Full English Breakfast Recipe

Full English Breakfast Recipe

Full English Breakfast Recipe



2 Non Stick Frying Pans (you will one just for the fried bread, and the eggs)

1 Teflon or similar Spatula

1 Teflon or similar Fish Slice if required


Per person, allow:

2 sausages (can be beef, pork or boerewors)

2-3 rashers of bacon (streaky or back is good but shoulder works just as well)

2 flat mushrooms (the big black ones are best)

1-2 ripe tomatoes

1 – 2 large eggs

1 – 2 slices of bread (should be stale or few days old; can be white or brown)

Sunflower Cooking Oil (or similar) (not Olive Oil as it doesn’t cook eggs at a high enough temperature)


  • Heat a small amount of oil in the larger of the non-stick frying pans and when it reaches a heat of just under medium add the sausages
  • Cook slowly for about 15-20 minutes depending on size, turning occasionally until golden.

After 10 minutes increase heat to medium before cooking other ingredients

  • Snip the fatty edges of the bacon in two places and put in with sausages; fry for 2-4 minutes each side or until crisp if preferred
  • Don’t wash the mushrooms. Just brush off dirt with your hand and put in frying pan so they can cook in the juices from the sausages and bacon. Turn once so both sides are cooked.
  • Wash and pat dry tomatoes, remove ‘core’ at top, slice in half and add to pan, maybe drizzle with a little oil and season with salt and pepper. Place cut-side down in frying pan and cook without moving for a few minutes. Gently turn over and season again. Cook for a further 2-3 minutes until tender but still holding their shape. Turn heat off and remove pan from heat if preferred.
  • For real fried bread use stale or a few days old bread and fry in a separate pan. Heat another non-stick frying pan to a medium heat and cover the base with sunflower oil. Add the bread and cook for 2-3 minutes each side until crispy and golden. If the pan becomes too dry, add a little more oil. For a richer flavour, add a knob of butter after you turn the slice
  • Now you can break an egg straight into the pan with the fried bread and leave for 30 seconds. Add a good knob of butter and lightly splash/baste the egg with your spatula and the melted butter. Cook the egg/s til done to your taste and remove from heat with the spatula or a fish slice
  • Serve all cooked ingredients from both pans onto warm plates and eat.

Don’t forget to add some seasoning and maybe a good squeeze of tomato ketchup, brown sauce,

Tasbasco or whatever you feel like.        

Big Breakfast – Bigger Smile!