Clonakilty Blackpudding was created in the 1880s, and the manufacturer claims that they’re still using the same secret recipe to this day. Unusually for a black pudding, Clonakilty make theirs with beef rather than pork, for a unique flavour.
Perhaps it’s this that makes it Ireland’s favourite black pudding. In any case, its combination of beef, oatmeal, onions, beef blood and a secret blend of spices is absolutely delicious, with a perfect crumbly texture.
Black pudding is, of course, traditionally served sliced and fried as part of a traditional cooked breakfast. It’s not only popular in Ireland, but also considered by many to be an essential part of a full English breakfast.
However, this isn’t its only use. Black pudding is much more versatile than many people realise. It makes for an exciting topping for burgers or pizzas, or can liven up any salad. We’ve even heard of a chef who makes scotch eggs from it!
This gluten free version of the Clonakilty black pudding is ideal for coeliacs or those with gluten intolerances who want to enjoy a proper fry-up without paying the price.