Steak Pie with Peas,Mashed Potatoes and Gravy: I've discovered that many Americans are not familiar with a traditional British steak pie. Once, my parents invited some friends for dinner, and my mother told them she'd like them to try her steak.
The pasty's best known association stems from the when it evolved to meet the needs of the Cornish tin miners. The pasty was a complete, hand-held hot meal, usually consisting of meat, potato, onion and swede in a pastry casing.
Consisting of sausages set in a golden pillow of crispy batter, old-fashioned "Toad in the Hole" is one of the great British classics. I've always thought of Mr. Toad's wild ride - this is how he ended up.