English Breakfast You Can Make At Home

Breakfast. Full English. The Full Monty. A fry-up – call it what you want, but there are very few nations in the world that can create a breakfast better than the British. Digging into a piping hot fry up is an experience in itself that can set you right no matter what situation you may have gotten yourself into. What is included in your fry-up is a matter of taste, as well as a region!

Read on to get yourself a full English breakfast in the comfort of your home.



  1. Heat the flat grill plate over low heat and brush with light olive oil
  2. Add the sausages to the hot grill plate (the coolest part if there is one) and allow to cook slowly for about 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden
  3. After the first 10 minutes, increase the heat to medium before beginning to cook the other ingredients
  4. Snip a few small cuts into the fatty edge of the bacon
  5. Place the bacon straight on the grill plate and fry for 2-4 minutes on each side or until your preferred crispiness is reached
  6. The cooked sausages and bacon can be kept hot on a plate in the oven
  7. For the mushrooms, brush away any dirt using a pastry brush and trim the stalk
  8. Season the mushrooms with salt and pepper and drizzle a little olive oil on the mushrooms. Place stalk-side up on the grill plate and cook for 1-2 minutes before turning and cooking the mushrooms for another 3-4 minutes
  9. Avoid moving the mushrooms too much while cooking as this releases the natural juices of the mushrooms, making them soggy
  10. Cut the tomatoes across the centre/or in half lengthways if using plum tomatoes, and with a small, sharp knife remove the green ‘eye’
  11. Season the tomatoes with salt and pepper and drizzle with a little olive oil
  12. Place cut-side down on the grill plate and cook for 2 minutes
  13. Gently turn over and season again
  14. Cook for a another 2-3 minutes until tender
  15. For the black pudding – cut the black pudding into 3-4 slices and remove the skin
  16. Place on the grill plate and cook for 1½-2 minutes on each side until slightly crisp
  17. For ‘proper’ fried bread, it’s best to cook it in a separate pan. Ideally, use bread that is a few days old
  18. Heat a frying pan on medium heat and cover the base with oil
  19. Add the bread and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until crispy and golden
  20. If the pan becomes too dry, add a little more oil
  21. For a richer flavour, add a knob of butter to the bread
  22. For the fried eggs, break the egg straight into the pan with the fried bread and leave for 30 seconds
  23. Add a good knob of butter and lightly splash/baste the egg with the butter when melted
  24. Cook to your preferred stage, season and gently remove
  25. Once all the ingredients are cooked, serve on warm plates and enjoy straight away with a good squeeze of tomato ketchup or brown sauce.

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