Thursday, 30 July 2015

Sausages, Eggs, Beans and Toast

Fried eggs, sausages and beans with toast

There's something incredibly comforting about sausages, eggs and beans (with or without chips!), even though it is often seen as a prime example of the unimaginative nature of typical British cuisine. Although it's not of course the healthiest of fayre, there's nothing wrong with enjoying it occasionally as a special treat. In this instance, I've served the sausages, eggs and beans with hot buttered toast.

Sausages should be fried very gently

Ingredients per Person

4 thick pork sausages
Vegetable or sunflower oil for frying
2 eggs
Small can of baked beans in tomato sauce
2 slices of bread
Butter (optional)
2 basil leaves, rolled and shredded, to garnish

Egg broken in to small bowl for adding to frying pan


Remember that the sausages and eggs should be removed from the fridge and allowed to reach room temperature (minimum twenty minutes) before they are cooked.

Pour a little oil in to a non-stick frying pan and turn the heat on to minimum. Add the sausages and fry on low heat until done, turning frequently with tongs or a spatula. That took around twenty minutes in this instance.

Sausages are served on bed of beans in tomato sauce

When the sausages are almost done, break the eggs in to two small bowls or ramekins. This makes it much easier to add them to the frying pan. Gently heat the beans in a small saucepan before spooning in to the base of a deep plate. Lift the sausages on to the beans and carefully wipe the frying pan with a wad of kitchen paper, leaving effectively only a residue of oil.

Gently frying eggs

Sit the frying pan back on the heat and turn the setting up to medium. Put your bread in to the toaster. When the frying pan is fairly hot, gently pour the eggs in to opposite sides of the pan. After about twenty to thirty seconds, turn down the heat to low and cook the eggs until the white is set right up to and all the way around the yolk.

If you prefer your eggs over easy, turn them just before the white is set all around the yolk and cook for one more minute.

Fried eggs are laid on sausages

Lift the cooked eggs with a spatula on to the top of the sausages.

Toast is arranged around sausages, eggs and beans

Butter the toast and half each slice diagonally. Arrange around the sausages, eggs and beans and garnish with the sliced basil.

Tucking in to sausages, eggs, beans and toast

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