Is our food gross?
Here at British essentials we know that the UK certainly has no shortage of weird food, (haggis anyone?) We've compiled a list of iconic British foods, that most people outside of the UK would probably find downright weird.
Let's start with the Scot's national dish, Haggis, it's made by mixing sheep's heart, liver, and lungs with oatmeal, onion. Though haggis has traditionally been cooked in the animal's stomach..
Black pudding, a blood sausage that is the perfect accompaniment to a full English breakfast or baked on its own with toast.
Kippers and other smoked fish like bloaters are usually served with brown bread and a lemon wedge for breakfast in ol blighty.
No British Christmas is complete without Christmas pudding, a dessert made from dried fruit, nuts, suet, and lots of brandy that's often set on fire right before serving.
Dripping is the fat rendered from roasting a joint of beef or pork, and can be used as a substitute for oil in cooking or served straight up on toast. Mucky dripping, which also includes whatever is left in the bottom of the roasting pan, is a variant from Yorkshire.
Mushy peas, marrowfat peas which have been soaked overnight then boiled with sugar and salt to form a green mush — is a side dish traditionally served with fish and chips. If you don't mind eating offal, mushy peas also go well with steak and kidney pudding.
We have a have a love/hate relationship with Marmite, a salty paste made from yeast extract that's usually spread on toast.
Mince pies, made with “mincemeat” (a mix of dried fruit, peel, and suet) and shortcrust pastry, may be a Christmas staple, but those outside of the UK often don't like the sound of them.
Us brits have been adding brown sauce to bacon sandwiches and breakfasts for decades.
Spotted Dick, a sponge pudding made with suet and dried fruit and served with custard, is a nostalgic treat for most of us brits as it can usually be found as part of a old school school dinner.Toad in the hole consists of sausages baked into a Yorkshire pudding batter. Though it may not sound (or look) particularly appetizing, it's delicious especially when served with plenty of gravy and tats! (potato's).