Saturday, 7 April 2018

English Breakfast - Ovo Vegetarian Style

MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON - APRIL 2018
#87TH BLOGGING MARATHON

THEME: EXPLORE THE FLAVORS - INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST
DAY 5

"Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper"

   As I mentioned in my first post on the breakfast series, breakfast is the important meal of the day. Bearing that in mind, the English Breakfast totally fits the bill of being a hearty and a filling meal. The traditional English breakfast includes bacon, sausages, eggs, beans, toast or fried bread, hash browns or chips (fries), grilled mushrooms and tomatoes along with some tea and fresh juice.
Whenever hubby and I go to my dad's home in London, we usually land up having the full works as my brother would say! Hubby and my brother would go and shop for all the ingredients and then the kitchen comes alive with everyones' preferences. We usually make everything from bacon to grilled tomatoes. Sometimes I think my cousins probably get a whiff of what's cooking all the way to their homes and join us. If its not a full English Breakfast on a Sunday then its gathia jalebi.

   Hubby obviously got a huge surprise when I served this as brunch last Sunday. For a minute he thought he was in London! I enjoy the vegetarian version of the English Breakfast. Yes, considering that there are so many Indians in the UK, vegetarian English Breakfast has to be on the menu in some of the brunch places. This breakfast is so filling that you'd probably wouldn't be hungry till dinner time.

   When I young, at first I did not understand the difference between English Breakfast and Continental Breakfast. So imaging when you think you're ordering eggs, bread, beans etc etc and you only get a croissant or a pastry with coffee or tea! Its much after I understood the difference. Back then hadn't even heard of an American breakfast. When we were young my granny would not allow eggs into the house so forget about getting any meat! However, my cousin loved bacon and sausages. When he moved to his own place, that's when I ever had an English breakfast, mine being without the meat.

   Before I get lost and ramble on, lets get to the English Breakfast which is so famous in ENGLAND. Quoting Country Life magazine" The idea of the English Breakfast as a national dish goes right back to the 13th Century and the country houses of the gentry. In the old Anglo - Saxon tradition of hospitality, households would provide hearty breakfasts for visiting friends, neighbors and relatives".
My version is a ovo vegetarian one...meaning no meat but has eggs. I decided to make roasted potatoes instead of chips (in England chips is what the Americans call fries) or hash browns.






ENGLISH BREAKFAST -OVO VEGETARIAN STYLE 
Serves 2

Ingredients for baked beans:
1 cup tinned baked beans
1 small onion, finely chopped
4 cloves of garlic finely chopped
½ tsp red chilli powder
1 tbsp oil/butter
1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander or any herb of your choice

Ingredients for roasted potatoes:
2-3 large potatoes
¼ - ⅓ cup olive oil or any vegetable oil
1 tsp rosemary
1-1½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper powder

Other ingredients:
2-4 eggs
4-6 bread slices
2 large tomatoes
6-8 large mushrooms
a few avocado slices

