So enamoured was I by my first multi-pack of cans from Amazon, that I have now bought a second.
I still find it bizarre that I didn't previously know of the existence of 'canned' Pease Pudding; especially as it's a Sussex speciality.
Who in Wales doesn't know of Laverbread, or in Scotland of Haggis. But mention 'Pease Pudding' to folk here in Sussex and at best you'd get a response of "I think I might have heard of it".
So, what is this Pease Pudding? It is basically cooked Split Yellow Peas that have turned into a 'mush'. In the can it becomes a solid block of yellow 'substance', that has to be scooped-out with a spoon. It is then broken-up, and heated to make a softer, gloopier, 'substance'. I add some butter and white wine to make the melting process easier.
I tend to serve it with Pork Chops, but I'm told it is traditionally served with Ham/Gammon. In fact I have just bought a couple of nice looking slices of Gammon from M & S. But however it is served, it is delicious.
The other British speciality that I have only recently discovered is its Northern cousin 'Mushy Peas', which I now eat almost in preference to canned or frozen Garden Peas.
How many other regional delights are there, I wonder, that are hiding in plain open sight? If you know of any, do let me know.