Alex Jamesí full English breakfast

(13 ratings)
Full English breakfast
Full English breakfast
  • Serves: 1

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Saturday breakfast is the big meal of the week and can set you up for the whole weekend. Try this variation from Alex James, who swears by his fried bread!


  • 2 rashers belly bacon
  • 2 chipolatas
  • 3-4 tomatoes of varying sizes
  • 1 egg
  • 3-4 mushrooms
  • Cooked potatoes
  • Medium sliced white bread with crusts cut off (optional)
  • Bread for toast

You can substitute any of the ingredients you don't like for some that you do, such as baked beans or hash browns.


  1. Fry the mushrooms in a separate pan and add finely chopped rosemary for the last few minutes. Alex fries the chipolatas gently, the bacon on medium and the potatoes on high. He thinks tomatoes work best seasoned with salt and sugar on the cut surface and then grilled.
  2. To make the perfect fried bread, you need a medium sliced white with the crusts cut off. Toast it before flipping it around in the juices youíve saved from frying everything else: Itís ready when itís golden brown.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
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  • Calories 951(kcal)
  • Fat 63.6g
  • Saturates 16.5g
  • Sugars 10.0g
  • Salt 5.3g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Dawn Craig McLean

I always make a full English breakfast on a Sunday but will be making it extra special this Sunday as daddy will get his card and gift from his girls.


Proper Man's food just right for Fathers day, it looks yummy!


How can you go wrong? The perfect way for Daddy to start fathers day (and im sure the kids would enjoy too for a treat)


Id love to cook this for fathers day as it's a bit of a tradition that every time my dad pops down I rustle up a bacon sarnie, so it would be a nice treat to put together a yummy full English just to show my appreciation x


How can you say "To make the perfect fried bread, you need a medium sliced white with the crusts cut off"? Have you ever tried Hovis "Seed Sensation" bread, toasted and then fried? Many, many times the flavour and texture of boring white bread! Infinitely better!

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