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What do you mean by a “ cooked breakfast”?

(38 Posts)
Daddima Tue 05-Dec-17 12:39:15

For me, it means the full fried business, eggs, bacon, Lorne sausage, black pudding, potato scones and mushrooms, but DEFINITELY NO BEANS!
I wouldn’t count toast,boiled or scrambled eggs, bacon sandwiches etc.
What say you?

shysal Tue 05-Dec-17 12:44:57

I would include eggs, tomatoes or mushrooms on toast, but not a bacon sandwich.

What is Lorne Sausage Daddima?

lemongrove Tue 05-Dec-17 12:48:33

A full English breakfast......two rashers of lean bacon, two fried eggs, fried tomatoes and either a slice of fried bread or buttered toast.Nothing else.

CherryHatrick Tue 05-Dec-17 12:53:58

Four rashers of streaky, a fried egg, fried tomato and/or mushrooms, fried bread and a bottle of brown sauce.

Alima Tue 05-Dec-17 12:54:58

Suppose what I would call a cooked breakfast is known as a full English. What is actually on the plate depends on what you like. I would have sausage, bacon, poached egg on toast, grilled tomato, mushrooms and, not on offer nowadays, lamps kidneys. Definitely no beans, ugh, black pudding, double ugh, or hash browns. (A bacon sarnie is a bacon sarnie, end of),

Daddima Tue 05-Dec-17 13:24:04

Shysal, Lorne sausage ( also known as square or sliced sausage) is a Scottish delicacy, also popular on a roll with brown sauce!

paddyann Tue 05-Dec-17 13:32:05

same as you *daddima" NEVER beans ,I do like a fried tomato but never the tinned you sometimes get in hotels

merlotgran Tue 05-Dec-17 13:36:38

I like to think of a cooked breakfast as part of a deconstructed Full English so you can have it more frequently.

Grilled bacon and tomatoes is my favourite. DH likes fried eggs whereas I can't eat eggs early in the morning. Scrambled eggs, mushrooms on toast, sausages......Yummy but having them all together is something I can longer face

I read somewhere that the upper classes never refer to a cooked breakfast as a Full English as it's considered vulgar. grin

hildajenniJ Tue 05-Dec-17 14:01:54

For me, a cooked breakfast ideas follows:
Fried egg
Fried tomatoes
Fried mushrooms
Baked beans, and if possible, potato scones.
Yummy, but only once in a while.

loopyloo Tue 05-Dec-17 14:18:44

Possibly haddock or kippers?

Oldwoman70 Tue 05-Dec-17 14:32:09

Bacon, egg, hash browns and toast - with lots of coffee!

MissAdventure Tue 05-Dec-17 14:35:57

As above, with tomatoes and mushrooms.

ninathenana Tue 05-Dec-17 14:38:03

H used to cook us both a full English.
Back bacon, sausages, fried bread with fried egg on top, mushrooms and beans, H would also have fried toms.
I can't eat all that now, I will occasionally have double fried egg on toast, or we sometimes have kippers.
H loves when we are away and he can get his full English.

varian Tue 05-Dec-17 14:52:49

For my OH a cooked breakfast is crispy unsmoked bacon, chipolata sausages, fried egg, mushrooms, fried tomato and fried potato if there is any leftover cooked potato in the fridge.

For me it is creamy scrambled eggs on wholemeal seedy toast, smoked salmon and grilled tomato.

For both of us cooked breakfast is an occassional treat at home, but always make the most of it when we stay in a B&B

Coolgran65 Tue 05-Dec-17 14:56:40

To me, cooked breakfast is hot food on a plate and eaten with a knife and fork.

Largolass Tue 05-Dec-17 15:54:25

My OH likes a full Scottish bacon, sausage, poached egg, mushrooms, tomato, haggis and black pudding

For me it's a tomato & cheese omelette or scrambled eggs with smoked salmon

We only have this when we're on holiday

BBbevan Tue 05-Dec-17 15:55:44

Exactly Coolgran Anything hot, except perhaps waffles . I would consider them in the cereal group, even with berries and yogurt

Day6 Tue 05-Dec-17 16:05:12

To me anything that requires more effort - like getting out pans and lighting the cooker - is a cooked breakfast. Even croissants instead of toast!

Fruit, yogurt and cereal is the norm for me. Have just thought - heating up porridge might be a cooked breakfast! I do that. I am exerting myself more than I thought! smile

Alima Tue 05-Dec-17 16:25:56

DH loves square sausage, didn’t know it was called Lorne sausage too. Must see if I can buy it here “darn sarf”, not eaten it for years.

kittylester Tue 05-Dec-17 18:47:39

Grilled smoked streaky bacon (3 rashers), sausage (1), fried egg (1), fried button mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, fried bread. In the old days it would also include black pudding but gf ones are few and far between! sad

Only eaten out or in a hotel. I might have kippers instead.

Smithy Tue 05-Dec-17 18:53:35

I can remember square sausage when I was a child.
I'm veggie now so a cooked breakfast would be any of the following,
Veggie sausage?e (not LM)
Tinned or grilled tomatoes
Hash Browns
Any kind of egg
Toast or fried bread
Baked beans.
Hungry now!

KatyK Tue 05-Dec-17 19:00:02

If my DH has a cooked breakfast, it consists of sausages, bacon, mushrooms, fried egg and fried bread. I'm not keen on cooked breakfasts myself.

Daddima Tue 05-Dec-17 19:20:12

Alima, many Brownie points to be gained by making this treat!

Ailsa43 Tue 05-Dec-17 19:44:10

alima you can buy Lorne sausage here in the saarff.. in the frozen section in Iceland , (although not quite as delicious as fresh Scottish butchers' style) it's more readily available in Butchers in the North of England than it is in the South, as well of course in every butchers shop in Scotland

GrandmaMoira Tue 05-Dec-17 19:52:42

Here in London you would not get either Lorne sausage or potato scones in a cooked breakfast, they are not part of a full English and not on any options in a cafe or B&B.
I think the traditional items are bacon, egg, sausage, mushroom, tomato. Most cafes offer hash browns, baked beans and sometimes chips, rarely black pudding. I don't think chips should be served at breakfast.