British Inspired Food to Celebrate the Queen’s Birthday

Our association to the Commonwealth is contentious in some social circles in Australia, others celebrate our traditional attachment to the British monarchy.  

However, one thing that is not in dispute is there are some cracker dishes shared by our British counterparts that you can tuck into this Queen’s Birthday long weekend. 

Toad in the Hole. 

What? Yep, Toad in the Hole tastes a whole lot better than it sounds. If you can get past the name, you’ll find a British classic that will keep you coming back for more.  

Toad in the Hole is a traditional English dish consisting of sausages in Yorkshire pudding batter, usually served with onion gravy and vegetables.  

You can use other meats such as rump steak or lamb’s kidney, for the best experience to this nationally cherished dish, stick with the sausage. 

Gammon and Eggs 

The gammon steak is a stalwart on pub menus throughout Brittan, often served with egg, pineapple and chips on the side 

For Aussie relevance, think of cooked ham, sliced into steaks and served as lunch or dinner and you’ll be on the right track! 

This is an easy to prepare meal for the home, or an easy pub meal at your local with friends and family. 

Bangers & Mash 

Bangers and mash, it’s the one dish the British are known for, but in Australia, this translates to sausages and mash.  

As traditional dish of Great Britain and Ireland, the dish itself sometimes consists of flavoured sausages made from pork, lamb, or beef. To top the dish off, it’s served with onion gravy, fried onions, or peas. 

Best served as a meal for lunch or dinner, it’s another great, easy recipe to cook up for the home, or head out to your local haunt to celebrate the long weekend with an Ale. 

Don’t forget, for the best way to experience the Queen’s Birthday long weekend and indulge in some traditional British food, visit www.gourmettraveller.com.au and grab your gift card that can be used at any participating restaurant Australia wide. 

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