Fathers day breakfast Healthy fry up!
Sunday 16th June 2014
Fathers day was not hugely celebrated in my house when growing up, my Dad always took part in the London to Brighton bike ride which was then followed by family/friends BBQ. I'm sure Dad felt like he was celebrating, he got nearly a whole day to himself! So this year I am going to celebrate it in style, first of all a nice big breakfast to start the day- Florence is clearly bringing out the good in me...I pulled this great recipe from the internet and I am going to substitute the bacon and sausages for vegetarian sausages. ( I thought you would all appreciate the meat version aswel).
Ingredients 4 rashers good-quality lean unsmoked back bacon 4 brown-cap portabello mushrooms 12-16 cherry tomatoes on the vine, room temperature 6 tsp olive oil 2 slices granary or wholegrain bread , cut on the diagonal 2 good-quality free-range pork sausages , minimum 86% pork 2 free-range, omega-3 rich eggs , room temperature few drops cider vinegar 2 x 100ml / 3.5 fl oz glasses freshly-squeezed orange juice , plus 1 orange cut into wedges handful fresh blueberries (about 50g/2oz)
Method... Lay the bacon, mushrooms and tomatoes on a foil-lined tray. Brush the tops of the mushrooms with 3 tsp of the oil and both sides of the bread with the remaining oil. Set aside. Heat the grill to very hot. Lay the sausages on a small foil-lined tray (best not to prick good-quality sausages or they may lose moisture). Grill for about 10 mins until cooked, turning occasionally. Meanwhile, three-quarters fill a small pan, and a wide, deep sauté pan with water. Bring both to the boil. Lower an egg into the small pan and remove after 30 secs. Crack the egg into a cup. Add vinegar to the larger pan then, using a wire whisk, swirl the water around to create a whirlpool. Remove the whisk and slowly tip the egg into the centre of the whirlpool (see top picture). When the water comes back to the boil, remove the pan from the heat, cover and leave for 3 mins, then remove the egg. Place in a bowl of warm water while you cook the other egg - or cook both eggs an hour ahead, leave in a bowl of iced water, then reheat for 1½ mins in simmering water before serving. Meanwhile heat a griddle pan to very hot. Place the tomatoes, bacon and mushrooms under the grill for 3-4 mins without turning. At the same time, lay the bread on the griddle pan, cook until crisp, about 1 min each side. Drain everything on kitchen paper. Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and drain briefly on a cloth. Arrange everything on a plate and serve with coffee and a glass of juice.
I think all the Daddy's out there will feel hugely appreciated when they are presented with this in the morning.