Groaty pudding

Groaty pudding (also known as groaty dick[1]) is a traditional dish from the Black Country in England. It is made from soaked groats, beef, leeks, onion and beef stock which are baked together at a moderate temperature of approximately 150 °C (302 °F) for up to 16 hours. In the Black Country it is traditional to eat groaty pudding on Guy Fawkes Night.[2]

Groaty pudding
Alternative namesGroaty Dick
Place of originUnited Kingdom
Region or stateBlack Country
Main ingredientsGroats, beef, leeks, onion and beef stock

It is mentioned as a local staple by Samuel Jackson Pratt in 1805.[3]

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  1. ^ "Faggots and groaty dick: Why some foods travel and others don't". BBC News. 2 September 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  2. ^ Foods of England - Groaty Dick
  3. ^ Mr. Pratt (Samuel Jackson) (1805). Harvest-home: consisting of Supplementary gleanings, original dramas and poems, contributions of literary friends, and select re-publications, including Sympathy, a poem, revised, corrected and enlarged, from the eighth edition. R. Phillips. pp. 276–.