10 Tasty English Foods
Discover 10 tasty English foods. Most people don’t think of England as being a great place for food. I would not put them under the exotic flavors banner, but they do have some great comfort foods. They are the types of foods that even fussy children enjoy.
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10 Tasty English Foods
1. Toad in the Hole
The first item on this list of tasty English foods is Toad in the Hole. I remember someone giving me their version of Toad in the Hole when I was a child. It was a piece of bread with a hole ripped out of the middle and a fried egg cooked into the hole.
15 years later my housemate in Newcastle cooked up Toad in the Hole the proper English way. It was spectacular in comparison to what I had as a child. Sausages baked in a Yorkshire pudding with gravy.
2. Spotted Dick
The first time I heard about spotted dick was in the movie King Ralph. I admit that I have never tried it but would like to. It is a dried fruit pudding served with custard.
3. Pigs in Blankets
Pigs in blankets are sausages wrapped in bacon. The first time I ate pigs in blankets was in China. An American couple served them up for Thanksgiving, and the wife was a vegetarian!
4. Bubble and Squeak
Bubble and squeak is a great way to get rid of leftover roast vegetables. Use potato as the main ingredient. Shallow fry it with whatever leftover vegetables you’ve got.
5. Bangers and Mash
Number 5 on this list of tasty English foods is bangers and mash. It is also a favorite on any Australian pub menu. Sausages, mashed potato, and gravy. Simple, filling, and delicious.
6. Fish and Chips
I’m not a fan of fish and chips but it is classic English fare. There was a “chippy” in every town I saw, even the very small ones.
7. Tea and Scones
I had an English girlfriend once and she LOVED tea and scones. To be more precise, teas and scones with jam and cream. If you have a sweet tooth, this one is for you.
8. Cornish Pasty
The Cornish Pasty is a baked pastry filled with minced meat and vegetables. It is great “on-the-go” snack from the bakery. The Cornish part fo the name is because of Cornwall region in England. I guess they made it there first.
9. Full English Breakfast
Thought to be a great hangover cure, the full English breakfast is a big fry-up. The exact ingredients used depends on what is available. It often includes eggs, bacon, sausages, tomatoes, mushrooms, blood pudding, baked beans, etc.
10. Yorkshire Pudding
The last dish on this list of tasty English foods comes from the region of Yorkshire. You may remember the mention of Yorkshire pudding from the first item on this list, toad in the hole. Yorkshire pudding is an egg, flour and milk batter.
Do you know of any other tasty English foods that should be on this list? We’d love to hear about them or anything else you want to say in the comments.