One pan, one pot meals are my favourites and one pot English breakfast is definitely one of them.
Easy, convenient, a lot quicker and most cheering of all, a lot less washing up to do. Yupee! We really do prefer this style and have been making it for a good few years. Nothing spectacular, I know but just as an idea.
A nice English breakfast will always make my day a better one. At least to start of ;-). Not sure how you feel but I could have this breakfast almost every day if I could. Sadly, it’s one of those breakfasts I like to sit down and enjoy making it more of a weekend one.
I wish sometimes I had more time in the morning for myself but that’s not possible at the moment. Waking up at 5:30 (ish) every day (school days) is a must.
I don’t know what I would do without my hubby, he is such a great help and my real sweetheart. I don’t tell him this often- it’s funny I’m confessing here.
Nice things have to be shared to recognise these and show gratitude. It is a blessing to have such a beautiful human being next to me and such a great dad to our kids. All hard work, you know but got there. Thank you darling (not sure you will read this though 😉 ).
Coming to this, when I started sharing my recipes I was very uncomfortable talking about my personal life. I did come a long way. I feel more and more confident in writing and sharing here bits of my daily stuff, personal stories and happenings. If you were to ask a few years ago whether this will happen my answer was probably going to be …no, I do not think so.
Okay, okay I’ve omitted something or I should add it rather. I wouldn’t know what I’d do without eggs either. Eggs in the morning and my husband I really would’t know where I’d be in my life without :-).
Eggs are definitely my saviour most days. Whenever I run out of ideas or time, when it’s so hard to know what to have or make for a quick breakfast. They are great in so many ways, so versatile. Plenty of dishes could be made using eggs, whether that’s sweet or savoury.
Here are more recipes that you may like that also contain eggs. Recipes for the sweet tooth, for the savoury person, category that I find myself into or a bit of both.
Why make it harder for ourselves? Let’s just simplify matters here.
Just take a pan/skillet out (which is what I’ve used and prefer) and let’s get cooking this amazing day starter.
There is no right or wrong when it comes to making a nice English breakfast. At least this is how I feel ( I might get told off though) , please don’t be harsh on me. If eggs, baked beans, a nice sausages and mushrooms are there, it’s all great! Bacon, yes of course but I feel it is too much for us to have both so we alternate.
Yes there are preferences on the eggs and how these are made. A crispy egg at times, oh yeasss. Cooked in a tomato base ….mmmmm is our choice most of the time though, shakshouka style.
I tend to use sausages a little more often than bacon not sure why. Hash browns are lovely too but not my cup of tea at breakfast; only because I find it a little too much so, I rather have a slice of crispy homemade bread instead.
I do love hashbrowns though, don’t get me wrong please. A good hash brown is the best thing ever, potatoes right? I love them!
Okay, did you get that pan out? Let’s get this breakfast started then as I’m hungry already.
I have stated that preparation time is five minutes but truthfully that is an overestimation.
Apart from washing the mushrooms and slicing those there is no much preparation involved. Opening a can of beans and cracking couple of eggs as well as taking the sausages out of the fridge. This is it!
All very easy peasy, I know!
English breakfast in a flash
- 4 sausages * chipolata style
- 4-5 mushrooms washed and sliced
- 2 eggs large organic
- 2 rashers of bacon optional
- 1 tin baked beans
- ½ tin chopped tomatoes optional *
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 pinch salt
- ⅓ tsp black pepper freshly ground
- 2 tbsp fresh Herbs to garnish optional
- 1 pinch thyme dry or fresh
- Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet on a medium fire. Add the sausages and the bacon if you choose to add it and fry for 3 minutes tossing them every now and again.
- Add the sliced mushrooms and cook for a further minute or two until those get nice and brown.
- Set the sausages and the mushrooms to one side of the skillet. Pour the baked beans and the tomatoes on the other side along with the Worcester sauce, thyme, mix them well together to blend and bring them to a bubbling point. This will take 2 min.
- Using using a spoon create couple of dents into the beans mixture and crack in the eggs. Cook on low-medium fire for approximately 4-7 minutes depending on how you want them cooked. I always love them runny.
- Season with extra salt (if the bacon was not used) and a good indulgent pinch of freshly ground pepper. Garnish with some fresh herbs sprinkled beautifully on top.