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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.
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Breakfast lovers will go crazy for this two-in-one dish. It’s a hard-cooked egg wrapped in sausage meat, then deep-fried.
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No, this is not a dessert. It’s more like a savory soufflé and is served with roast beef. Try our Onion Yorkshire Puddings.
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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.
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Bangers and Mash
Americans call this dish sausage and mashed potatoes. The Brits just have cooler slang.
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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.
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Toad in the Hole
There aren’t any toads in this dish–only sausages that look like them. The American version is quite different.
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Welsh Rarebit (or Welsh Rabbit)
This sounds like a recipe you’d make after going hunting, but it’s meatless—basically cheese on toast.
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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.
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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.
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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.