I bet that title caught your attention. Maybe you shivered and thought I must be a vampire. Of course not! Or, maybe you went, "Ewwwwwwww!" Well, turning blood, pork blood, to be precise, into pudding is definitely not for the squeamish.
I was ten years old when the Daddy gave me the task of turning pork blood into pudding. (If I could, I'd put in a sound effect like Dum da da dummmm!) Okay, let me give you some context. Back then, every now and then, the Daddy and his friends would purchase a pig from a local pig farmer, bring it back to our house, and slaughter it in the backyard. We lived in a small neighborhood two miles out of city limits so that was okay, and, as far as I know, the neighbors did not care.We lived in a rural area after all.
This usually happened on a Saturday morning. The men would be out in the backyard partying it up with a bottle of whiskey as they butchered the meat. The pig's blood would be brought into the house to turn into a thick-like pudding.
You beat the blood with an egg beater while someone poured vinegar into the pot. How much vinegar? I don't know. Whoever poured it always knew when was enough. You stood there and turned and turned the handle of that egg beater. Eventually the bright red blood changed into a foamy mixture and finally into a thick rich chocolate colored pudding. It was like magic to watch it thicken.
By the way, if you ever go to a Filipino party and someone asks if you'd like to try the Chocolate Meat, know that is pork cooked in blood. I think it's tasty. But, then I'm a vampire. Bwah-ha-ha-ha.
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No part of the butchered animal ever goes to waste. My grandmother used to use it in blood sausage. Very healthful.ReplyDelete
Gets the blood roaring.Delete
Ohhhh ... I just can't think about it. Haha!ReplyDelete
Ehhhh, I'd try it, but it sounds a little iffy. I'm not much of a vampire though.ReplyDelete
Good luck with the 2015 A to Z Challenge!
A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy
These days, I'd only eat anything made with pork blood if the pig was a pasture raised one.Delete
I thought it might be blood pudding. I think i saw Anthony Bourdain try this on his show "Parts Unknown". I am sorry but ....blechhhh. You could not pay me enough to eat that:)ReplyDelete
Not even a million dollars? I only go as high as Austen Powers would.Delete
I had a South American blood sausage with an ex GF's family many moons ago ... managed to get through it with lots of condiments.ReplyDelete
What did the pudding taste like?
The pudding is used as an ingredient in the chocolate meat dish. It's rich and flavorable. I suppose the closest taste would be calves liver. I especially liked the sauce on rice. Yummm. It's too rich for me to eat now.Delete
OOOH! I've never eaten it but it's well known in Hawaii! BTW, being a minion is not much work really. And I was a very lax minion.ReplyDelete
Glad you're enjoying the minion life, Courtney. :-)Delete
so interesting SusieeeReplyDelete
The Husband wondered what you might have thought about this story.Delete
Oh, yikes. Give me a blood orange. 😉ReplyDelete
At this point in my life, I'll take a blood orange, too.Delete
I'm from East Europe, so I can put up with a lot of different foods, whether I eat them or not. This sounds interesting. :) Great post. Sure got my attention.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Silvia. I think there's a positive correlation with being able to put up with a variety of different foods and people.Delete