Recipe: Black Pudding Fritters


This is a real hearty dish for the winter months that will fill you and the family up. The sharp, sweet apples and turnips go brilliantly together and complement the really savoury fritters and crispy bacon!


  • 3 turnips
  • 3 apples
  • 4 slices black pudding
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 handful parsley, chopped
  • 1 handful plain flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 handfuls breadcrumbs
  • 8 slices thick streaky bacon
  • 1 splash milk
  • 1 knob butter
  • 1 bunch tender stem broccoli
  • 2 l oil for deep frying
preheat the oven

Step 1

Preheat The Oven

Preheat the oven to 190ºC.

cook the turnips

Step 2

Cook The Turnips

Peel and cut the turnip into quarters, then chuck them into a pan of cold salted water and bring it to the boil. Boil for 15 minutes then add the peeled and diced apples and cook for another 10 minutes.

fry off the shallot

Step 3

Fry Off The Shallot

Finely chop the peeled shallot and fry for a few minutes in a hot pan with a splash of oil. Remove the skin from the black pudding and crumble it into a bowl with the softened shallots and chopped parsley.

bread the patties

Step 4

Bread The Patties

Mold the black pudding mixture into 4 patties and dust in the flour. Beat the egg in a bowl, then dunk the floured patties in. Roll the patties in the breadcrumbs and cover thoroughly.

preheat the fryer

Step 5

Preheat The Fryer

Heat oil in a fryer to 180°C (or a pan if you have one but never leave it unattended).

grill the bacon

Step 6

Grill The Bacon

Lay the bacon on a grill tray and cook under a hot grill for 4 minutes or so on each side, or until crispy.

drain & mash the parsnip

Step 7

Drain & Mash The Parsnip

Drain the turnip and apples then return to the same dry pan and heat gently to remove any moisture. Mash up with the milk and butter until creamy and smooth.

cook the broccoli

Step 8

Cook The Broccoli

Trim the ends off of the broccoli and bring a pan of salted water to the boil. Steam the broccoli for 4 minutes in the boiling water.

fry the fritters

Step 9

Fry The Fritters

Lower the black pudding into the oil carefully and deep fry for 3-4 minutes, until the patties are golden brown, then drain on kitchen paper to get rid of excess grease.

serve up!

Step 10

Serve Up!

Serve the mash, topped with the crispy fritters and bacon. Serves 4

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