No place like home...

There is one piece of Ireland that I miss more than any when I'm away, I can handle missing Barrys tea, Tayto crisps, Brennans bread... the alternatives are different enough to hold my interest and there is always a foreign replacement that holds more appeal for that time. Except when it comes to black pudding. I cannot replace it, there is nothing like it (morcillo just does not taste the same!).

Black pudding is a staple for the Irish breakfast, which consists of eggs, sausages, rashers (bacon) and mushrooms all served up beside black and white pudding. White pudding is nice enough, sausage meat mixed with bread crumbs but it comes nowhere near black pudding for taste.
I love it spread on toast, I love it served with apple, with scallops, with peas... but most of all I love it when its in a pie...

Bills Black Pudding Pie

you'll need

1 black pudding
4/6 sausages
1 red pepper
1 onion
1 green chili
Fresh herbs (whatever you have)
tsp harissa paste
1 clove garlic, crushed
handful grated cheddar cheese

1 sheet puff pastry (buy it don't make it)


Fry the onions, garlic, herbs, chili, pepper along with the sausages until they are cooked. Chop them in the pan and put aside. Fry the black pudding slices until they are crumbling under pressure.
Mix into the sausage mix and add the cheese and harissa paste. The pudding will crumble and the cheese will melt.

Place the pastry on a baking sheet and paint with milk along the edges. Place the pudding mix along the centre and pull the sides up around and across each other like swaddling. Paint with beaten egg or milk.

Tuck in the ends and place in the oven for 20 minutes until golden.


Nicole said...

You've been busy! I can hardly keep up! Looks good again though.

Ciara said...

Ah you know..there are times when even I can think 'YUM' at a meaty dish like that... Looks very tasty.

Emma said...

I have a friend from Galway whose father used to make blood pudding every year for Christmas, before he passed away, RIP. He would go to the butcher shop and come home with two pails of pigs' blood. My friend gave it a go herself one year recently. I wasn't there, but she said it turned out delicious.

Your pie looks amazing and, as Ciara said, very tempting.

Edamame said...

It is a very wonderful blog site! All the introduced cooking looks delicious. I am interested in the delicious thing of various countries in the world. I want to challenge the making of this sausage pie this time.

Lisa Conmara said...

thanks edamame - let me know if you do!!!

Lisa Conmara said...

WOW emma I'd love to make it from scratch but would you say I could buy blood? imagine the scene in my kitchen! I'm such a clutz anyway! it'd be like a murder scene!