re: Black Pudding

Post by Bastet » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:50 am

Flavoured scab. Disgusting!

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:56 am

Lincoln wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:56 pm
not exactly a staple of the English brekkie unless you live up in Lancashire/yorkshire
What a load of shit.

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Post by Lincoln » Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:50 am

Black pudding is never served in an English Breakfast here in the Midlands...wasn't served in the brekkies I had in London either.

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Post by DCComic » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:30 am

No more disgusting than any other meat. Happily eating flesh but claiming to be repelled by blood is childishly ridiculous.
Black pudding is bland filler that relies on seasoning and frying for taste and texture. Mostly it’s a breakfast thing but edgy chefs doing a snout to trotter thing will bung it on a plate.

I’ll eat it if it’s served, can’t imagine bothering to buy and cook it.
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Post by leela » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:19 am

Like DCC, I've never bought the stuff. If it's served to me in a breakfast, I might pick at it, but not enthusiastically enough to eat a whole slice.

And Lincoln is broadly right. It appears on breakfast plates in more places than it used to, because that's a general food development trend - 'let's add something new', but black pudding's popularity and otherwise is fairly regional.
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Post by BeatRaven » Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:52 pm

It doesn't have a lot of taste. It's more of a texture thing, so I agree, fry it up to death mega-crispy.

In Suffolk, seldom seen on the pub brekkie menu. Sausage was the big local thing and 6 slices of bacon.

They still did the fried bread of my childhood. I read about it in a Harold Pinter play, asked my mom about it, and it became a staple out of nowhere.

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Post by Chi_Rup » Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:56 pm

Black pudding and mash in a little French basement restaurant in Edinburgh, is one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten. Rich like a merguez sausage turned up to 11, perfectly cooked, meaty and mineral.

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Post by VinnyD » Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:48 pm

I remember fondly the Blutwurst I had for lunch in Aachen maybe ten years ago, accompanied by Himmel un Eade, mashed potato and apple.

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Post by NorthAmerican » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:17 pm

On my first trip overseas I stayed for one week with an English family who lived in a Bedfordshire village. No black pudding there, but one day we had roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, a new thing to me and totally okay.

On subequent trips I've had what I assume are the French and Argentine equivalents of blood pudding; once or twice in Paris, and once in northwestern Argentina, at a meal during which a friend of my cousins asked if I knew what I was eating. Yes, I said, I did. Both versions that I had fell apart when cut into, showing the granular nature of the filling. Not something I'd order again.
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Re: Black Pudding

Post by everso » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:08 pm

DCComic wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:30 am
No more disgusting than any other meat. Happily eating flesh but claiming to be repelled by blood is childishly ridiculous.
Black pudding is bland filler that relies on seasoning and frying for taste and texture. Mostly it’s a breakfast thing but edgy chefs doing a snout to trotter thing will bung it on a plate.

I’ll eat it if it’s served, can’t imagine bothering to buy and cook it.
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Post by everso » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:12 pm

Chi_Rup wrote:
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Black pudding and mash in a little French basement restaurant in Edinburgh, is one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten. Rich like a merguez sausage turned up to 11, perfectly cooked, meaty and mineral.
We visit Edinburgh quite often (our son lives there) and there are more excellent restaurants there than you can shake a stick at.

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Post by Stan In Maryland » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:54 pm

I have had blood sausage a few times and each time it was very different. A couple have been very good, some just ok.
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Post by guruwil » Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:43 am

Not a fan, something about the texture and flavour thats very offputting.
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Post by GLimpet » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:37 am

Black pudding, boudin noir, morcilla, blutwurst, кровянка, migliaccio - all good.

Been served in Scottish and Irish breakfasts for many years.

Best black pudding dish I recall was boudin noir aux pommes on the Alwyn platform, Northern North sea, about 1993. French chefs.

Himmel und Erde mit blutwurst in Köln also quite good.

Had some nice morcilla in Madrid after Aberdeen got beat 2-0 by Atletico at the old Vicente Calderon.

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Post by ceylon_tea » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:54 am

I like it. I do like Portuguese blood sausage in particular. Very tasty.

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Post by Iolar » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:08 pm

I've never had it as part of an English breakfast. I like it a lot.
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Re: Black Pudding

Post by Barbarella » Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:27 pm

I like it but not as much as white pudding. Who needs blood in their sausage casing when there's mashed up penis/snout/anus/tail and connective tissue on the menu?

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Post by EMG » Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:35 pm

I think the closest I've had is morcilla. I like it but wouldn't want to eat it every day, or very much of it in one sitting.

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Post by GLimpet » Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:37 pm

White pudding in NE Scotland is just suet, onion and oatmeal.

Should I be demanding more anus and penis?

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Post by EMG » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:08 pm

GLimpet wrote:
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Should I be demanding more anus and penis?
That's Babs' default.

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Post by snowgirl » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:45 am

Black pudding and boudin noir is the same thing? Makes sense. My SIL had what she claims was the best boudin noir of her life in Guadeloupe last year at Christmas. Not a high recommendation, imo, but she really enjoyed it. Not being a meat eater I find the whole thing a bit gross but if you're eating meat you might as well eat a black pudding.

I also accidentally ate some morcilla the last time I was in Spain. It was super casual kind of place and they brought some tapas out on a tray and I grabbed what I thought looked like olives on bread. It wasn't. I found it very oily, which is my main complaint with animal flesh these days.
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Post by Barbarella » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:13 am

I'm just wondering why everyone's always mentioning black pudding and never white pudding? The two go hand in hand here. If you're getting a full fry for brekkie anywhere there will usually be a slice of both. Is that just here?

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Post by Iolar » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:16 am

They have something similar in Scotland.
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Post by GLimpet » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:26 am

Not usually served with breakfast though. Maybe in the southwest.
Over there they also have tattie scones and square sausage.

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Post by Kikilamour » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:23 am

i had the full deal in glasgow. tattie scones, white and black pudding, bacon, mushrooms, and half a tomato. it was delish. you need to eat for the rest of the day.

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i first tried boudin when i was a preschooler. i thought it was delicious. when i asked what it was and found out, i spit it out. i'm back to liking it now.

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Post by GLimpet » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:39 pm

We used to eat black pudding "raw" (i.e it's already cooked but most people fry it or heat it in some way) mashed onto fresh bread and butter when I was a kid.

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Re: Black Pudding

Post by Barbarella » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:54 pm

They serve it cold as part of tapas platters all over Spain. Black and white pudding. They may call it something else but its v. similar.

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