The truth is, I haven’t had a true English breakfast in my life. Not in England, or anywhere else in the globe, for that matter. But a few weeks ago, Mike and I were conversing with a guy who had recently relocated from England, and he told us that the one thing he misses the most is a Full English breakfast, precisely. He went on and on for five minutes on how amazing it was, but I wasn’t convinced. Mike has eaten numerous full English breakfasts in London, but I haven’t had the pleasure of doing so. Nope.
When I saw the platter, I couldn’t believe my eyes. I don’t know if it was because I was starving, but there was nothing better insight at the time. The Full English Obsession was born. Here’s what Mike and I came up with after a quick scout of the neighborhood to see what we might locate!
A full English breakfast is just what it sounds like.
A full English breakfast in the United Kingdom and Ireland is a big, hefty meal. As a result of their popularity, full English breakfasts can now be served all day. Sausage, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, fried bread, and beans make up a typical full English breakfast.
How to cook a traditional English breakfast.
Making a full English requires a little juggling and two pans because multitasking is key to the process. You’ve got this!
Bring the beans to a boil. In a small pot over low heat, reheat the can of beans, stirring occasionally.
Sausage and bacon should be cooked. While the beans are warming up, brown the links in a skillet over medium-low heat, flipping them as necessary until they are cooked through. Move the sausages to the side and cook the bacon in the remaining oil, flipping it over as required.
Add the black pudding to the pan and cook, flipping it once throughout cooking. Keep the contents of the pan on low heat.
The mushrooms and tomatoes should be cooked, and mushrooms should be browned and caramelized in a separate pan. To the side, please. Toss in the tomatoes, cut side down and cook.
Take a bite and enjoy! Add the beans to the center of the plate, then the bacon and sausages at 1-2 o’clock, 3 o’clock, and 6 o’clock, respectively. If you’re serving blood pudding, put it on the platter at 8 p.m. Then add the tomatoes and mushrooms between 11 p.m. and 12 p.m. Fried bread can be served as a main dish or as a garnish. Enjoy!
In what manner should one offer a full English breakfast?
Tea or coffee! There’s nothing wrong with having a cup of joe instead of a cup of tea. Personal preference governs how much milk, sugar, and cream to use.
This was excellent for a snowy morning when we made it! There was a lot of tea, a lot of snow, and a lot of fried bread. However, I have to admit that I am not a major fan. The usual breakfast is better, in my opinion. On the other hand, Mike thought it was great! He stated it was as wonderful as the full English breakfasts he enjoyed in London. However, what about me? I went into a food coma and didn’t eat for the rest of the day since I was so full!