This is written from Birchington in Kent, England where I’ve been visiting my mum for the past few days. I wanted to share a couple of my favorite British foods. Above are Scotch Eggs. I LOVE these. They are not readily available in America, but are so common in England they can be purchased in the cold food cases of small shops, even drug stores. A Scotch egg is made by wrapping a hard boiled egg in a shell of spiced pork sausage meat. The meat is lightly breaded and the whole assembly is deep fried until the sausage is cooked. These eggs may sound peculiar, but believe me, they are delicious! Eaten warm or cold, two make a very filling lunch or breakfast.
Another must meal while I visit Britian is fish and chips. The country is heavily populated with shops selling breaded, fried fish filet with thick cut potato fries. The meal can be served to go, wrapped in paper, including old newspaper. I prefer to eat a nice fish and chips meal at a sit-down restaurant, preferably with a cup of tea. The meal above was serve with mushy peas, a side dish of dried green peas that have been soaked in soda water overnight and boiled to soften. They have the taste and consistency of a very thick green pea soup, delicious. I like my chips seasoned with malt vinegar and salt. This particular fish and chips meal was at the Bournemouth branch of the Harry Ramsden restaurant chain. These people know how to do this dish right. The batter coating is perfect: light, crispy and no absorbed fat. My mother swears their chips are the best she’s ever had (and she’s eaten a lot of chips!)