While I may not be excited about watching the Royal Wedding on Saturday morning (it starts at 4am by the way) I am excited for the food element that could be brought to the table for it. A Full English Breakfast seems like just what the doctor ordered.
If you're going to engage in such affairs as watching a Royal Wedding you'll want a meal that will keep you energized. This full breakfast, or fry up, is exactly that. You may as well feast as if you were a royal.
So what is it? According to WikiPedia:
The traditional full English breakfast includes bacon (traditionally back bacon), fried, poached or scrambled eggs, fried or grilled tomatoes, fried mushrooms, fried bread or buttered toast, and sausages (also called "bangers").
Here's what you'll need:
- Eggs - two or three depending on how hungry you are, but most everyone is in agreement that runny yolks are essential.
- Meat - Both sausage and bacon are needed for this meal. Serious Eats says, "The combination of both bacon and sausage is one of the essential elements to a full fry up."
- Beans - I'm not going to tell you to eat them, but as a person who loves baked beans I am 100% on board with this. They are the "anchor" of the dish.
- Tomatoes - I thought there were optional, or just a nice garnish but the acidity in the tomato helps with the fattiness of the other dish elements. So don't for get to fry up a couple of tomato slices.
- Toast/Fried Bread -While you could just make toast, frying the bread in butter or bacon grease in the pan is the English way.
Serious Eats has a complete full guide on how to make the Full Breakfast. Eat up, enjoy, and don't forget your little hat.