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Six Strange British Foods

Great Britain is home to some unique dishes and foodstuffs that may seem unusual to people from other countries. This article explores six strange and wacky foods that are enjoyed by the British.

Scotch Eggs

A scotch egg involves a peeled hard boiled egg which has been wrapped in sausage meat, coated in breadcrumbs and then fried or baked until crispy. It is a popular snack or picnic item which can be purchased from many supermarkets. It is believed that scotch eggs were originally invented by Fortnum and Mason in 1738. Other names include savoury eggs, picnic eggs, party eggs and snack eggs. They can include variations in the meat that is used, the can use quails eggs instead of chicken eggs, and they can contain mayonnaise or another sauce or flavouring.

Welsh Rarebit (or Welsh rabbit)

No this dish does not involve eating a bunny rabbit! This popular and tasty snack features melted cheese on a piece of toasted bread which is sometimes covered in a sauce. There are many variants of the dish, it can be topped with different types of cheeses, and it can also be topped with an egg. Additional flavourings that can be added include ale, mustard, paprika, worcestershire sauce. There is also an English rarebit, Scottish rarebit and Irish Rabbit, but the Welsh rarebit is the most famous of the lot.

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