Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
Juicy British bangers (sausages) with baked beans, fresh eggs, fried bread fingers and tomatoes. Yup! It's bold and brash, but a great brunch idea for those days when half a grapefruit and some cereal just doesn't tick the boxes! I cook this on a griddle - it is easier to fit all the food on at the same time, and if you spray the griddle with oil, it is healthier too. Yes, you can add bacon or potatoes or even mushrooms, but we like this simple combination of bangers, beans, egg and tomatoes with fingers of crispy fried bread. Quantities listed are suggestions for two greedy people; please do adjust the amounts to suit your personal requirements. This sets you up for the day, especially if served with freshly squeezed orange juice and a pot of tea. We are normally too full to have toast, but toast and marmalade would be a great accompaniment if you have room!
- Take a large griddle, skillet or frying pan and spray with cooking oil.
- Cut each slice of bread into 3 fingers.
- Heat the griddle/skillet/frying pan over a high heat and then as soon as it is hot, turn the heat down to low to medium. (Check by putting a teaspoon of water on the griddle, if it spits and dances over the surface, the griddle is hot.).
- Place your sausages at one end and then your tomatoes at the other end. Keep turning your sausages regularly until they are evenly browned, then leave them to cook for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of them.
- After 5 minutes, carefully turn your tomatoes over to cook on the other side and then add your fingers of bread to gently fry, spraying with more oil if needed. Turn then after a few minutes.
- Heat your beans in a small saucepan over a low heat.
- Push your tomatoes, bread and sausages to one side to keep warm, and spray the griddle with more cooking oil if needed. Gently break your eggs on to the griddle and cook to personal requirements.
- Arrange the bread fingers on a warm plate and then top with three halves of tomatoes. Then add three sausages to the plate and the beans - place the fried egg/s on to the plate and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve hot with a pot of tea, orange juice and toast if required.
- Worcestershire sauce or HP sauce is also great with this!
Excellent cooking instructions. It was so great to revisit the breakfasts we had while visiting England and Scotland. I prepared the mushrooms in a little Madeira, but I think the ones we had over there were just sauteed in a little butter, and I wish I had stuck with that. I was able to have bangers made at my local Andersons. They are thicker than the ones we had overseas. Taste was still great tho. FWIW, you don't have to put a whole tsp of water to see if a skillet is appropriately hot. Just run your hand over the faucet and then flick your fingers over the skillet. The drops will dance when the skillet is ready. I think my favorite part of the meal was the tomatoes. My sausages weren't really done when I mistakenly put the eggs in the skillet, so I zapped them for a little bit in the microwave to finish off. Served with whole grain toast (in addition to the "soldiers"), marmalade, tea, Worcestershire sauce and steak sauce. Thank you so much for going thru the trouble to post these careful instructions!! ZWT6
It could only be faboulous! Nobody who has ever had a properly cooked EB can deny the brilliance in the simple bold flavours. It is NOT too much for breakfast, I promise. Truly delicious english food follows the same rules as italian, the freshest ingredients with the best flavour as unadulterated as possible. (unfortunately, it is a lot harder to find, even in England)
I consider the mushrooms necessary, as they are a family favorite - and the bacon goes down a treat.. For family size quantities I find it faster to use the grill for sausages and then bacon, and the oven for trays of chopped mushrooms and tomatoes halved with a touch of salt (i even use olive oil for them with just a few small pieces of butter for true flavour). Then the already hot oven keeps everything warm while finishing off with the pan full of eggs! bon apetit!