Feb 23, 2014

English Breakfast Cups

English Breakfast Cups

I wanted to see if I could make an almost full on English breakfast… in a muffin tin. Eggs, bacon, white beans in tomato sauce, it’s all there. All the flavour, smaller portions.

Couldn’t fit the sausages in there as well—I tried but it made the cups fall apart—so I decided to stop trying and just serve them on the side. Easy is as easy does.

This recipe was so much fun to come up with, to have an idea and transform it into real food gives such a kick! It’s recipes like these that put the fun into food blogging.

 
Ingredients:

frozen rösti/hash browns
6 rashers bacon, cooked and crumbled
white beans in tomato sauce
cheddar, grated
3 large eggs
4 tbsp milk
1 tsp kosher salt (1/2 a tsp regular salt)
1/8 tsp black pepper
fresh chives, few sprigs

 
Directions:

 
This was a breakfast for three. Adjust the quantities to suit your family’s needs.
 

Break the eggs in a bowl, add the milk, salt, pepper and chopped chives. Stir well.
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Grate a few tbsp cheese and add it to the mix.
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The beans! Heinz is my favorite brand
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Lightly butter the muffin tin and make sure you use the kind of frozen rösti that just needs heating.
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Add a layer of the rösti and top with some crumbled up bacon.
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Add a spoon full beans in tomato sauce, not too much, and top with a little more rösti.
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Ladle a gravy spoon filled with egg mixture all over—the egg will sink and the cheese will stay on top.
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Bake the cups in a preheated oven at 180Cº (355Fº) for 20 to 25 minutes, until the egg has set and the top is golden brown. Let them cool off for several minutes (important step!), and then gently carve around the edges of the cups and carefully spoon them out.
 

Serve with lots of toast, sausages and tea. Perfect for a Sunday brunch!
English Breakfast Cups

English Breakfast Cups
Ingredients
    frozen rösti
    6 rashers bacon, cooked and crumbled
    white beans in tomato sauce
    cheddar, grated
    3 large eggs
    4 tbsp milk
    1 tsp kosher salt (1/2 a tsp regular salt)
    1/8 tsp black pepper
    fresh chives, few sprigs

Directions
    Break the eggs in a bowl, add the milk, salt, pepper and chopped chives. Stir well. Grate a few tbsp cheese and add it to the mix. Lightly butter the muffin tin and make sure you use the kind of frozen rösti that just needs heating. Add a layer of the rösti and top with some crumbled up bacon. Add a spoon full beans in tomato sauce, not too much, and top with a little more rösti. Ladle a gravy spoon filled with egg mixture all over—the egg will sink and the cheese will stay on top. Bake the cups in a preheated oven at 180Cº (355Fº) for 20 to 25 minutes, until the egg has set and the top is golden brown. Let them cool off for several minutes (important step!), and then gently carve around the edges of the cups and carefully spoon them out. Serve with lots of toast and tea.

Meal type: Breakfast, Savoury
Servings: 3
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    18 Comments »

    1. 1

      For your readers in the US, I would guess that frozen rosti is the same as frozen hash browns — cooked shredded/chopped potatoes, right?

      Deb in Indiana on Feb 23, 2014 @ 9:24 pm Reply
      1. Yes!

        Kay on Feb 23, 2014 @ 9:27 pm Reply
    2. 2

      Thanks for clarifying the rosti.  I had no idea.  Great brunch idea!

      Sharon on Feb 23, 2014 @ 11:50 pm Reply
    3. 3

      Oh good.I thought I was dumb for not knowing what rosti is.lol

      Jack on Feb 24, 2014 @ 8:07 am Reply
      1. We don’t have hash browns here, but we have Rösti, similar thing. Even though I think the difference is that hash browns also have onion in them, right?

        Kay on Feb 24, 2014 @ 8:18 am Reply
        1. Mine have onions but I make my hash browns from scratch.

          Jack on Feb 24, 2014 @ 11:10 pm Reply
        2. Sometimes hash browns have onions, but the cheap bag from the grocer would not have onions.

          Deb in Indiana on Mar 11, 2014 @ 2:32 am Reply
    4. 4

      Hi Kay – as something of an expert in the English breakfast I love this idea, but to make it a bit more authentic but still Dutch perhaps you could substitute some borenkool stampot for rosti  (like English “bubble and squeak”). Also regret to confirm that herbs of any sort don’t belong in an English breakfast or with our beloved baked beans – that said, they probably do taste very nice.  Love the site as ever.  Regards Alison (Nederlandse huisvrouwtje uit Engeland) x
       

      Alison on Feb 24, 2014 @ 10:12 pm Reply
      1. I know the English don’t use herbs, but they taste so good in there that they should reconsider :) 
        I’ve never seen cheese on an English breakfast plate either, come to think of it.

        Kay on Feb 25, 2014 @ 7:44 am Reply
    5. 5

      I wish you’d post these things on Google+
      ;)

      Ayoub on Mar 3, 2014 @ 8:24 pm Reply
      1. Hey handsome! KK is being redesigned… I promise you a G+ :)

        Kay on Mar 4, 2014 @ 8:26 am Reply
    6. 6

      I wanted to share this to the thousands of followers I have on G+, but sadly you’ve not included a share button for it.
      While we’re at it… Why aren’t you using G+ anyway. It’s the perfect place for some like your self. It’s full of people who have great cooking ideas to share, plus a flair for photographing their ideas. 
      Seems crazy to ignore a platform that is designed for some one exactly like yourself… and please don’t give the ghost town excuse… Because that’s so far from the truth that it was probably made up by facebook and those who are scared of anything new.  :)

      Hodor on Mar 3, 2014 @ 8:32 pm Reply
      1. My website is kinda before G+ became the new hot thing :)
        It’s currently being redesigned so I’ll make sure to add it to the list of social media sharing! Thanks for the heads up.

        Kay on Mar 4, 2014 @ 8:25 am Reply
    7. 7

      I’d love to share this with friends on Google Plus but it seems you aren’t using that option on your website. I have about 120 friends on Facebook but almost 35,000 on G+. See what you are missing out on!
      Good luck with your website and recipes!

      Barbara on Mar 3, 2014 @ 9:03 pm Reply
    8. 8

      Kay,  het ziet er heeeeeeerlijk uit. Het is hier alleen onmogelijk om witte bonen in tomatensaus te vinden… Nou ja, tenzij ik $4 voor een blikje wil neertellen. Enig idee hoe ik zelf witte bonen in tomatensaus kan maken?

      Maxime on Mar 7, 2014 @ 9:42 pm Reply
      1. Om heel eerlijk te zijn heb ik ze nog nooit zelf gemaakt! Als ik ze zo eens proef lijkt het me vrij basic, iets wat je zelfs kunt doen door wat witte bonen met kant-en-klare (Heinz) Tomato Frito te mengen.

        Kay on Mar 11, 2014 @ 2:41 pm Reply
        1. Ja, het smaakt inderdaad vrij basic… Ik moet maar eens gaan experimenteren!

          Maxime on Mar 13, 2014 @ 3:13 am Reply
    9. 9

      These were seriously amazing. None of your recipes fail to impress!! I added chopped mushrooms to mine to make it a true English breakfast cup!

      Lili on Jul 5, 2014 @ 2:01 am Reply

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