When it comes to British cuisine, your taste buds might conjure images of classic dishes like fish and chips, hearty pies, and the quintessential afternoon tea. But there’s so much more to explore on the British culinary scene. In this article, we’re taking you off the beaten path to discover 5 unusual cuisines in Britain that might not be as famous as their counterparts. Get ready to tantalize your senses and expand your palate with these extraordinary and lesser-known culinary treasures.
Full English Breakfast
Full English Breakfast is a staple in British cuisine, it refers to eggs, sausage, bacon, mushrooms, baked beans, hash browns, toast, and half a tomato, usually served with brown sauce or ketchup. Depending on the region, a full English breakfast could be served with additions such as white or black pudding, bubble and squeak, and potato cakes.
This is a well-known side dish accompanied by a plate of fish and chips; smashed or cooked down the peas are made into a paste similar to the texture of refried beans. Recommend adding salt and pepper, scooping it onto a piece of beer-battered cod.
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Chippy butty is essentially a sandwich with french fries added in. The chip butty is just two pieces of white bread, butter, and a handful of thick-cut fries (chips, as we call them).
Christmas pudding, as its name suggests, is a Christmas dessert. It’s considered a holiday tradition, with many variations of the Christmas pudding made during the Yuletide. The main ingredient is alcohol-soaked fruit and spices. The dessert is steamed for hours before being served with cream or brandy butter.
Yorkshire pudding is the best pudding for last, but it isn’t a dessert. Originating in the Yorkshire region of England, these popovers are tastiest when made with beef drippings and covered in gravy. No Sunday roast is complete without one or three.
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