Rag pudding

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Rag pudding
Rag Pudding, with Chips & Gravy.jpg
Rag pudding, with chips and gravy
Alternative names Rag pie
Type Savoury pudding[1]
Course Main course
Place of origin England
Region or state Oldham, Greater Manchester[1]
Serving temperature Hot
Main ingredients Minced meat, onions, suet pastry[1]
Cookbook: Rag pudding  Media: Rag pudding

Rag pudding (also known as Rag pie) is a savoury dish consisting of minced meat and onions wrapped in a suet pastry, which is then cooked in a cheesecloth.[1][2][3] The dish was invented during the 19th century in Oldham, a former mill town in Lancashire,[1] previously at the centre of England's cotton industry.[3] Rag pudding pre-dates ceramic basins and plastic boiling bags in cookery, and so the cotton or muslin rag cloths common in Oldham were used in the dish's preparation.[2] Rag pudding is similar in composition and preparation to steak and kidney pudding,[2] and may be purchased from traditional local butcher's shops in South East Lancashire.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d e f "South East Lancashire local delicacies". visitmanchester.com. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Jack (2010).
  3. ^ a b Yarvin (2012), p. 96.


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