Breakfast beans with black pudding
( SERVES 6 )
Photo by Tam West
Black pudding makes the everyday special. If it’s not your thing, use a favourite sausage instead.
- Fry the bacon pieces (lardons) until brown. Add the chopped onion, red capsicum, celery and garlic. Fry until vegetables are soft.
- Add the tomatoes, chicken stock, plum or tomato sauce and the herbs. Cook gently for 10-15 minutes.
- Add the drained white beans, kidney beans and the lemon zest and juice. Cook until beans are hot. For the flavours to develop nicely, it is good to leave it to sit for a while at this stage.
- To serve, remove herbs, add thick slices of black or white pudding, and reheat until hot (thin with additional stock if necessary).
White pudding is made from pork meat and fat, suet, bread and otameal. Unlike black pudding, it does not contain blood.