British food does not have to be difficult to make and most of it is actually quite easy to prepare. And when it comes to appetizers, you have plenty of great recipes to choose from. You can quickly whip together some wonderful and delicious British appetizers such as traditional favorites like bubble and squeak as well as modern marvels like an Asian-spiced turkey salad.
Bubble and Squeak
One of the most popular British appetizers is a bubble and squeak. This potato cake recipe is incredibly easy and will take just about 20 minutes to prepare from start to finish. You also can use whatever vegetables you have on hand (or leftover), with cabbage, swede, carrots, peas, and Brussel sprouts being among the favorites.
Scottish Tattie Scones
Potatoes are everywhere in British cuisine and tattie scones are another great option for using up those leftover mashed potatoes. Most popular in Scotland, tattie scones are tasty little potato cakes that fry up in just a few minutes. While egg might not be a traditional ingredient, it does help bind the cake. You also want to make sure your potatoes are good for
Quick Vegetable Frittata
If you have yet to give a homemade frittata a try, this recipe is the perfect opportunity. A frittata is a quick-and-easy egg dish that fries up in just a few minutes, ideal to serve to guests. You simply add your favorite diced vegetables along with garlic, onion, and goat (or other) cheese to create a delicious appetizer.
Smoked Haddock Chowder With Sweet Corn
This smoked haddock chowder recipe is a fun variation on the Scottish classic Cullen skink. It is just as hearty, filling, and satisfying, and equally easy to make. A single smoked haddock fillet forms the soup’s foundation. The leek, carrot, spinach, and onion make up the rest, while a healthy heap of sweet corn finishes it off.
Vegetable and Bean Soup
Vegetable and bean soup is an ideal appetizer for the cold nights of winter and an excellent precursor to any main dish you’re cooking up. While the ingredient list for this soup might look long, everything on it is very common and you might have most of it in your kitchen already. White beans are the best to use, but be sure to soak them overnight if they’re dried.
Watercress and Rocket Soup
The soup is filled with nourishing greens, including watercress, rocket (or arugula), and baby spinach, which are sautéed before simmering in a soup stock. After a quick purée, a warm bowl of this creamy, green soup is ready to enjoy.
These British appetizers have some wonderful kick to it, with a combination of special healthy ingredients. It is sure to be the talk of the dinner table. Try one of the recipes above as your British appetizer reference!