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TCtoothpick Nov 4, 2013 06:26 PM

Is there a place to buy blood for sausages? (don't worry, I am not a vampire) Also is there a restaurant with good blood sausage?

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    JimGrinsfelder RE: TCtoothpick Nov 4, 2013 07:59 PM

    I'd check with Kramarcyzk's.

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      kriminalrat RE: JimGrinsfelder Nov 16, 2013 06:19 AM

      Paradise market in Hopkins has it. They get shipments from Chicago of all polish/Russian meats. Cabanos, kielbasa, etc....

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      KTFoley RE: TCtoothpick Nov 4, 2013 08:15 PM

      To make the sausage, I'd suggest contacting Clancy's, Everett's, Seward Co-op and/or Widmer's to see if they can procure some blood for you.

      I am drawing a total blank on restaurants that serve blood sausage -- the only thing that comes to mind are places that serve black pudding as part of an Irish breakfast, which does not sound quite like what you had in mind.

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        Brad Ballinger RE: TCtoothpick Nov 5, 2013 05:28 AM

        I think you're going to have to get in touch with a pork producer. The blood sausages that can be purchased in town are made with beef blood, but authentic pork sausage uses pork blood. If you are okay with beef blood, then probably Kramarczuk's.

        I've had to buy pork blood sausage mail order from a place in Cleveland.

        1. mitch cumstein RE: TCtoothpick Nov 5, 2013 06:27 AM

          I have seen pork blood frozen at United Noodle, otherwise not too sure. I know the usda isn't really keen on the smaller production facilities i.e. the ones that process high quality hogs keep the blood.

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            getgot211 RE: TCtoothpick Nov 5, 2013 08:33 AM

            I have bought both pork and beef blood from Shuang Hur, there and United Noodle will be your best bet. The other places mentioned aren't too likely, you need the right equipment to cool the blood pretty quickly after slaughter. If anyone is doing that locally Clancey's will likely know about it but don't get your hopes up.

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              TCtoothpick RE: getgot211 Nov 14, 2013 04:34 PM

              how much does the blood cost roughly?

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                getgot211 RE: TCtoothpick Nov 14, 2013 05:14 PM

                Sorry, I don't remember and the container doesn't have a sticker. Probably around $4 though, comes in 10oz tub.

            2. cayjohan RE: TCtoothpick Nov 5, 2013 09:44 AM

              Ingebretsen's on Lake Street sells blood. IIRC, they sell blood sausage as well.

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                forgottendreamr RE: TCtoothpick Nov 5, 2013 10:53 AM

                Seward Co-op definitely has blood for sale on a regular basis in their meat section. I think it is beef, though.

                1. Davydd RE: TCtoothpick Nov 5, 2013 03:39 PM

                  Mackenthun's Meat & Deli in St. Bonafacius sells blood sausage.


                  1. phokingood RE: TCtoothpick Nov 19, 2013 07:49 AM

                    I just picked some up from Kramarczuks in Northeast last night. Good stuff.


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                      getgot211 RE: TCtoothpick Dec 7, 2013 11:28 AM

                      Just tried some of the bison blood sausage from Seward co-op, quite good.

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