Traditional in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the English Breakfast is the most complete in the world. But of course, it is not for every day. It is a calorie bomb, with fried eggs, sausages and bacon.
This breakfast cannot be without bacon, sausages, eggs, black pudding, baked beans, grilled tomatoes and mushrooms and toast. In order to have all this freshly risen, it is best to accompany it with a good coffee or tea and an orange juice. Will you have any room left for lunch?
It has become so popular that many cafes and pubs offer this breakfast at any time, regardless of the time of day.
So if you want to try it at home, don’t miss the English Breakfast recipe. There are many ways to make it, and an infinite number of ingredients to combine. But we bring you the recipe of the most traditional English Breakfast.
English Breakfast Recipe
- 4 Sausages
- 8 Cherry tomatoes
- 1 Cup Mushrooms
- 6 Slices Bacon
- 3 sliced bread
- 4 blood sausage
- 1 Cup Baked Beans
- 2 Eggs
- We are going to grill everything, to make it much easier. First we are going to prepare the ingredients. Cut the slices of bread in halves, from corner to corner, in a triangular shape.Chop the mushrooms into thin slices.Once everything is ready, we put the griddle with a little oil or butter.1 Cup Mushrooms, 3 sliced bread, Butter
- Put the bacon and sausages on half of the griddle. In the other half, we put the whole cherrys and the sliced mushrooms. Once ready, we serve the breakfast ingredients on a large plate.Spread a little butter on both sides of the sliced bread triangles and put them on the griddle until golden brown.4 Sausages, Butter, 8 Cherry tomatoes, 1 Cup Mushrooms, 6 Slices Bacon, 3 sliced bread
- We also make the blood sausage and the eggs, also grilled. Cook the eggs until they have the desired texture, but leave the yolk liquid if you like it.The beans, being cooked, simply heat them a little in the microwave.Serve everything together on two plates, accompanied with a good coffee or tea and fresh orange juice.4 blood sausage, 2 Eggs, 1 Cup Baked Beans
NOTE 2: If you do not have much room on the griddle, you can set the oven to 240ºF, and leave the ingredients of the English Breakfast on the tray as they are ready. This way they will keep the heat and will not get cold, but always leave the egg for the end.
The tradition of elaborating these majestic breakfasts in the United Kingdom was born in the 14th century by the nobility, who were the ones who could afford this abundance for breakfast. It was customary in these houses to prepare these breakfasts when there were guests, as it was a symbol of hospitality.
Later, in the Industrial Revolution, this breakfast became available in all homes. With the difference that, in workers’ homes, it was practically the only meal eaten all day. Due to the long working hours, a hearty breakfast was needed to last for long hours.