Fried bread isn’t exactly something you need a recipe for, but sometimes the simplest things are the best!
What exactly is a “naughty breakfast”?
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I’m referring to the fact that this bread is fried in bacon fat. However, it isn’t a truly naughty breakfast because it’s been made clear that bacon fat is not a bad thing (if it comes from a humanely and properly raised pork product). I personally only buy the best quality bacon and those without sugar, nitrates or nitrites.
I know now that it’s all my father’s fault, “Try some fried bread”, he said. I was only a little girl, how was I to know? I tried it and I loved it. That was it, I was hooked.
Meet my crazy Dad and his favorite pasta!
This isn’t only a British thing, though; I hear they’re naughty “down south” too, so I’m in good company. Even Bon Appètit featured an article named, 15 Ways to Use Bacon Fat.
You could serve fried bread with dippy eggs, too.
I haven’t had fried bread in years, honest. So if I only make it, say–once a year, then it’s okay, right? I’d say it’s perfectly permissible to be naughty once in a while.
Excuse me while I go mark my calendar.
Do you know how to make proper beans on toast?
And don’t forget to mark yours; make this soon!
Fried Bread (British Style)
FULL PRINTABLE RECIPE BELOW
- leftover bacon fat (I use naturally cured, nitrate/nitrite free) – or fry some bacon to keep the fat
- bread, preferably homemade
- salt and pepper, to taste
Fry the bacon, reserving the fat in the (preferably cast iron) pan.
Next, fry the bread and egg in the bacon fat, side by side. The bread should turn a lovely golden brown color; cook the egg as desired (or you can soft-boil it, poach it, etc.)
Place the fried bread on a plate and top with the egg, and a side of bacon.
Serve immediately with a steaming, hot mug of tea.
If you’re into fried eggs for breakfast, you may also be interested in my recipe for potato scones (which aren’t really scones at all). These are also incredibly delicious when fried in bacon grease!
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- 1 Tbsp of leftover bacon fat (I use naturally cured, nitrate/nitrite free) - or fry 2 rashers of bacon and use the fat
- 1 slice bread, preferably homemade
- 1 egg, cage free, organic
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Put the bacon fat in pan (preferably cast iron).
- Fry the bread and egg in the bacon fat, side by side. The bread should turn a lovely golden brown color. Cook the egg as desired (or you can soft-boil it, poach it, etc.)
- Place the fried bread on a plate and top with the egg, and a side of bacon.
- Serve immediately with a steaming, hot mug of tea.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 408Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 243mgSodium: 1457mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 28g
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