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profen4
09-13-2010, 02:45 AM
I'm looking for a Breakfast meal that is eaten in England, but which would be, by USA/CAN standards, stomach turning (especially to a kid). It doesn't have to be a super common food, or even something that you've eaten. Just something that some people eat so that it would accurate that such a breakfast meal does indeed exist and it's fairly common knowledge that it exists.

eg - Is blood pudding a breakfast food?

scarletpeaches
09-13-2010, 02:47 AM
British or English? I ask because your thread title and OP mention the two terms as if they're interchangeable.

dolores haze
09-13-2010, 02:52 AM
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eg - Is blood pudding a breakfast food?

Yes, it is. And it looks absolutely disgusting. It would certainly turn a child's stomach.

profen4
09-13-2010, 03:28 AM
British or English? I ask because your thread title and OP mention the two terms as if they're interchangeable.

Fair enough. Let's go with "British" then since it opens up the food choices a bit - if you have a breakfast food idea that's eaten in England Scotland or Wales. Please share :) (I can alter the cook to fit the dish :P)

Thanks

scarletpeaches
09-13-2010, 03:30 AM
In Scotland, it's known as black pudding and is pretty much an all-day food, although yes, it's a popular part of a fried breakfast. I never eat it myself. At any time of day.

(Its opposite, white pudding, is a culinary abomination usually bought from a chippie and eaten as part of a 'chippie tea' in the evenings. It looks like a deep-fried turd painted white).

Shakesbear
09-13-2010, 03:39 AM
Devilled kidneys on a fried slice topped with a poached egg. Blech.

Paul
09-13-2010, 03:42 AM
black (blood) puddin is your best choice. most common, kids not familiar with it = yuck

LBlankenship
09-13-2010, 03:59 AM
aww, come on guys. Black pudding may look evil, but it kinda tastes like sausage. If sausage was made with charcoal briquettes.

profen4
09-13-2010, 04:05 AM
Okay - so just so I have this right, blood PUDDING is a sausage, yeah? It's not a pudding? and it's not a pudding and a sausage?

LBlankenship
09-13-2010, 04:14 AM
It's not pudding the way Americans think of pudding. To an American (which I am) it looks like a large, round slice of sausage that's been burnt to a crisp.

LBlankenship
09-13-2010, 04:16 AM
May help to wiki "plum pudding" to see what Brits think of when they say "pudding"

eta: There's a good photo in Wikipedia under "black pudding (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_pudding)" of a plate of breakfast.

Mr Flibble
09-13-2010, 04:23 AM
Yes, it is. And it looks absolutely disgusting. It would certainly turn a child's stomach.


My son loves it! Then again, he's pretty much a human dustbin.

Kippers? Kedgeree? They're pretty foul...the smell of kippers first thing in the morning. Yuk.

joyce
09-13-2010, 04:24 AM
Oh my, that picture sure does look nasty! My grandmother talked about making blood pudding. I always pictured this bowl of thickened blood that you ate with a spoon and threw up. Thanks for the clarification. Now I've got an even sicker picture in my mind when I think of the stuff.

dolores haze
09-13-2010, 04:34 AM
A greasy, gristly slice of black pudding mixed with the gelatinous white and yellow of an undercooked fried egg.

*boak*

waylander
09-13-2010, 10:12 AM
Black pudding is more of a northern (and irish) breakfast thing.
I'd go with kippers

eyeblink
09-13-2010, 10:25 AM
Black pudding is more of a northern (and irish) breakfast thing.
I'd go with kippers

You can get it in the south of England easily enough - from cafes who serve fry-ups for example.

firedrake
09-13-2010, 10:39 AM
A greasy, gristly slice of black pudding mixed with the gelatinous white and yellow of an undercooked fried egg.

*boak*

Don't forget the watery juice from the shriveled fried tomato and the beans spilled recklessly over the bacon. Delivered to the table by a hungover cook with a lit cigarette dangling perilously between compressed lips.

(It happened to me...a pub in Ironbridge...never again)

But, yea, I'd go with kippers, not a smell you'd want first thing in the morning.

*heaves*

MissMacchiato
09-13-2010, 11:09 AM
oh guys, blurg! Too gross. I agree that blood pudding is like... blackened, dry, tasteless charcoal. And the knowledge of what it really is made out of still freaks the hell out of me.

Another vote for kippers too :)

Some might find yorkshire pudding kind of offputting, I've seen it served (Weirdly) at breakfast time in some places...

pdr
09-13-2010, 11:50 AM
black pudding!

Now if it were Finnan Haddock, that unpleasant yellow dried fish stuff, you might complain.

Kippers smell sweet compared to Finny.

Kedgeree has become fashionable and children like it.

Do Americans have real Scottish oatmeal porridge as opposed to all those instant packets called porridge? That would be a shock if the child expected the instant stuff.

