According to Wikipedia, Hog’s Pudding is “A type of sausage produced in Cornwall and parts of Devon”. There are, of course, many other places where you can read all about Hog’s Pudding.
As is usually the case with origins, the stories are many but the truth is harder to come by, if not impossible.
A few truths that seem sure though are:
- Hog’s Pudding is nothing like Haggis.
- Hog’s Pudding is nothing like Black Pudding (there’s no blood in it).
- It is a local speciality.
- It’s absolutely delicious!
So what is? Well, it’s basically a big sausage, nicely seasoned and ready to eat. We make ours from pork shoulder and our secret seasoning.
Hog’s Pudding is already cooked when you buy it, so you can just cut it into slices and eat it. However, it’s better if you cut it into slices, lightly fry it, then eat it. Frying it caramelises the pork and adds a slight crunchy texture. Make it part of your cooked breakfast; instead of your usual sausage, use a few slices of Hog’s Pudding.
You can watch a short video below of how we make ours but basically, it’s a 4 step process:
- Mince the pork shoulder.
- Mix in the seasoning.
- Put into skins.
- Boil for about 30 mins.