Tommy Moloney’s Black Pudding and Goat Cheese Frittata

 

Savory Flavors of the Emerald Isle 

Comforting and soothing are two words that can describe the perfect Irish cuisine. History, culture, and local ingredients fill Emerald Isle and help bring delightful dishes home, like black pudding and goat cheese frittata. The creamy taste of goat cheese combined with the rich flavor of the black pudding blends perfectly together, creating a mouth-watering flavor. Indulge in a sensational black pudding and goat cheese frittata, perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This dish goes beyond a meal; it’s a festive tribute to the rich Irish culture. Join us below as we embark on this delightful journey to bring the taste of Ireland home! 

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Tommy Moloney’s Black Pudding

Cultural Delight: Black Pudding 

When people hear the word pudding, they think of a sweet dessert with flavors like chocolate, vanilla, or even banana. However, when an Irish grandmother says she is making black pudding and goat cheese frittata for breakfast, it consists of a beloved Irish sausage — black pudding,

Fun fact: black pudding is first mentioned in 800 BC in Homer’s The Odyssey

The flavor of black pudding can be nutty and meaty but also rich with a little bit of sweetness, depending on what kind of blood it contains. There are several ways to prepare this delicacy. Frying black pudding is the most popular method, but some dishes call for you to bake it instead. If you tried black pudding in Ireland and have been searching for an authentic version here in America, look no further; we’ve got you covered at Tommy Moloney’s

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A Palette of Possibilities: Goat Cheese

Goat cheese, also known as chevre in French, is a creamy cheese made from goat milk. The history of goat cheese goes way back to around 5,000 BC, starting with drinking goat’s milk and making cheese with it shortly after. Unlike other cheeses, goat cheese flavor can be versatile, with tangy, mild, or sweet flavors and comes in various sizes and textures, depending on how it was produced. The time to enjoy goat cheese is as varied as its flavor. You can enjoy some paired with a breakfast, lunch, or dinner dish. 

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Health Benefits

Goat cheese contains several probiotics that help reduce inflammation and promote digestive health. Along with probiotics, goat cheese has a beneficial medium-chain fatty acid called capric acid that can improve energy, help fight bacteria, and improve heart health.

Black pudding is a superfood due to its high zinc and iron content, which can play a crucial role in the production of red blood cells.

When the aroma of smells takes over the room, remember you are fueling your body with plenty of nutrients! 

Diverse Pairings 

Before you head to the kitchen to start fixing the fantastic black pudding and goat cheese frittata, let’s talk about some other pairings!

Potatoes have been a staple in Irish culture for many years, so why not pair a potato cake with black pudding?

If you want to get creative, you can spread goat cheese on the potato cake!

Don’t forget you can never go wrong with an Irish breakfast that includes black pudding, mushrooms, and beans.

Perhaps you want to add some dairy to your breakfast; try sprinkling goat cheese on top to give a delectable creamy texture! 

Ingredients

  1. 1 tablespoon of butter
  2. 1 roughly chopped onion
  3. 1 pack of Tommy Moloney’s black pudding, crumbled into bite-size pieces
  4. 1 clove of finely chopped garlic
  5. 2 sprigs of finely chopped parsley
  6. 1 cup of crumbled goat’s cheese
  7. 10 large eggs
  8. 3 tablespoons of milk
  9. salt and black pepper, to taste
  10. baby spinach, optional

Preparation

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Melt the butter in a frying pan and cook the onion over medium heat until translucent.

Step 2

Add Tommy Moloney’s black pudding and sauté until the meat darkens and begins to crisp along the edges. Remove the meat from the heat and the chopped parsley and goat’s cheese.

Step 3

Allow this to cool for some time before adding the eggs.

Step 4

Beat the eggs in bowl, then whisk in the milk and add salt and pepper. Pour the eggs into the pan and stir gently to combine.

Step 5

Place the pan in the oven and bake for about 25 minutes, until the edges of the frittata are golden brown and the eggs in the center have set.

Tip

Serve while hot and add baby spinach for even better taste.

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