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Should beans be part of an English fry up? Should Yorkshire puddings be served with any roast?

(134 Posts)
Sago Thu 28-Sep-23 10:24:11

I don’t think beans should go anywhere near a traditional English breakfast, all that sugary sauce spoils the flavours, and tinned tomatoes should be illegal on a fry up!

Also it seems to be increasingly popular to serve Yorkshire pudding with any roast, when the beef is resting and the magnificent puddings come out of the oven is a glorious moment.
I think they should be preserved for beef only……having said that if someone else prepared them and served them with lamb for instance then I would feel city bound to eat them😉.

merlotgran Thu 28-Sep-23 10:29:54

Couldn’t agree more.

ginny Thu 28-Sep-23 10:31:27

Definitely no beans. Don’t know how anyone can eat beans in the morning.

Yorkshire pud has its place with any roast in our family even Christmas dinner. With sausages too.

henetha Thu 28-Sep-23 10:32:06

To me, beans and breakfast is not a good match. But lots of people do seem to like this. I agree about tinned tomatoes too, it make me feel nauseous just thinking about it.
Yorkshire puddings are lovely with every kind of meat, but definitely preferable with beef as tradition says.
But these days anything goes, I suppose. Choice is good.
Each to his own.

Foxygloves Thu 28-Sep-23 10:33:28

I don’t think there is any should about it.
Have beans hash browns, black pudding, square sausage or anything you want.
And given that Yorkshire pudding was originally devised to help fill you up and so “stretch” the meat available - why ever not?
Delicious on its own with gravy!

maddyone Thu 28-Sep-23 10:39:50

Whilst I agree its up to others to decide what they want to eat, I prefer no beans in the morning, even if staying in a hotel and there’s a buffet. I normally chooses scrambled eggs and tomatoes then.
I only want to eat Yorkshire pudding with beef. Mini sausages and stuffing go with either pork or chicken, and mint sauce with lamb. Apple sauce is nice with pork too.

maddyone Thu 28-Sep-23 10:40:25

I normally choose…

annsixty Thu 28-Sep-23 10:43:10

Beef only with Yorkshire Pudds for me and no thanks to beans at any time of day.
But that is just me, anyone can have just what and when they choose.

GrannyGravy13 Thu 28-Sep-23 10:45:18

It’s the 21st century, surely we can have beans if we want, as for Yorkshire puddings if I fancy a yorkie with roast pork/chicken/lamb or even Christmas roast turkey I will have one.

One of my favourite Saturday morning breakfasts is baked beans on toast sprinkled with grated cheese yummy.

Bella23 Thu 28-Sep-23 10:54:44

Personally no beans or tinned toms for breakfast and Yorkshire pudding only with Beef. I had a relation who served the pudding first with Beef Gravy and then the roast and Vegetables.
These days I think anything anyone wants goes. Though we only have Yorkshire pudding with Beef.

Scribbles Thu 28-Sep-23 10:56:17

I dislike both baked beans and Yorkshire pudding so I'm not going to be eating either at any time of day. But why would anyone mind what other people choose to eat? It's all down to individual taste.
And as for canned tomatoes: the food police should look away now! I absolutely love them with a couple of rashers of smoked bacon and a slice of crispy fried bread - fried in bacon fat, natch - and a splash of Henderson's Relish.

Caravansera Thu 28-Sep-23 10:57:38

Foxygloves

I don’t think there is any should about it.
Have beans hash browns, black pudding, square sausage or anything you want.
And given that Yorkshire pudding was originally devised to help fill you up and so “stretch” the meat available - why ever not?
Delicious on its own with gravy!

I agree. I don't eat meat or dairy but I occasionally enjoy a batter pudding made with oat milk.

Greyduster Thu 28-Sep-23 11:00:22

I shy away from a full English these days, and am not a lover of baked beans no matter what time of the day it is. As for Yorkshire pudding, my mother served it with all roasts as it made the meat go further. Not that joints were small in those days; they weren’t. There was always plenty left over to be rehashed the next day. She also served Yorkshire pudding seasoned with sage and onion with her wonderful rabbit stew, and with slow roasted belly pork, both of which which were midweek staples. If I didn’t include YP with every roast I cooked I would have riots on my hands!

Sago Thu 28-Sep-23 11:09:50

For the record this is light hearted, hence the wink emoji!!!
I’m not dictating.

Salti Thu 28-Sep-23 11:13:27

I'm a Yorkshire lass and love Yorkshire pudding. We have it with any roast or stew/casserole etc. I think the frozen ones are rubbish however. This is a proper one!

eddiecat78 Thu 28-Sep-23 11:14:40

We stayed at a lovely b&b in Wales once where the landlady said she hadn't got any tomatoes for our breakfast so she'd put a slice of pineapple on instead

merlotgran Thu 28-Sep-23 11:15:00

I have to eat gf Yorkies and they’re a challenge to make so I rarely bother, usually opting for frozen or packet mix.

If I go out for Sunday Lunch with the family I ask for my Yorkshire Pud to be served separately if it’s not gf as there are always plenty of takers. 😂

cornergran Thu 28-Sep-23 11:16:38

We’ve just had a cooked breakfast. Enjoyed the beans grin and yes, we have Yorkshire pudding with any roast meal. Oh dear smile.

Callistemon21 Thu 28-Sep-23 11:17:57

GrannyGravy13

It’s the 21st century, surely we can have beans if we want, as for Yorkshire puddings if I fancy a yorkie with roast pork/chicken/lamb or even Christmas roast turkey I will have one.

One of my favourite Saturday morning breakfasts is baked beans on toast sprinkled with grated cheese yummy.

You're not allowed!!

I don't like beans with a fry-up but I could eat Yorkshire pudding with anything!!

25Avalon Thu 28-Sep-23 11:20:14

Chacon a son gout. To each his own. Strictly speaking Yorkshire pudding should not be served with any meat, but eaten separately with gravy before the main.

Glorianny Thu 28-Sep-23 11:20:45

If you like beans have them! We like them.
Yorkshire Pudding was never originally restricted to beef it was cooked in the fat of any roast meat and was served first with gravy to fill up people.
I doubt if anyone is still doing that.
The roast beef tradition came later so it's just another adaptation. Like the shape. Small round ones are usually now served. My GCs were recently introduced to one of my dad's favourites, saving some YPs for afters and serving them with Golden Syrup. No idea where that came from,, but they loved it! Have them when and how you like them.

Greyduster Thu 28-Sep-23 11:25:44

Apparently, my grandfather always had sugar on his Yorkshire pudding!

Marmin Thu 28-Sep-23 11:28:43

This is going to cause a stir!
Ful madames for breakfast here. Fava beans in a home made onion, chili and tomato sauce. With two poached eggs on top.

Oh, and I make my own baked beans with absolutely no sugar!

Spinnaker Thu 28-Sep-23 11:30:47

Let's go the whole hog and stick a Yorkshire pud on a fry up grin

Ailidh Thu 28-Sep-23 11:31:17

No and no.

Beans on toast for breakfast - yum.
Beans getting my bacon all beany - yuk.

Yorkshire puddings Only with roast beef and a decent size or more than one, not the piddling little bun tin effort you sometimes get.

And don't get me started on the ubiquity of gravy - why slosh brownness over every roast meal? It should be a discreet pool inside one of the yorkies with roast beef.

IMHO. OVMV. 😋