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11 Classic British Foods Explained to Americans
You’ve probably heard of all these traditional British foods, but now you can finally learn what they actually are.
Breakfast lovers will go crazy for this two-in-one dish. It’s a hard-cooked egg wrapped in sausage meat, then deep-fried.
No, this is not a dessert. It’s more like a savory soufflé and is served with roast beef. Try our Onion Yorkshire Puddings.
Fish and Chips
British people don’t eat potato chips with their deep-fried fish fillets. “Chips” actually means french fries. Check out our version.
Bubble and Squeak
This dish is made with potatoes, cabbage and leftover veggies. It gets its name from the sound it makes when it cooks.
Toad in the Hole
There aren’t any toads in this dish–only sausages that look like them. The American version is quite different.
Welsh Rarebit (or Welsh Rabbit)
This sounds like a recipe you’d make after going hunting, but it’s meatless—basically cheese on toast.
You probably know you’re supposed to serve crumpets with tea, but what exactly are they? Think of English muffins that aren’t split apart.
Named after Eton College (alma mater of princes William and Harry), Eton Mess is a dessert made with strawberries, meringue and whipped cream. It’s similar to a pavlova.
Harry Potter fans have probably heard of this dessert (as well as these other magical treats). Treacle is a syrup similar to molasses and is used in the filling of a treacle tart.