15 Secret Dishes You Shouldn’t Leave Europe Without Trying
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You’ll kick yourself if you go home without trying any of these. Think beyond steak frites, gelato and roast dinners with our delicious picks.
Welsh rarebit, Wales
Melted cheese, beer and seasoning melted together, poured onto toast and grilled.
Toast is covered with the cheese mixture and it’s then grilled © Fanfo / Shutterstock
Meat and vegetables stewed in a savoury stock, traditionally served with the meats first and vegetables second.
A comforting French stew © yvonn3my / Shutterstock
Snails boiled in a spicy, aromatic broth, eaten straight from the shells with toothpicks. Often served as tapas.
These snails are eaten as tapas © holbox / Shutterstock
Stonska torta, Croatia
Buttery pie filled with pasta, flavoured with cinnamon, almonds and lemon, and covered with pastry.
A pasta pie might seen odd, but it’s delicious © SmileStudio / Shutterstock
Poffertjes, the Netherlands
Tiny yeasted buckwheat pancakes served in a pile with powdered sugar and sweet toppings.
These pancakes are served with powdered sugar © Iryna Melnyk / Shutterstock
Deep fried flatbread topped with sour cream and grated cheese.
This deep fried bread is served with sour cream and cheese © DB foto / Shutterstock
Soft egg noodles made by pressing pasta dough through a wide-spaced sieve straight into boiling water. Served with dishes that have sauce or gravy, such as stroganoff.
Spätzle is a soft pasta dough pushed through a wide sieve © Paolo Paradiso / Shutterstock
Rolled pork stuffed with fennel, rosemary and garlic and roasted until crispy, served in chewy white rolls.
Porchetta is eaten in chewy white rolls © MSphotographic / Shutterstock
A pie made with filo pastry, stuffed with spinach, boiled egg, feta and onions.
Spinach is the filling of this pie © AS food studio / Shutterstock
Liquorice flavoured with ammonium chloride, which makes it very salty.
Salted liquorice is an acquired taste © Alessandro Cristiano / Shutterstock
Scotch egg, UK
A soft-boiled egg encased in seasoned sausage meat, which is then covered in breadcrumbs and deep fried.
Gingerbread cake made with spices and honey.
Soft gingerbread is a Polish delicacy © Marie C Fields / Shutterstock
Mashed potatoes with chopped spring onions and cheese.
Cheesy mash with scallions is an Irish speciality © Martin Rettenberger / Shutterstock
Boat-shaped baked flatbread topped with various fillings, commonly cheese and an egg.
Istanbul is famous for pide © Natalia van Doninck / Shutterstock