Mel and Mal's Posh Full English Breakfast

  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 2 rashers smoked bacon sliced thinly
  • 2tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 spring onions, sliced at an angle
  • ¼ of red pepper, thinly sliced
  • ¼ of yellow pepper, thinly sliced
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 6 basil leaves, roughly torn
  • ½ tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 30g butter
  • 4 rounds of sliced bread
  • 3 eggs,
  • ¼ cup milk
  • Sea salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 30g mature cheddar cheese

A classic that I have adapted over the years. Perfect for that special occasion breakfast and for all those Mums out there!

Serve as a breakfast/brunch dish with a few baked beans or tinned tomatoes, or for lunch or supper with a lovely fresh green side salad

Serves : 4        Prep/Cooking Time : 35mins


Saute the vegetables and bacon

In a large non-stick frying pan, add the oil and heat this right up over a medium heat, then add the bacon and fry until crispy, then add the Worcestershire sauce and cook for a further 1 minute. Take out the bacon and reserve

In the same pan add the spring onions, red and yellow pepper and cook until softened

Add the tomatoes, basil, herbs and cook through

Return the bacon to the fry pan and combine all the ingredients then place in a heatproof bowl and keep warm

Clean the fry pan and place back onto a low heat and add the butter and allow melting and bubbling

Prepare the Bread

Using a small pastry cutter cut 4 rounds from each slice of bread to make a total of 16 rounds

Put the eggs and the milk in a mixing bowl and lightly beat together using a hand whisk

In batches add the bread rounds into the egg wash and allow soaking in the egg wash

Place the rounds of bread into the hot butter and gently fry until golden brown, turn over and gently fry the other side, then drain on kitchen paper

Assemble & Serve

On two plates, place 4 rounds of French toast and top with the bacon mixture

Season to taste with the salt and the pepper and place a little grated cheese

Now place the remaining rounds of French toast on top and serve

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