A dish of light, risen batter. It is often eaten with roast beef and it can be found around the joint of meat or served separately, in small 'cakes'. It often has a soggy, sliceable middle, with highly crisped edges, and may be served as a savoury or sweet dish. It is eaten throughout Britain.
He had never seen so many things he liked to eat on one table: roast beef, roast chicken, pork chops and lamb chops, sausages, bacon and steak, boiled potatoes, roast potatoes, chips, Yorkshire pudding... (PS7)