We’re humans! And we like ORDER and STRUCTURE. Order in life, and order in breakfast! And, what you enjoy in your fully cooked brekkie will no doubt differ depending on your geographical location. In fact, in Scotland, you’ll be hard pushed to find a fry-up without a slice of Lorne Sausage (…not actually a sausage), or Haggis. But, we’re asking, what is the CORRECT order of the fully cooked breakfast? What belongs on the plate, and what’s got to go?
OK, so here, we run into our first issue! Because all three of these grilled goodies take first place on an equal peg. We certainly can’t call oor’ breakfast Scottish without our most-loved sausage or a nice slice of haggis! And, of course, bacon… In some parts, bacon may not typically form part of the ‘Scottish’ breakfast, but without the bacon, the plate just feels wrong. So wrong! And we’re not in the business of ‘wrong’ breakfasts. So to be truly on your way to a deliciously ‘right‘ breakfast, these three items are a must!
To some breakfast devourers, Black Pudding is still fairly polarising! But on our plate, it totally belongs. Yes, we’re of course slightly biased, but in recent years, Black Pudding has grown in popularity and can be found in all sorts of high-end dishes. It may curdle the blood of some, but we think it’s bloody marvellous, therefore it stays! We’re placing this as the second most important…
One thing geographical breakfasts have in common is the egg! It brings us together, far and wide, all in the name of breakfast! Because according to food historians, we’ve been chowing down on these for the last 6 million years! We love our eggs fried with plump, bright, runny yolks. I mean, what’s better than dipping your sausages in the remains of your perfectly yolked egg? It’s not only delicious, but it provides some well-needed moisture on the brekkie plate. It literally earns its place for this reason!
Our plate just can’t do without both of these! And, while they’re equal fourths, please do not underestimate our appreciation for the simplistic carby items. In fact, a serving of each belongs on our fully cooked breakfast plate, both generously slathered in butter, of course! A tattie scone or slice of toast is familiar comfort food at its best! And, these have belonged since the beginning of breakfasting! Not to mention their ‘scooping’ capabilities…If you know, you know.
Few things freak people out more than the audacity of being in the pro-beans camp! So, In September 2021, we took to social media to settle an age-old breakfast debate. A debate so rife that it still to this day divides all corners of the internet! We asked, ‘Do baked beans belong on the fully cooked breakfast?’ We experienced a full range of emotions from across the country. People were shook, emotions ran high! And just like Kim Kardashians Paper Magazine shoot, we broke the internet that day! Our findings? Fellow Scots agree that Beans belong on the fully cooked plate, though the majority would prefer to keep the ‘bean juice’ well and truly separate from their egg. We get it… No touching! In fact, one innovative Facebook user even suggested using a sausage link as a trusty bean barrier. We’re pro beans and proud! They make the cut…
In a swift follow up to the controversy of baked beans, we’re bravely throwing out this bold claim that fried mushrooms are actually pretty tasty and a great fry-up accompaniment! They may peg lower on our breakfast scale, but they have their place and we’re at peace with them. Unlike Twitter… Twitter is at war with mushrooms, and here’s a taste of the proof!
OK, grilled tomatoes can stay! But their tinned counterparts, referred to by many as the ‘devils food’, can get in the bin. They’re neither here nor there, and if anything, they take up too much plate real estate. We think it’s fair to say that those offended by a minimal splashing of baked bean juice, would be horrified by the kind of plate carnage caused by tinned tomatoes. There is simply no sausage barrier great enough to fend these off! They are the weakest link…
How do you feel about our ORDER of breakfast? Do you agree with our Scottish fully cooked rating? Or maybe you feel strongly about us leaving out one of your favourite breakfast items?
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