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Food glossary

Black pudding

Black pudding

A type of sausage made from blood (usually pig's), cereal (such as oatmeal) and fat (often suet) and flavoured with herbs and spices. They are popular all over Europe, especially in France (boudin noir) where there are many local variations. Black pudding is available pre-packed or from the delicatessen counter.

Uses: It is a popular ingredient in a traditional English breakfast, but can also be included in a variety of dishes.

To prepare: The pudding is sliced and fried for 4 to 5 minutes until it is slightly crisp on the outside, but moist in the centre.