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Sausages are a huge favourite of UK consumers, since they are tasty and easy to cook. Black pudding, in particular, is a special kind of sausage that has a history dating back to the 16th Century. Typically, it has been always eaten at dinner time, but nowadays it can be used in almost any kind of meal.

The French call it ‘boudin noir’ and the Spanish ‘morcilla’, but to the locals of Lancashire, it has always been black pudding. In fact, it is highly associated with the town of Bury in Lancashire, which is where you can go to buy the best black pudding you will surely taste. Traditionally, it is made with pig’s blood and fat, onions, and oatmeal, because the aim was to waste no part of the animal. The locals enjoy it nowadays because it is tradition, but many believe that the methods previously used to create black pudding are not used enough these days.

Black pudding can be purchased in two different forms: a stick with a plastic skin, or a ring in a natural casing like a normal sausage. The stick is usually used for breakfast meals, as it goes well with the traditional English breakfast. Removing the plastic skin is easy, and then all that needs to be done is let it grill or fry for 5 to 10 minutes.

Black pudding sausages can also be easily cooked, and they tend to expand as well so you get more than you originally thought. It goes really well with evening meals, because it is quick to cook and acts like a sausage on your plate. Its taste plus the rest of your meal will create a delicious dish.

It may come as a surprise to some but black pudding can also be eaten with sweet items like fruit, although it is most commonly used for breakfasts or a flavour enhancer in a homemade stew.

Over the years, black pudding has been rediscovered by many as a great item of food – especially top chefs who are using it as both an ingredient and a meal addition by itself. Supermarkets have also made black pudding more readily available to their consumers, meaning it is still gaining popularity.

The best black pudding can be found in Bury. It is considered the ultimate delicacy from Lancashire, and has even been used by the Hairy Bikers. Find out what is so special about the best black pudding now by taking advantage of our services at Albert Matthews.