Sep 03 2010
The other day while I was perusing Foodgawker, I came across a fantastic post on an English Breakfast. Now, the closest thing I’ve ever eaten to an English breakfast is an Irish breakfast. And, while they’re not the same, they have some similarities and are both quite tasty.
On the weekends we really like to enjoy a big breakfast, but, to be honest, an English breakfast is just too big for breakfast. However, it does make a great brunch, even better lunch, or dinner. I prefer to enjoy it for lunch since that’s our big meal of the day and we’re going to get up and move around after it. And, as in the case with all meals, with a large meal like this is is prudent to practice moderation to avoid any indigestion. And, a nice green tea after the fact wouldn’t hurt either.
I would change a few things for in this meal to make it a bit more flavorful. I would toss the tomatoes and mushrooms with olive oil and roast them in the oven on a baking sheet (at 220°C) for 30 minutes. This would have brought out the sweet flavors of the tomatoes a bit more. I would have also thrown in an onion or two with it as well. Next time I will also go with a low-sodium bacon that I can get at my local butcher instead of the traditional salt-packed bacon from the grocery store – there is plenty of salt in the bratwurst – no need to add more. Oh, and since we can’t get decent baked beans around here; I beefed them up with about 2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce.
So, if you’re looking for something to make for the family tomorrow, this is really quick, easy, and has something for everyone!
Ingredients (per person):
2 slices of Toast
4 small Bratwurst or breakfast Sausages (2 for a child)
2-3 slices of Bacon (1 slice per child)
1 can of Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce(enough for 4 people)
2 Tablespoons BBQ Sauce (optional)
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Tomato, cut in half
Salt and Pepper, to taste
1 scrambled or fried Egg
your favorite Jam and Jelly
Order of preparation/Directions:
1. Get the toast toasting.
2. Get the bratwurst and bacon cooking on medium-high heat in the same pan or griddle.
3. Pour the baked beans and BBQ sauce into a pot and cook over medium heat until heated through (about 10 minutes).
4. When bratwurst and bacon are done, remove to a plate – the toast too – and place is a slightly warm (50°C) oven to keep warm.
5. Pour olive oil in pan or griddle. Salt and Pepper cut side of tomato halves. Place them face down on the pan. Add mushrooms, sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Cook until mushrooms are softened. Cook tomatoes until faces are crisp – about 5 minutes. Remove to a plate and keep warm in the oven.
6. Cook your egg in the same pan you just used.
7. Everything should be ready to serve!