Mustamakkara (Finland)

Mustamakkara (Finland)

Ingredients

4 cups fresh pig’s blood
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups steel cut oatmeal
2 cups pork fat finely chopped
1 yellow onion, diced
1 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground allspice

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F
  2. Grease 2 glass loaf pans.
  3. Stir 1 teaspoon of salt into the pigs blood.
  4. Bring 2 1/2 cups water to boil- this is where you will cook the oats.
  5. Stir in oats.
  6. Simmer oats mixture for 15 minutes.
  7. Pour blood through a fine sieve to remove any lumps, and let stand in a mixing bowl while you prepare other ingredients.
  8. Stir in the pork fat, diced onion, pepper, milk, allspice and the rest of the salt.
  9. Add the cooked oatmeal, and mix until all is combined.
  10. Divide the mixture between the loaf pans
  11. Cover pans with aluminum foil and bake sausage for 1 hour until firm.
  12. Cool before serving.
  13. To serve a second time, you can slice the sausage and grill on barbecue or in a cast iron pan.