Starter, main or dessert: When do you eat a Yorkshire pudding?11/25/2022
For many, a Yorkshire pudding is a crucial – and beloved – component of a roast dinner.
But at dinner tables up and down the country, people are quietly rebelling, and eating their Yorkshire puddings as a starter.
And before you drop your gravy boat in horror, the truth is, this is when they were traditionally supposed to be eaten.
The original purpose of the pud was that you filled up on the stodgy batter to start with, meaning you didn’t need so much of the meat and vegetables that followed – which was perfect for big families with tight budgets.
So, Yorkshire puddings aren’t meant to be hidden away on a dinner plate; they deserve their own, dedicated course.
And Callum Leslie, head chef (and Yorkshireman) at The Black Swan, York, agrees that a Yorkshire works perfectly on its own.
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