Ah, the traditional Full English breakfast – the perfect start to a lazy Sunday and what some may consider the perfect hangover meal. After living in the UK for over a year and a half (has it been that long?!), I’ve come to love English breakfasts or “fry-ups” as they might call it here. Sure, it’s not the healthiest dish, but I love it! I love the fact that there are like 6 different things on one plate (I’m a big fan of variety in my meals…) and I also love that it’s all fried and covered in grease… what can I say? I don’t fry things very often, but when I do, it’s gonna be worth it.
Although the fry-up may look daunting (due to so many different parts) and may not look like a cheap lazy vegan type of meal, it’s actually relatively easy to make this at home. The thing that takes the most amount of effort would be the potatoes – I’m still learning how to cook really good hash browns! If you want to save time on the potatoes, you could always just buy pre-made hash browns from the store 🙂
Of course, you can feel free to add or omit anything that you see here – it really is up to you how you want to make it! You could even make it a relatively healthier dish by not frying everything in oil and baking the potatoes or cooking the vegetables with water instead. I just thought it wouldn’t be a true “fry up” without …. Frying? Hah.
At the end, I almost forgot to add the scrambled tofu – which I think is an essential part of this!! What’s a full English breakfast without scrambled tofu?!? The vegan version of the scrambled egg, but minus the cruelty and abuse that comes with the egg industry. Scrambled tofu is super easy – all you have to do is cook some tofu (I used firm silken tofu) on a frying pan and add some turmeric, cumin, garlic powder, salt & pepper and whatever other spices you want!
I really hope you guys enjoy this short video and my first recipe-type blog post? This is all very exciting for me…. okay good day, enjoy your full English!!!