2 tbsp butter for cooking

For serving:
some butter, jam, tomato ketchup, salt and pepper

Preparation of the roasted potatoes:
  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into chunks.
  2. Heat enough water in a pan.
  3. When it is boiling add ½ tsp salt from the measured salt.
  4. Add the cubed potatoes and let them cook just till they are little raw. Don't over cook them.
  5. Drain out the water. Let the potatoes cool down a bit.
  6. Preheat the oven to 220°C.
  7. Add oil, herbs and salt. Mix well till the potatoes are coated with the oil.
  8. Spread the potato cubes on a baking tray.
  9. Roast for 20-25 minutes, turning them in between, till they turn golden brown.
Preparation of the baked beans:
  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Saute onion and garlic till the onion is soft.
  3. Add the baked beans, red chili powder and coriander or herbs of your choice. Mix well. 
  4. Let it become hot. Make sure to stir in between so that the sauce does not burn.
Preparation of the tomatoes and mushrooms:
  1. Wipe the mushrooms with a kitchen towel. Brush them lightly with butter.
  2. Cut the tomatoes into half. 
  3. Place the mushrooms, stems facing up and tomatoes with cut side facing up in the baking tray just when 10 minutes of roasting time for potatoes is left. Put a small blob of butter on each tomato half. Place the tray in the oven for the potatoes to finish roasting and for the tomatoes and mushrooms to get roasted.
  4. Prepare required amount of toast in your toaster.
  5. Heat a frying pan over medium heat.
  6. Add a bit of butter.  Prepare sunny side up or an omelet, whatever you prefer. Make 2 or 4 depending on how much you want.
Final set up:
  1. Put the fried egg or omelet in the plate. Surround it with baked beans, roasted tomatoes, potatoes, mushrooms and finally some avocado slices. Add some toast or serve it on the side.
  2. Serve this hearty breakfast with fresh orange juice and tea. Don't forget to serve with the condiments.
Tips:
  1. You may serve this breakfast with crumpets instead of toast.
  2. These days a Spanish omelet is served instead of fried eggs or plain omelet.
  3. Serve with hash browns if you like.

A-Z breakfast Dishes:

A - Apple Aebleskiver - Denmark
B - Baghrir - Morocco
C - Changua - Colombia
D - Dutch Baby Pancakes - Germany/USA

Check out what other Blogging Marathoners have made for day 5:


   
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18 comments:

  1. Wow, what an amazing spread you have their Mayuri. Such a filling and hearty English breakfast. LOVE it. I've never tried baked beans, not sure why, will have to try them out some time.

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  2. Omg, either vegetarian style or watever i cant resist to this absolutely tempting platter. Wish i get this filling and satisfying breakfast rite from my lappy screen. Delicious!!

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  3. That is an amazing filling meal. It was so interesting to know about English breakfast.

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  4. Wow, the entire platter looks awesome. Kudos to your efforts for making such a elaborate english breakfast. It looks delicious and inviting too.

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  5. wow Mayuri thats is ramblings:D I just love reading your rambling it is like talking with a neighbor kind of a feel!! And Omg such an amazing english breakfast to surprise your hubby, looks perfect for brunch .. The baked beans and roasted potatoes look so perfect and mouthwatering !! wonderful English spread !! Kudos for the effort ..

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  6. That is a gorgeous looking platter and it has all the components needed for a good breakfast. This would be a great weekend brunch as well.

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  7. ow, such a healthy breakfast, you might be very busy these days, cooking and posting everyday. How are you managing.

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  8. That is a definitely a hearty breakfast platter.

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  9. The breakfast platter looks so delicious and inviting.

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  10. cant stop drooling over the breakfast spread... yummy and healthy..

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  11. Wow so much efforts and everything on the plate looks amazing..Vaishali had made an English breakfast and here you are with your version..I am so tempted to make this as its a vegetarian..drooling here!

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  12. I think next time you are in UK - I will come over for breakfast. Your English breakfast looks a lot nicer than what is served in some restaurants. Often - its too greasy at places. Adding spices and onions to baked beans is something I like to do as well. And those potatoes look so tasty - not greasy like the restaurant ones.

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  13. Your breakfast looks so fabulous. All the components cooked to perfection. You are right after this plateful you will not need lunch.

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  14. Such an elaborate and filling breakfast Mayuri.As you said, I think it will keep us full till dinner!! Nice reading your post as well.

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  15. I am bookmarking this breakfast Mayuri, love a traditional english brekkie but coz of non veg never attempted to try. Such a nice idea of using mushrooms and avocados.

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  16. Very filling platter and those roasted potatoes, tomatoes and mushrooms are my favs all the time.

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  17. That is a lovely spread..I had made a similar spread minus the egg for English breakfast and we had loved it to the core . The English Breakfast is such a satisfying one , somehow I prefer it to our regular one.

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  18. A hearty healthy and colorful breakfast! The plate has got all carbs protein and all the goodness needed to keep you running for the day!

