/ A full English, what counts?
On top of it, with muddy hobnails on.
Fun fact - if you want to turn a full English into a full Aussie... add beetroot. Standard culinary technique.
A sizeable lass from Blackpool, fake tan, smoking, with a bottle of blue WKD in one hand and a bottle of Lambrini in the other?
'Full Cornish' would have to include Hogs Pudding. Fried potato (teddies) would be there to, along with bacon, eggs, sausage and fried bread.
I recall an old series with Hugh Fearlessly-Eatsitall where he cooked a traditional 'Gloucestershire Breakfast': Gloucester old spot bacon, a goose egg and half a pint of fried elvers! Looked v tasty.
I also remember Lily Savage's description of a 'Blackpool Breakfast': 20 fags and a pot of tea!
Another thought about the 'minimum' full English - it should be capable of being cooked in a single frying pan (apart from the tea - for toast substitute a fried slice).
In South Africa, it consists of British-style sausages, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, eggs and fried white bread. Some ruin it by adding beans; black pudding is exceedingly rare; it is not unheard of to add onion to the tomatoes.
Most importantly, however: it is best cooked on a Skottle Braai outside one's tent in one of the great climbing campsites in the Cederberg, Montague or Waterval Boven.
The chef's primary job is to prevent the ingredients from slipping into the puddle of muck that accumulates in the centre of the skottle -- the same puddle of muck that will later make the fried bread unbelievably and exceptionally great. It's just not the same in a flat pan.
I actually enjoy tinned tomatoes as much as the real thing but one of the criteria for my full English would be that nothing should have come out of a freezer or a tin can.
No hash browns (more creeping Americanisms) or baked beans, that's aaagly. Add black pudding and fried bread. Toms best tinned and milky tea in a big feck off mug for full credentials.
Bacon , Sausage , Beans , Eggs , melted cheese, cut in 'afe big tomato and a couple of Staffordshire Oatcakes.
All cooked under the grill on a tin plate , bit of brown sauce and a massive mug of tea.
Melted cheese! Stop trolling. This is a serious subject.
So we've got full English, full Scottish, full Welsh, full Cornish and someone mentioned a full Vegan (do they ever eat enough to get full?), but the big question is what should be in a full Brazilian?
Sausage or tongue?
No cheese? How on earth is he supposed to eat his oatcakes?
A breakfast without oatcakes is unthinkable .
An Oatcake without cheese should be punishable by a slow and painful death.
> A breakfast without oatcakes is unthinkable .
> An Oatcake without cheese should be punishable by a slow and painful death.
This is all true but it is part of a different breakfast to the "Full English"
All depends which part of England your eating your breakfast from I guess, this thread sure seems to hint at that too.
Glad you agree it is true.
Roaches tea room Staffordshire breakfast is a thing to savour, but a 'Full English' it ain't
What if it was missing would mean it cannot be called a full English?
Bacon, Sausage, Fried Egg, Tea, Toast
> Bacon, Sausage, Fried Egg, Tea, Toast
But this is illogical. If a Full English can legitimately contain Item A (tomato, say) then it cannot be "full" if it does not contain Item A. In other words, a Full English MUST contain all items which it can legitimately contain.
Maybe breakfasts containing beans etc are actually augmented full English ? Brains too dead to start applying set theory to breakfasts, but any breakfast sold as a "Full English" must contain at least the subset that is (Bacon, Sausage, Fried Egg, Toast, Tea)
I'm probably massively in the minority here, but I thought yum ????
> Unfortunately, I don't think adding a (usually cold and watery) tinned tomato to a massive plateful of fried things will magically transmute it into healthy eating. It's like the logic we apply to the charity samosas at work: they've got peas in, so they must be good for you.
A nutritionist I know says there's no such a thing as unhealthy food, only unhealthy amounts, so they're not 'bad' for you, at least.
If you add the peas, that makes them good.
SALAD!! It's an outrage.
Baked beans fried in bacon fat. Mmm...
Best way ever to cook beans!
numpty northerners might though
Plate also needs to be full. None of these so called Full English where you can fit a slice of bread between the parts.
> Plate also needs to be full. None of these so called Full English where you can fit a slice of bread between the parts.
Absolutely! You should really need to go for a lie down after a proper full English.
> SALAD!! It's an outrage.
It is indeed. What is the world coming to? Lots of countries do of course have salad, greens, soup, and / or fish for breakfast. Should not be considered in Europe of course
I think a full English is more of a state of mind.
I've glanced through this and the one missing ingredient is ENGLISH mustard, none of that continental Dijon rubbish. And the bacon should be streaky well fried. Oh Yum Yum or as they say in French Miam Miam.
Have you tried a streaky bacon lattice? A thing of beauty!
Weave six or eight lengths of streaky and fry in beef dripping till crispy. Two slices white bread, salted butter (on both slices), HP sauce, insert crispy lattice and eat.
> I've glanced through this and the one missing ingredient is ENGLISH mustard, none of that continental Dijon rubbish.
I'm sorry my friend but absolutely no condiments or dressings should besmirch a full Monty. Only a couple of twists of black pepper all over the fried egg.
By the way my mate Pete does a wonderful alternative to the full English which is a fried bacon wrap using Staffordshire oat cakes. I'm calling it the Middle English. Scrumptious!
Footnote : English mustard is de rigeuer (apologies) with roast beef.
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