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Clonakilty Blackpudding, potato farls, poached duck yolk and watercress

Clonakilty Blackpudding, potato farls, poached duck yolk and watercress


Why not treat yourself to this delectable brunch. By combining the rich, oozing yolk of the duck egg with the traditional Clonakilty Blackpudding, you can experience a modern twist on an Irish classic. With this lavish, yet simple dish, you get a taste of the old with the new!


  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 30g butter
  • 1 tbsp chives (chopped)
  • 120-200g plain flour (plus extra for shaping)
  • 280g Clonakilty Blackpudding
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 4 duck eggs
  • 2 punnets watercress


1. Preheat your oven to 200°C/180°C fan.

2. For the potato farls; peel and dice the potatoes. Add to a pan with water and bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer, cooking until tender.

3. Whilst still warm mash with the salt, butter and chives. Slowly start to add the flour until you have a pliable dough that is a little sticky.

4. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over a low heat.

5. Dust the worktop with flour. Roll out the dough into a circle with a rolling pin using the additional flour to keep it from sticking.

6. Transfer the dough as one large circular farl to the pan. Cook over a low heat until golden brown, flip over and cook through. About 3 to 4 minutes each side.

7. Meanwhile slice the Blackpudding into 1 ½ inch rounds. Place on a baking tray and cook in the oven for 10 minutes.

8. Bring a pan of water to simmering point then add the vinegar. Separate the eggs and keep the whites for another use.

9. Gently ease the yolks into the water and poach for about 2 minutes for soft, 2 ½ for medium and 3 ½ for hard.

10. To plate; put the potato bread on a serving plate, top with the Blackpudding and gently place the poached yolk on top. Garnish with a generous amount of watercress.


Thanks to the ‘Arvoavo Brunch Club’ for sharing this delectable dish. You can check out their brilliant brunches on Instagram.

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