Traditional English breakfast

The traditional English breakfast

The traditional English breakfast, also known as a "fry-up," originated in the 19th century as a way for manual laborers to start their day with a filling and protein-rich meal. It typically includes items such as bacon, sausages, eggs, tomatoes, and baked beans, which provide a balance of protein, carbohydrates, and fats to fuel the body for a long day of work.

In addition to the standard components, regional variations of the English breakfast can include items such as black pudding, fried bread, and mushrooms. The dish can be cooked in a variety of ways, such as frying in a pan or grilling under a broiler.

The English breakfast is a beloved and iconic meal in the UK, and is often enjoyed at home, in cafes, and at pubs. It is also a popular choice for tourists visiting the country, and is often served at hotels and bed and breakfasts.

It's worth noting that this meal is quite heavy and high in calories, it's not recommended to eat it frequently or on daily basis.


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until crispy. Remove the bacon from the skillet and set it aside on a plate lined with paper towels.
  2. Add the sausages to the skillet and cook them until browned on all sides and fully cooked through. Remove the sausages from the skillet and set them aside with the bacon.
  3. Crack the eggs into the skillet, and cook them to your desired level of doneness.
  4. In a separate pan, add the sliced tomatoes and grill them until they are slightly charred.
  5. In another pan, heat the baked beans.
  6. Place all the cooked ingredients on a plate and serve with toast.
  7. Optional: If you are using black pudding, you can slice it and fry it in the skillet until it is crispy.


4-6 rashers of bacon
4-6 sausages
4-6 eggs
2 tomatoes, sliced
1 can of baked beans
4-6 black pudding slices (optional)
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