Glenn commented on a recent post that kedgeree was one of his three favourite breakfasts.  I would be interested to learn what the other two are.

I gave some thought to what my three favourites might be, and could not decide on the top three.  In fact the mental exercise brought to mind some great breakfasts, some of which  I had all but forgotten.

So far I have twelve favourite breakfasts, listed here in no particular order:

  • Full Irish Breakfast  as served in the pub in Baile Uí Bheacháin (Ballyvaughan) – Bacon, Eggs, Black pudding, White pudding, Sausage, Tomato, Toast and Irish tea.  A man can do a whole day of tourism on a start like that.  Some places I stayed served it with baked beans and hash browns, but that hardly seems Irish to me.  This breakfast just knocks plain old bacon and eggs off the list.
  • Fluffy omelette
  • Kedgeree
  • Rurae  – “stirred egg” Dutch Indonesian style
  • Bacon and Beans Dutch style
  • Kipper (smeared with a little lemon/lime aioli)  and toast
  • Indonesian curried chicken livers on toast
  • Spicy sweet corn fritters 
  • Scrambled eggs and smoked salmon on toast
  • Home made slow cooked Boston baked beans.  Knocks even Mr Wattie’s superlative canned baked beans off the list.  I last made this in Fiji.  Molasses is an essential ingredient. I must see if I can find some here.
  • Eggs BenedictKnocks plain old poached eggs off the list.
  • Bubble and Squeak

Over the next few months I am going to post the recipes for these breakfasts on my cookblog, except the Irish and those already posted.

I would be very interested to learn the favourite breakfasts of others. Please leave a comment!  


About Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.
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4 Responses to Breakfast

  1. Alan says:

    Phil suggested trifle. Seems like a high energy start to me! That reminded me of my favourite Christmas morning breakfast long ago when Christmas was special, and fun. Sanitarium toasted muesli with Bailey’s Irish Cream. I used to start Christmas Day as I meant to go on. Stuffing a turkey is more fun intoxicated.


  2. Alan says:

    Ah Croissants! Not something I can make at home, though those frozen ready to cook ones were bloody good! I had a Canadian neighbour in Fiji who made really good baon and pancakes. She had really good maple syrup too.


  3. Pilgrim33 says:

    1/Eggs Benedict.
    2/Pancakes w/bacon and maple syrup,maybe a fried egg or two.
    Must be well smoked bacon.

    I don’t think I’ve ever noticed a Kipper in Auckland unless that scrabbling in the undergrowth is the feral variety.

    Oh,and fresh croissants with tapenade and feta is a regular.
    Preferably goats milk feta.


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