Bubble and squeak
Originally Posted by Steve Kroll
Um... yeah. You mean kind of like "bubble and squeak" or "cock-a-leekie soup" sound appetizing?
Toad-in-the-hole or Spotted Dick anyone?
I don't think you Brits don't have much room to complain in this department.
- now a vegetable dish but originally, in the 19th century, was a way of using up left over roast beef and cabbage. The name comes from the sound it made in the frying pan as this extract from a poem of the time says.
"When midst the frying pan, in accents savage,
The beef so surly, quarrels with the cabbage."
(originally and more correctly Cockie Leekie) - cock(ie)=cockerel (Male chicken and usually a rather elderly one) Leekie=leek, a vegetable related to the onion family. A Scottish speciality
Toad in the Hole
- 18th century origins - originally any cheap meat baked in Yorkshire pudding batter but now almost always sausages. In the past it was food for the poor but none the worse for all that. Origins of name lost in the mists of time. Served with steamed green veg and onion gravy in our family.
- (Do grow up, children, and stop sniggering!) a pudding (or dessert to you), comprising suet pastry rolled round a filling of dried fruit (currants or sometimes raisins) and steamed in a cloth. Filling and inexpensive, depending on how many currants went in to it. "Dick" is a 19th century Yorkshire word for any sort of pudding (origins unknown) - known to any generations of schoolchildren as "dead baby".
hope this helps further your understanding of other nations' recipes as your answer failed to do for mine