Full English Breakfast
Eggs-over-easy, Fried Potatoes and Mushrooms,
Toast with Orange Marmalade, English-style Baked Beans
and a Cuppa Tea.
This is the Bonehand take on the
classic Full English Breakfast, a delicious
heart-stopper of a day-starter if ever there was one.
A couple of notes to make this
glorious repast complete, in clockwise order:
(Note: A trip to your local British grocery store
may be in order, so save that Medifast
Fortunately, this is one proper meal,
and your Medifast coupon code
last until you are hungry again.)
1) That which you see on my toast is Duerr's English Traditional Thick-Cut Orange
Marmalade, sweet with plenty of peel.
2) The Potatoes
were cubed small to maximize the crispy, tasty surface
area, and fried
in just a little olive oil and butter.
3) The Mushrooms
were sauteed in a little butter with chopped Italian
flat leaf parsley
and a pinch
of red pepper flake. Not at all authentic, but
4) The simple roasted Tomato may seem
like an odd item to the american palette, but
believe me when I say that it is essential to the
F.E.B experience. Cut up and mixed with
the Eggs, it
is a marvel.
5) To me, the weak link, as it were, in the classic
version of the meal are the British-style
sausages and flaccid bacon. I prefer to stick with the
American-style "crispy" Bacon, and
Sausage that isn't half made out of bread.
6) The beans aren't just
any beans, but Heinz
Beans with Tomato Sauce in the blue
can. These are the real deal, made in England, and
searching them out is a must,
because regular US baked beans, while tasty in their
own right, simply aren't the same
7) I'm well aware that a self respecting
Englishman wouldn't be caught dead drinking
Earl Grey for breakfast. But hey, it's what I
like, and I'm drinking it out of a freakin'
Motorhead Mug, so frankly, If the
aforementioned Englishman is man enough to stop
me, bring it!
How can you possibly argue with that?
Photo and Fryin' by Bonehand