Top 5 Ways to Ruin an English Breakfast
(I’m English and I love breakfast, I know what I’m talking about)
1. Anemic Bacon
Meaning barely cooked, horrible pink stuff with stringy white fat. I HATE this type of ‘cooked’ bacon and it puts me off ever eating it in public. Note to everyone – bacon should be crucified, burnt and crispy.
2. Cheap and/or Greasy Sausages
Almost as bad as the badly and barely cooked bacon but SLIGHTLY more forgivable with cheap sausages being slightly more edible than stringy bits of pink gammony mess. Though I hate both the aforementioned, I’d still rather have cheap bangers full of bread than those that leave a pool of grease on the plate (generally grease marks are only allowed when eating at KFC).
3. Runny Baked Beans
What a flash back to my old school dinners. Runny beans. GROSS!!! Baked beans swimming in a red pool of juice. YUCK!!! I like my beans stodgy thanks. In fact I usually drain the can before I even THINK about cooking them.
4. No ‘Bubble & Squeak’ Option
In case you don’t know, bubble & squeak (no idea on the origin of the name) is a classic Brit dish, associated with the leftovers of the Great British Roast. The main ingredient is potato – which is then combined usually with cabbage but also could be Brussels sprouts or peas & carrots. The glorious mess is mashed up, then fried into little savoury cakes of heaven. And it’s bloody lovely. Shame a lot of breakfast menus tend to prefer the less superior hash browns. Hmmmmm.
5. Scrambled Egg
I don’t exactly hate scrambled egg, but I far, far prefer fried or boiled. Scrambled just always seems a little wet (both literally and figuratively). So no egg choice on the menu (or, more likely – the ‘buffet cart’) can upset me a lot.
I have cereal for my breakfast! 😛
English breakfast is only for special occasions!
Having a proper English Breakfast is on my Bucket list. Since I’ve never had one, I won’t have standard baseline for comparison.
What an awesome thing to have on your Bucket List!
I’m so glad I’m not the only one who drains a can of beans before cooking them!
Just to throw another one in there – cremated toast. Just no.
*high five* !!! I hate bean juice ha ha.
Yep, agree with that 🙂
I’ve always wanted to try a Bubble & Squeak, just for the name alone.😁
It has such a great name!! ❤
Being from the US, where a traditional breakfast is eggs, bacon and hash browns, with toast not he side. I’d need a bit of warming up to the baked beans, but “Bubble & Squeak?” Count me in!
I’ve had breakfast in the US and I was VERY impressed! Never been offered burgers and nuggets with a breakfast before…I like!! 🙂
HA! Indeed, we eat anything and everything here!
I shall need you to cook me a proper British breakfast.The local place I go to here in Leigh commits a few sins on your list, so I must experience the real deal so I can show up in my Franciscan monk attire with my bell and shout “SHAME!” the next day at their place.
Ha ha ha, that image!! Made me laugh 😀
Then let’s make it happen 😛
The first test for any Full English, for me, is the temperature of the beans.
I always go for them first. Cold beans = automatic fail.
Automatic fail! I love it!!!!! 🙂
I’m with you on stodgy beans, Em. But I don’t like bubble and squeak I’m afraid.
As ever, Pete. XXX
My Dad used to make me eat it! 😦 XXX
No opinions about your toast?
So long as it’s not burnt! I don’t mind brown or white 🙂 what about you Cindy?
Do you still toast your bread on one side? I like mine toasted on both sides.
Great idea for a list. No ketchup or brown sauce is up there for me too.
Oooh…good thinking Alex! I don’t really like ketchup, but brown sauce is a MUST! 🙂