Compared to the rest of the European food, British traditional recipes get a bad rap. However, this is far from being true. There are dozens of tasty British delights to experience. Therefore, here is a list of everyday food eaten and loved all across the country. When you visit the United Kingdom next time, do not shy away from trying these specialties.
Fish and Chips
This is by far the most well-known and popular British meal. Everyone likes it, and what is not to love with it? It is amazing when done correctly. The best fish and chips is made in proper chip shops, and research is required to locate the absolute best. Seaside towns will probably have the best-tasting fish, while quite a few London restaurants are famous for their fish and chips. Eating this famous dish has to be on your to-do list whilst in Britain.
Haggis, Neeps, and Tatties
Haggis is the star here, a traditional Scottish pudding made from sheep’s heart, lungs, liver, onions, oatmeal, spices, and stock. It tastes like spicy sausage and is quite a delicious treat, despite sounding gross. Neeps and Tatties are turnips and potatoes respectively, and haggis is typically served with them, and ideally washed down with great whiskey.
Bangers and Mash
This is a dish containing sausages and mashed potatoes, and one of the simplest meals to make, as well as the most satisfying ‘stodgy’ meal. With creamy mash a little extra butter, it is just the best. If you make it at home, do not add butter at the start. Leave it to the diners to add it themselves to taste.
Steak and Kidney Pie
Nobody can get enough of pies, and this is one of the most British and popular types. The Chicken and Leek pie is its strongest rival, mainly eaten by people who do not like red meat. However, it just not as British as the steak and kidney pie.
Sunday Dinner: Lamb, Chicken or Beef?
Or all three, or more if you manage! When it comes to Sunday Dinner, the more meat options there is the better. It is a family tradition where everyone gathers around the table to eat the stacked plate of vegetables, Yorkshire pudding, potatoes, and whatever else fits on the plate. And do not forget that thick gravy to help you wash everything down.
This dish is nothing special really, as it is literally a sandwich with bacon. Eat it as a quick breakfast, as the people across the UK do. It tastes the best when the buns are freshly baked and the bacon has been cooked and is slightly crispy. What is more, it is quite cheap as well, which makes it a great grab-and-go option.
Full English/Welsh/Scottish/Irish breakfast
This is by far the king of breakfasts. All breakfast food you can think of is present on your plate, mainly sausages, eggs, beans, toast, hash browns, tomatoes, black pudding, etc. It is a varied, delicious and satisfying breakfast for those who love to indulge. The only challenge is to know how to prepare everything so that nothing gets cold.
This is the finest fillet steak, smothered in pâté and covered in rich and light puff pastry. If you like meat, just try it. It is nearly impossible to come across a version you will not like. As another sort of pie, it is a fantastic British treat.
This soup is a perfect winter warmer dish, made from swede, potatoes, leek, carrots, stock and some kind of meat. A vegetarian version is also possible. Unlike many other soups, it is quite filling, as well as healthy. Warming up after a blisteringly cold winter evening with a bowl of Welsh Cawl, Cheese and crusty bread cannot be beaten.
Sticky Toffee Pudding
A favorite all across the UK, this pudding is a very indulgent dessert. Essentially, this is a steamed cake drenched in liquid toffee, sometimes served with ice cream or custard. Delicious!
Bread and Butter Pudding
Literally a pudding from bread and butter, it does not taste like plain bread and butter. Instead, this is a delicious dessert and a firm favorite. Try croissants or brioches instead of regular bread to make it even tastier
With this dessert, you do not have to feel guilty. Except for that huge cream layer, it has jelly. When done right, it has a large serving of different fruit, so it is quite healthy as well.
Honorable mentions go to Deep-Fried Mars bars in Scotland, Welsh Cakes, and Spotted Dick.
Now that you have knowledge of British food, make sure to try them next time around!