Hearty “English” Breakfast

Servings : 2-3

Once in a while, like on those lazy weekends or on special holidays when we get to sleep in and are in the mood for brunch, we have meals like this. Filling and hearty, this meal will definitely hit the spot.


  • 3 poatoes, peeled
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup plain/all purpose flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped (optional)
  • 4-6 sausages
  • eggs for frying (as needed)
  • bread slices
  • baked beans


To prepare the sausages:

Heat about 1-2 tbsp of oil in a non-stick frying pan. Make sure your sausages are at room temperature. Keep the heat on low and place the sausages in the saucepan. Cover and let them fry gently, keep checking on them and turning them often until they are brown on all sides and cooked through. You can add 2-4 tbsp of water to help cook them faster. Average-sized sausages should take about 12-14 minutes to cook through.

When done, serve them out on a plate and keep them covered to retain warmth.

To prepare the hash browns:

Grate the potatoes, then rinse them out and squeeze all the excess water out (be sure you squeeze out every last drop, you can squeeze them with your hand pressed through a strainer or put them in a kitchen towel and squeeze it out). Put the dried potato shreds in a bowl, add the beaten egg, flour, onion (if you’re using it) and seasoning. Mix everything well together. Immediately shape into flat patties and shallow fry in a non stick pan, turning each patty over to make sure they cook well on both sides. Takes about 2-3 minutes per side on medium heat. Drain on tissues and serve your crispy hash browns!

You can use additional spicing like red chilli powder, cumin powder etc for a spicier result if you want.

Prepare the fried eggs using THIS recipe.

Toast some bread to serve your meal with, prepare your tea/coffee/fruit juice.

Finally, warm your baked beans in the same saucepan that you used for making everything else.

Serve everything up on a plate with some grilled or fresh tomato slices or sauteed mushrooms. Drizzle some hot sauce over the beans and hash browns if you like. Dig in!


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