Shakesbear
09-13-2010, 12:20 PM
black pudding!

Now if it were Finnan Haddock, that unpleasant yellow dried fish stuff, you might complain.

Kippers smell sweet compared to Finny.

Kedgeree has become fashionable and children like it.

Do Americans have real Scottish oatmeal porridge as opposed to all those instant packets called porridge? That would be a shock if the child expected the instant stuff.

I don't think Finnan Haddock should be dry or yellow. If it is yellow then it has been dyed - yuk! It should be a sort of creamy colour and moist. The smell of it being poached can put people off. Totally useless piece of information: I had a cat who would kill for smoked haddock - he would eat it until he was stuffed!

Shakesbear
09-13-2010, 12:33 PM
Sorry - posting after myself.

I've been thinking about this as I've just cooked my breakfast. No work today so did a full English - bacon, sausages, mushrooms. tomatoes, toast + marmalade, orange juice and coffee. The last full English I had was a couple of weeks ago when my niece and I went out for breakfast - and it was truly horrible. We had eaten at the place before and it has new owners who seem to think that really cheap is good. The bacon was like cardboard, there was no taste to the toms or mushrooms except one of grease. The egg slithered about the plate in its' own private sea of grease. And then there were the sausages. I really like sausages but not these. They were an unhealthy shade of pink on the inside and almost burnt on the outside. They had quite a distinct flavour which made me gag. I cannot describe it. The toast was the thinnest of thin bread with a yellow substance spread across it. The point is that a meal can look good on the menu but be made awful by the use of the cheapest possible ingredients cooked badly and carelessly. If you are hungry and anticipating a good meal and a disaster appears in front of you it is worse because disappointment is added to hunger. And maybe anger.

DrZoidberg
09-13-2010, 12:49 PM
I'd always had trouble with bacon and scrambled eggs. Not outside England. It's just the way they make them. Everything swimming in fat.

Becky Black
09-13-2010, 01:12 PM
Another vote for kippers here. Blech!

stuckupmyownera
09-13-2010, 02:24 PM
Eeeew, I'd go for black pudding. You can get it all over Britain - I was contemplating a full English breakfast at a cafe in Brighton not long ago, but then saw that black pudding was included and quickly changed my mind!

Shakesbear
09-13-2010, 02:47 PM
Eeeew, I'd go for black pudding. You can get it all over Britain - I was contemplating a full English breakfast at a cafe in Brighton not long ago, but then saw that black pudding was included and quickly changed my mind!

You can tell the cafe people that you don't want the bp! I loath it and won't have it on my plate.

I LOVE kippers! Manx ones with out the nasty dye stuff!

Maxinquaye
09-13-2010, 03:05 PM
I think I'm going to start to cry soon.

I too want to wake up to an unspeakably foul full english breakfast. I wouldn't complain. I promise.

shaldna
09-13-2010, 03:23 PM
I'm looking for a Breakfast meal that is eaten in England, but which would be, by USA/CAN standards, stomach turning (especially to a kid). It doesn't have to be a super common food, or even something that you've eaten. Just something that some people eat so that it would accurate that such a breakfast meal does indeed exist and it's fairly common knowledge that it exists.

eg - Is blood pudding a breakfast food?


it depends where you are. these are two pretty big islands.

for instane, it's perfectally common to have cold quiche for breakfast here. or cold ham and bread. or potato cakes.

cheese and ham jambons are always good too. not sure if any of that stuff would be stomach churning.

and we don't generall call it 'blood pudding' it's black pudding, and you can get white pudding too, it's usually eaten with fried breads, egg, tomato, bacon, sauasage and sometimes beans.

Kenn
09-14-2010, 01:28 PM
Spam fritters (which a kid might actually enjoy) and haggis (which they won't!).

shaldna
09-15-2010, 01:00 AM
Spam fritters (which a kid might actually enjoy) and haggis (which they won't!).


haggis is scrummy though.

another favaourite here is cheesy eggs, which is basically scrambled egg with cheese in it.

or savoury french toast - french toast with salt, pepper and brown sauce. yummy.

Mr Flibble
09-15-2010, 01:32 AM
Haggis is lovely. My kids ask for it specially.

I'm beginning to think my kids may be out of the ordinary.:D But haggis really is tasty.

Spam fritter? Blech!

Tallent
09-15-2010, 01:50 AM
Kippers.

joyce
09-15-2010, 07:06 AM
haggis is scrummy though.

another favaourite here is cheesy eggs, which is basically scrambled egg with cheese in it.

or savoury french toast - french toast with salt, pepper and brown sauce. yummy.

Okay, are we talking about a brown sauce like one you put on meat...as I call it, brown gravy. I never thought about eating french toast with anything else but syrup.

Cheesy eggs sound normal. I guess you guys would be just as puzzled having breakfast here in the South if I served you a big bowl of grits.

