Full English Breakfast

Full English Breakfast

A full English breakfast, surprisingly, does not conform to a standard list of ingredients. There are certain must haves but also seasonal and geographic variations are abundant. 



  • Preheat the oven to 220 C / Gas 7.
  • In a frying pan over medium heat, brown the sausages on all sides and cook for 5 minutes. Transfer to a baking dish.
  • Bake the sausages in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Score a cross into the bottom of the tomato and place, cross side up, in the baking dish with the sausages.
  • Bake the sausages and the tomato for 10 minutes. Turn off the oven, but do not remove the sausages and tomato.
  • Meanwhile, in the frying pan used to brown the sausages, melt a tablespoon of butter and fry the bacon, hash browns, and mushrooms over high heat for 7 minutes until the mushrooms have softened, the bacon begins to crisp and the hash browns turn golden. Transfer to the oven to keep warm.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the beans and stir frequently.
  • Finally, fry the egg with the yolk unbroken to desired consistency and toast the bread. Use the remainder of the butter to spread over the toast.
  • On a warm serving plate, bring together the sausages, hash browns, bacon, beans, tomato, mushrooms, fried egg, and toast. Season well, garnish with parsley, and serve immediately.