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Saturday, 7 April 2018

English Breakfast - Ovo Vegetarian Style

MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON - APRIL 2018
#87TH BLOGGING MARATHON

THEME: EXPLORE THE FLAVORS - INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST
DAY 5

"Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper"

   As I mentioned in my first post on the breakfast series, breakfast is the important meal of the day. Bearing that in mind, the English Breakfast totally fits the bill of being a hearty and a filling meal. The traditional English breakfast includes bacon, sausages, eggs, beans, toast or fried bread, hash browns or chips (fries), grilled mushrooms and tomatoes along with some tea and fresh juice.
Whenever hubby and I go to my dad's home in London, we usually land up having the full works as my brother would say! Hubby and my brother would go and shop for all the ingredients and then the kitchen comes alive with everyones' preferences. We usually make everything from bacon to grilled tomatoes. Sometimes I think my cousins probably get a whiff of what's cooking all the way to their homes and join us. If its not a full English Breakfast on a Sunday then its gathia jalebi.

   Hubby obviously got a huge surprise when I served this as brunch last Sunday. For a minute he thought he was in London! I enjoy the vegetarian version of the English Breakfast. Yes, considering that there are so many Indians in the UK, vegetarian English Breakfast has to be on the menu in some of the brunch places. This breakfast is so filling that you'd probably wouldn't be hungry till dinner time.

   When I young, at first I did not understand the difference between English Breakfast and Continental Breakfast. So imaging when you think you're ordering eggs, bread, beans etc etc and you only get a croissant or a pastry with coffee or tea! Its much after I understood the difference. Back then hadn't even heard of an American breakfast. When we were young my granny would not allow eggs into the house so forget about getting any meat! However, my cousin loved bacon and sausages. When he moved to his own place, that's when I ever had an English breakfast, mine being without the meat.

   Before I get lost and ramble on, lets get to the English Breakfast which is so famous in ENGLAND. Quoting Country Life magazine" The idea of the English Breakfast as a national dish goes right back to the 13th Century and the country houses of the gentry. In the old Anglo - Saxon tradition of hospitality, households would provide hearty breakfasts for visiting friends, neighbors and relatives".
My version is a ovo vegetarian one...meaning no meat but has eggs. I decided to make roasted potatoes instead of chips (in England chips is what the Americans call fries) or hash browns.






ENGLISH BREAKFAST -OVO VEGETARIAN STYLE 
Serves 2

Ingredients for baked beans:
1 cup tinned baked beans
1 small onion, finely chopped
4 cloves of garlic finely chopped
½ tsp red chilli powder
1 tbsp oil/butter
1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander or any herb of your choice

Ingredients for roasted potatoes:
2-3 large potatoes
¼ - ⅓ cup olive oil or any vegetable oil
1 tsp rosemary
1-1½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper powder

Other ingredients:
2-4 eggs
4-6 bread slices
2 large tomatoes
6-8 large mushrooms
a few avocado slices