I've always wanted to visit Great Britain, but I can see now I'm going to be at a loss at what to order for breakfast. I know one thing I won't be getting...that nasty looking black or blood pudding. At least now I know my grandmother and all my past relatives weren't eating the bowl of thickened blood that I thought they were for my whole life.

night-flyer
09-15-2010, 07:46 AM
Okay, are we talking about a brown sauce like one you put on meat...as I call it, brown gravy. I never thought about eating french toast with anything else but syrup.

Um...yeah, that kinda threw me off, too. Pepper, salt, and brown gravy on french toast?

I use butter and syrup.

Do they make french toast different there, like with meat in it?

I'm not knocking it, it could be delicious for all I know. Just never heard of it prepared that way before.:)

joyce
09-15-2010, 08:13 AM
Well with all these differences in a simple meal like breakfast....I can't wait to find out. It's funny how different we all are when it comes to preparing a meal.

shaldna
09-15-2010, 11:50 AM
Um...yeah, that kinda threw me off, too. Pepper, salt, and brown gravy on french toast?

I use butter and syrup.

Do they make french toast different there, like with meat in it?

I'm not knocking it, it could be delicious for all I know. Just never heard of it prepared that way before.:)


We have it sweet too, but savoury is really popular. Brown sauce is not at all like gravy, it's made with mustard and vinegar, and is quite spicy. very tasty. good on potatoes too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP_Sauce

Kenn
09-15-2010, 01:29 PM
Brown sauce is also good for cleaning old coins. I kid you not.

Mr Flibble
09-15-2010, 02:04 PM
I've always wanted to visit Great Britain, but I can see now I'm going to be at a loss at what to order for breakfast.

Easy. Full english, no black pudding please. Not every place serves it anyway.


Brown sauce is also good for cleaning old coins. I kid you not.

True dat.

Mud
09-15-2010, 03:11 PM
Marmite on toast.

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hammers
09-15-2010, 03:54 PM
Marmite, although my daughter loves it.

Kippers.

Black/white pudding, the look of it puts me off.

Bubble and squeek, I'm not sure if people would have that with a full english breakfast or not.

Porridge with salt instead of sugar, I know that my daughter would not eat that.

shaldna
09-17-2010, 01:23 PM
marmite is amazing!

also, peanut butter on toast.

although, one of my guilty breakfast treats is a peanut butter and bacon sandwich. sometimes I'll put a mushed up banana in there too.

Kenn
09-17-2010, 02:42 PM
marmite is amazing!

also, peanut butter on toast.

although, one of my guilty breakfast treats is a peanut butter and bacon sandwich. sometimes I'll put a mushed up banana in there too.
shaldna; aka "The Human Dustbin".

Is there anything you won't eat?

johnnysannie
09-17-2010, 05:32 PM
What about homemade scones? I make them here even in America with an old family recipe transported across the water.....and how about the lovely brown bread slathered with butter or margarine found in Ireland? I make it too. It's a brown soda bread. Marmalade is nice with it too.

I seem to remember cuts of fried bread served for breakfast too.


Shaldna, I think Elvis would have adored your breakfast sandwich, being a huge fan of peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwiches himself!

waylander
09-17-2010, 06:23 PM
Homemade scones are for later in the day
Fried slice is an integral part of a proper full English breakfast

Mr Flibble
09-17-2010, 06:24 PM
Fried slice with a slick of marmite....mmmmmmmmmmmmmm............I need to eat.

shaldna
09-17-2010, 06:53 PM
shaldna; aka "The Human Dustbin".

Is there anything you won't eat?

sweetcorn.

it has no nutritional value whatsoever. i don't care what people say, humans can't digest it properly, which is why it comes out looking exactly the same as when it went in.

shaldna
09-17-2010, 06:54 PM
What about homemade scones? I make them here even in America with an old family recipe transported across the water.....and how about the lovely brown bread slathered with butter or margarine found in Ireland?



Or just nutty crust. hmmmmm.

Scones are amazing. I make savoury ones with mustard and onion in them.

OH OH OH! Soda bread with bacon bits baked into it!! toasted with cheese on it!!!!

johnnysannie
09-17-2010, 08:09 PM
Or just nutty crust. hmmmmm.

Scones are amazing. I make savoury ones with mustard and onion in them.

OH OH OH! Soda bread with bacon bits baked into it!! toasted with cheese on it!!!!

I agree -savoury scones are great, anytime. And soda bread with bacon and cheese - sublime perfection!!!!

Haggis
09-17-2010, 08:18 PM
Haggis is lovely.
Thanks. I think you're sweet too.

Mr Flibble
09-17-2010, 08:36 PM
Thanks. I think you're sweet too.

Good. Now get in the damn saucepan. I R hungry!

shaldna
09-17-2010, 11:58 PM
you know what else is amazing?

deep fried mars bars. oh yeah! with chips.