View Full Version : What the British eat for breakfast

04-12-2007, 01:15 PM
can I get a full Scottish traditional breakfast, please?

2 fried eggs
toast (with pork n beans poured all over the toast)
grilled tomatoes
lorne slice (a kind of flat sausage)
potato scones
black pudding (a sausage made by cooking animal blood with a filler until it is thick enough to congeal when cooled)

a more traditional breakfast, please?

[no waffles! no pancakes n syrup! no french toast! no fruity pebbles!]

Snowcat Operations
04-12-2007, 03:30 PM
The Scottish traditional breakfast sounds good to me.

04-13-2007, 02:48 PM
oooh baby baby. you have no idea.
you have NOT lived until you've had a proper Scottish or English fryup.

come on over! The hob is on.:tiphat:

Scottish Angus beef, venison and game birds such as pheasant and grouse are amongst the best and most sought after in the world as is Scottish salmon.
Oats for porridge and bannocks are still widely eaten as is salted or smoked meat, fish and game. The Scots are famous world wide for their smoked salmon and Arbroath Smokies - haddock which is hot-smoked using a traditional method which dates back to the 1800s and, of course for their national dish, Haggis, is most popular.

Haggis is a traditional Scottish dish made of:
sheep's 'pluck' (heart, liver and lungs)
minced with onion
spices and salt

mixed with stock and traditionally boiled in the sheep's stomach for approximately an hour.
actually, it tastes amazing; tastes like a spicy Thanksgiving stuffing!

Snowcat Operations
04-16-2007, 03:43 PM
Yes I have had some and that actually is pretty close to how it tastes. I also once watched 3 big Scottish men have a eating contest with Haggis. They were challenging each other to a world record. Dressed in kilts and all they went at it. I am sure glad I tried the stuff before watching these three. It can be quite messy when crammed in as fast as possible! Where are you located? Sounds like you have roots in Scotland.

Ice Queen
04-16-2007, 06:33 PM
I am glad I don't live in Scotland, our traditional English breakfast is fried egg, fried bacon, fried bread, baked beans (optional), black pudding (optional), sausages, fried tomatoes, and fried potato slices (optional), together with toast and marmalade and you could have a starter of juice, grapefruit half or cereals. This is then followed by rounds of toast and marmalade! Coffee or tea to drink.

04-16-2007, 07:57 PM
I love "black pudding" but being of Slavic decent, we call it Kiska (or alternately Hurka if made with rice instead of barley) and we refer to it as blood sausage not black pudding. But I think most cultures have some version of a "black pudding" and for whatever reason it is often considered peasant food.

Snowcat Operations
04-17-2007, 01:05 AM
Today I had steak and eggs, hashbrowns and a side of biscutts and gravey! The steak was a New York prepared to a tender medium rare. Followed by two eggs slowly cooked to a perfect over medium. Of course the hash browns were golden on the top and tender in the middle. The side of biscutts were homemade as was the gravey made from the tender juices left over after cooking the steak and my kids sausage and bacon. All washed down with a hot cup of fresh brewed coffee and tree ripened Oranges that were squeezed into a can at some point.

Snowcat Operations
04-17-2007, 01:10 AM
In the morning I plan on whipping up some batter for pancakes with sides of sausage and bacon. Some home churned butter melting on a thin layer of warm Maple surap would really set this breakfast off. Maybe a few sprinkles of powdered sugar for the kids.

04-17-2007, 06:47 AM
I had breakfast for dinner last night.
Hash browns, eggs & bacon. ummmm good. :D

I rarely have a cooked breakfast so it's great to have it for dinner. :D

Ice Queen
04-21-2007, 01:44 AM
English breakfast is good any time of the day or night, but forget the black pudding or blood sausage for me - yuk.

07-02-2007, 01:34 PM
UK is hardly a foodie capital... Too bad the eggs are regularly green and the bangers (sausage) usually gray.

Great chinese and indian food in the UK.

They don't get it.