2 tbsp butter for cooking

For serving:
some butter, jam, tomato ketchup, salt and pepper

Preparation of the roasted potatoes:
  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into chunks.
  2. Heat enough water in a pan.
  3. When it is boiling add ½ tsp salt from the measured salt.
  4. Add the cubed potatoes and let them cook just till they are little raw. Don't over cook them.
  5. Drain out the water. Let the potatoes cool down a bit.
  6. Preheat the oven to 220°C.
  7. Add oil, herbs and salt. Mix well till the potatoes are coated with the oil.
  8. Spread the potato cubes on a baking tray.
  9. Roast for 20-25 minutes, turning them in between, till they turn golden brown.
Preparation of the baked beans:
  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Saute onion and garlic till the onion is soft.
  3. Add the baked beans, red chili powder and coriander or herbs of your choice. Mix well. 
  4. Let it become hot. Make sure to stir in between so that the sauce does not burn.
Preparation of the tomatoes and mushrooms:
  1. Wipe the mushrooms with a kitchen towel. Brush them lightly with butter.
  2. Cut the tomatoes into half. 
  3. Place the mushrooms, stems facing up and tomatoes with cut side facing up in the baking tray just when 10 minutes of roasting time for potatoes is left. Put a small blob of butter on each tomato half. Place the tray in the oven for the potatoes to finish roasting and for the tomatoes and mushrooms to get roasted.
  4. Prepare required amount of toast in your toaster.
  5. Heat a frying pan over medium heat.
  6. Add a bit of butter.  Prepare sunny side up or an omelet, whatever you prefer. Make 2 or 4 depending on how much you want.
Final set up:
  1. Put the fried egg or omelet in the plate. Surround it with baked beans, roasted tomatoes, potatoes, mushrooms and finally some avocado slices. Add some toast or serve it on the side.
  2. Serve this hearty breakfast with fresh orange juice and tea. Don't forget to serve with the condiments.
Tips:
  1. You may serve this breakfast with crumpets instead of toast.
  2. These days a Spanish omelet is served instead of fried eggs or plain omelet.
  3. Serve with hash browns if you like.

A-Z breakfast Dishes:

A - Apple Aebleskiver - Denmark
B - Baghrir - Morocco
C - Changua - Colombia
D - Dutch Baby Pancakes - Germany/USA

Check out what other Blogging Marathoners have made for day 5:


   
Sending this recipe to the following event:



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18 comments:

  1. Wow, what an amazing spread you have their Mayuri. Such a filling and hearty English breakfast. LOVE it. I've never tried baked beans, not sure why, will have to try them out some time.

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  2. Omg, either vegetarian style or watever i cant resist to this absolutely tempting platter. Wish i get this filling and satisfying breakfast rite from my lappy screen. Delicious!!

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  3. That is an amazing filling meal. It was so interesting to know about English breakfast.

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  4. Wow, the entire platter looks awesome. Kudos to your efforts for making such a elaborate english breakfast. It looks delicious and inviting too.

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  5. wow Mayuri thats is ramblings:D I just love reading your rambling it is like talking with a neighbor kind of a feel!! And Omg such an amazing english breakfast to surprise your hubby, looks perfect for brunch .. The baked beans and roasted potatoes look so perfect and mouthwatering !! wonderful English spread !! Kudos for the effort ..

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  6. That is a gorgeous looking platter and it has all the components needed for a good breakfast. This would be a great weekend brunch as well.

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  7. ow, such a healthy breakfast, you might be very busy these days, cooking and posting everyday. How are you managing.

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  8. That is a definitely a hearty breakfast platter.

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  9. The breakfast platter looks so delicious and inviting.

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  10. cant stop drooling over the breakfast spread... yummy and healthy..

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  11. Wow so much efforts and everything on the plate looks amazing..Vaishali had made an English breakfast and here you are with your version..I am so tempted to make this as its a vegetarian..drooling here!

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  12. I think next time you are in UK - I will come over for breakfast. Your English breakfast looks a lot nicer than what is served in some restaurants. Often - its too greasy at places. Adding spices and onions to baked beans is something I like to do as well. And those potatoes look so tasty - not greasy like the restaurant ones.

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  13. Your breakfast looks so fabulous. All the components cooked to perfection. You are right after this plateful you will not need lunch.

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  14. Such an elaborate and filling breakfast Mayuri.As you said, I think it will keep us full till dinner!! Nice reading your post as well.

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  15. I am bookmarking this breakfast Mayuri, love a traditional english brekkie but coz of non veg never attempted to try. Such a nice idea of using mushrooms and avocados.

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  16. Very filling platter and those roasted potatoes, tomatoes and mushrooms are my favs all the time.

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  17. That is a lovely spread..I had made a similar spread minus the egg for English breakfast and we had loved it to the core . The English Breakfast is such a satisfying one , somehow I prefer it to our regular one.

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  18. A hearty healthy and colorful breakfast! The plate has got all carbs protein and all the goodness needed to keep you running for the day!

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