While the exact offerings may vary from establishment to establishment, we've broken the usual suspects down:
- Eggs: Generally fried or poached; either way, we'd argue that a runny yolk is imperative.
- Back bacon: Thick and fried til crisp-tender, it's often referred to simply as "bacon" but is in fact a different cut from what is customary stateside. Back bacon is leaner (similar to Canadian bacon), as it's cut from the back of a pig, rather than the fattier pork belly.
Keep reading for sausage, toast, and all that jazz.
- Sausage: Plump and juicy, but sparse on seasonings. After all, this isn't the time for novel flavor combinations.
- Black pudding: Unctuous and deeply savory, this is the British version of blood sausage. Generally composed of pork, blood, and oatmeal, it's an ideal comestible to sop up the prior night's excesses.
- Toast: White bread, please, grilled or toasted, and lavished with salted butter.
- Milky tea: The English love their tea, so naturally it's the beverage of choice. Skip the cream and stick to milk; it's the proper English way.
- Mushrooms: Pan-fried and golden, their earthy umami-punch complements this often meat-centric meal.
- Tomatoes: Generally served grilled, broiled, or roasted, tomatoes provide a bright counterpart to the heavier offerings.
- Baked beans: A nostalgic "nursery food," Heinz is the standard-bearer, and hard to beat.
Have you ever experienced England's full breakfast? Is there anything we've left off this list?
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