Like many areas of the UK, Lancashire is known for offering certain foods with some dating back years and years.

While you’ll probably know of the most famous foods, you might be unaware of their origins.

BBC Good Food has put together a list of the Top 10 foods you should try in Lancashire – can you spot your favourite local treats?

Introducing the list, BBC Good Food said: “There’s more to food in the beautiful northwestern county of Lancashire than the famed hotpot. Hike the West Pennine Moors or take a coastal stroll, and reward yourself with fine British seafood, gourmet treats, farmers' market delights, or a simple doorstop sandwich with pot of strong tea (or even stronger local ale).

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You can see the full list and more information via the BBC Good Food website.

Top 10 foods in Lancashire according to BBC Good Food

Seafood in Morecambe Bay

Morecambe Bay “is known for its abundance of glorious seafood”, the list explains.

Cockles and shrimps are mentioned in particular since they’re “highly regarded for their delicate, sweet taste”.

Morecambe Bay potted shrimps are “cooked in clarified, spiced butter”.

Butter pies

Another food that featured in the list was butter pies – if you’re not familiar, a butter pie is “a shortcrust pie filled with potatoes and onions”.

BBC Good Food explains that these used to only be eaten on Fridays when Lancashire’s Catholics wouldn’t eat meat.

However, now you can enjoy the vegetarian pies across Lancashire on any day of the week.

You’ll find them in a variety of shops including “bakeries, farm shops, and even at football matches.”

Lancashire Hotpot

Hotpots can be made in different ways but there’s only one way to make a “proper Lancashire hotpot”, says BBC Good Food.

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To cook a “proper” one, you’ll need to make it with meat from a lamb’s neck, using only the best end and the middle.

Add a sliced potato lid which can be glazed with butter and crisped up in the oven.

BBC Good Food adds: “Chargrilled lamb cutlets are a luxurious addition. It's got to be served with spiced braised cabbage and mint jelly.”

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Other Lancashire foods and drinks mentioned are:

  • Black Pudding
  • Capra Products goat’s cheese
  • Corned beef hash
  • Chorley cakes
  • Parkin
  • Forest of Bowland game
  • Coffee and Tea from J. Atkinson’s Coffee and Tea Merchants, Lancaster

But what’s your favourite? Let us know in the poll above.