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1. Posted by mary.join (Inactive 4 posts) 7y

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Hi, i want to know some typical english dishes. If you know, pls tell me and if you can tell me how to cook it, i will be very appreciate. Thanks in advance!

Mary

2. Posted by ErolGirl (Budding Member 78 posts) 7y

Whenever I think of a typical meal here in the UK I think of a Sunday Roast. Roast chicken, roast potatoes, veg (carrots, broccoli, cabbage etc), gravy. Pretty standard but its what I always think of! mmmmm......

Either that or chips cheese and gravy haha

3. Posted by ErolGirl (Budding Member 78 posts) 7y

OH and Toad in the Hole is a goodun. Here is a recipe:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/toadinthehole_83871.shtml

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Steak and kidney pie! Nothing like a meal that smells faintly of pee...

5. Posted by ErolGirl (Budding Member 78 posts) 7y

Quoting tway

Steak and kidney pie! Nothing like a meal that smells faintly of pee...

Totally just put me off eating that ever again.....

Maybe Shepherds Pie if you dont fancy the pee pie!

6. Posted by mary.join (Inactive 4 posts) 7y

thanks for your reply.

7. Posted by madpoet (Respected Member 413 posts) 7y

Those little Scottish meat pies are yummy. Not to mention 'bangers and mash'!

8. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

And a perfect veggie bitta scran.... A ploughman's lunch.
Medium size plate, shredded cabbage with tomato, onion, sliced apple and a big dollop of sweet pickle. A great big chunk of mature cheddar cheese and two thick slices of warm white crusty bread. Oh - and a pint of Pendle Witches Brew. Just perfect.

[ Edit: Edited on 10-Jul-2009, at 02:00 by Redpaddy ]

9. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 7y

Hehe, I love a good old ploughmans, despite it being 'invented as a marketing ploy to sell British cheese in pubs' (cf BBC Wordhunt).

Here's a few from the patch that I grew up in:
- Cumberland Pie - a layered meal-in-a-pie consisting of one layer minced meat, one layer chopped veg and one layer mashed potato
- Cumberland sausage - a spicy sausage, curled not linked, served with mash (in any decent hostelry)
- Cumberland Tattie Pot - a stew of lamb or beef with potatoes, swede and black pudding

And one from the patch I live in now:
- Eels and mash - the eels are jellied, the whole thing is coated in parsley sauce (liqour) and it occasionally tastes better than it sounds

I would make the full Sunday Roast though! Best if it's beef, roasted on the bone (the French call us 'les rosbif'). I prefer rib. Must have Yorkshire Puddings. Also, roast potatoes absolutely must be crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. My preferred veg with beef are glazed carrots, steamed broccoli and braised cabbage, but veg are flexible! PM me if you want any assistance with any specifics.....

10. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 7y

Then there's Bubble and Squeek - whatever that is? - sounds like some cabbage thing?

Cornish Pastie - meat pie

The English really shine at breakfast!