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750.000 eggs

My dad's full English breakfast 

St. Giles Cafe served this recipe, and variations of it to thousands of Oxford University students, professors, builders, locals, tourists alike for over 24 years from 1983 - 2006. In the 1990's St. Giles Cafe regularly featured in the Top Ten UK Cafes in a wide variety of publications as well appearing on ITV News on National Full English Breakfast Day.



Place 3 or 4 rashers of bacon onto the grill until crispy and golden for approximately 2-3 minutes on each side. Deep fry 3 or 4 pork sausages for 4 - 5 minutes in vegetable oil.

Take one fresh tomato and cut in half and place on the grill for 2 - 3 minutes. Take half a dozen button mushrooms and slice, then place onto the grill with a drizzle of oil for 2 - 3 minutes.


Fry two eggs in vegetable oil for approximately 2 minutes. Keep the yolk runny. Alternatively serve with poached or scrambled eggs. 


At the last minute, prior to serving, place two white or brown toasts in the toaster and spread with butter.


To assemble the plate start by placing the bacon and sausages around the outside of the plate, place the two eggs in the centre leaving space for the baked beans, mushrooms and tomatoes. Toasts to be served on the side with a builders tea, coffee or orange juice.

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