English Breakfast

It's been a while since I last prepared a hearty plate of English breakfast.

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Traditionally, a full English breakfast includes bacon, eggs (fried, poached or scrambled), grilled tomatoes, fried mushrooms, toast, and sausages. It's slightly tricky to find the ingredients I wanted in Nibong Tebal so here's what I've managed:

Sadly, no spinach, Halloumi & Portobello mushroom
 

English Breakfast

Difficulty: ⭐⭐

Serves: 2 pax

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20-30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 200g King Oyster Mushroom

  • 3 small tomatoes

  • 6 small eggs (or 4 large eggs)

  • 1 can baked beans (230g)

  • 1 small avocado

  • 2 slices of bread

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon of tomato sauce

  • Butter

  • Salt & black pepper

  • A splash of milk


Cooking Directions : I'd prepared each ingredient in the following order using the same non-stick pan. If you're a pro in the kitchen, you can definitely prep & cook everything simultaneously!


King Oyster Mushroom with Soy Sauce

1. Remove any visible dirt from the mushrooms and give them a quick rinse. Pat dry.

2. Dice the mushrooms into bite-sized pieces.

3. Heat a tablespoon of butter over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms & toss for around 3 minutes. 4. Add 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and a dash of black pepper.

*You could replace soy sauce with 1/2 tablespoon of miso to make miso-butter mushroom or even stick to the conventional salt & pepper combo.

5. Toss for another minute and turn off the heat.

Fried king oyster mushroom with butter and soy sauce
Ready once it has some nice caramelisation from the soy sauce

Grilled Sausages 1. Cook according to directions on the package - mine was boiled in water for 10 minutes.

2. Score the surface.

3. Pan-fry the sausages over medium-high heat (1 minute on each side) to give them some colour. Optional to add a pat of butter if you prefer.

4. Turn off the heat once the sausages are lightly charred.

Grilled sausage
Best to use high quality sausage - not the pink slime variety please!

Grilled Tomatoes (best to use a griddle pan!) 1. Wash and half the tomatoes.

2. Pan-fry for 2 minutes on each side. Optional to add some oil if you prefer.

3. Season with a dash of salt and turn off the heat.

Grilled tomato
Watch those tomatoes sweat!

Scrambled Eggs (must use a silicone spatula for this) 1. Crack the eggs in a small bowl.

2. Add a generous dash of salt & pepper and a splash of milk. Whisk everything together with a fork.

3. If you're using the same pan from earlier, give it a quick wipe with a paper towel to ensure that there aren't any burnt residue. Add a tablespoon of butter over medium-high heat.

4. Once the butter starts to bubble slightly, pour in your eggs.

5. Continuously push the cooked egg curds in one direction and swirl the pan to re-flood the pan with uncooked eggs. If the eggs are starting to dry out too much at the bottom, turn the heat to low.

Cooking scrambled egg
Continuously push the egg "curds" to one side of the pan

6. Once the eggs are no longer too runny and can stay on one side of the pan, turn off the heat and promptly plate the eggs out as it will continue to cook in the hot pan.

Scrambled eggs
If you like it more set, feel free to cook for another 30 to 60secs - I like mine runny!

Baked beans 1. Pour the baked beans into the pan over medium-high heat.

2. Stir in 1 tablespoon of tomato sauce.

3. Turn off the heat once the baked beans are heated.


Avocado & Toast 1. Put your bread in the toaster or toast it in a pan.

2. Wash & half the avocado.

3. Remove the pit and slice the flesh vertically.

4. Scoop out the flesh and serve on the bread


Assemble all your ingredients and you're ready to feast!

Plate of English Breakfast
My completed English Breakfast

Looks good? Then make this for your next weekend brunch!

Warning: You might get quite sleepy after this heavy meal - it's best enjoyed on relaxing weekends!

Till the next cook, stay safe & makan well!