For some a blasphemy, for others a marvel.
A History of English Breakfast
Growing up we started most days with bacon, egg and sausage. Dad seemed to be powered by them.
After leaving home the tradition of a fry-up continued for special occasions, eating out, cooked at home or made at a dance weekender.
In years past there I had two breakfast tours in Exeter searching for the best place for a full English breakfast. Boston's and Fuel are now both long gone.
When my diet changed I did continuous, heavy and unscientific research on meatless English fry-ups.
So here plant-based version is now available, as cooked at home by moi after a few iterations.
- Vegan Sausages (best quality you can find)
- Baked Beans
- Scrambled Tofu (recipe from Simple Vegan Blog)
- Tomatoes (not from a tin)
- Toast (or fried bread). Best served with plant butter.
- Some kind of potato. Vegan waffles or vegan hash browns are good. Sauteed potatoes are the best. Not chips. Chips should never belong in an English Breakfast.
- Optional. Avocado. A cup of tea. Friend seitan
- Definite no-no's. Chips, Salad, Veggie (or vegan) Bacon. These things do not on a fry-up belong.
- Cook everything how you like. Fry or oven or grill. Make sure it's mostly hot at the same time. Do the toast last.
If you don't like cooking your own I can recommend Sundowners in Exmouth.
Any changes you'd make? (not including bringing meat or dairy back in)