Breakfast eggy crumpets

Eggy crumpets with smokey bacon and maple syrup

Serves 2

  • 2 large free-range eggs

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 fresh red chilli, deseeded and very finely chopped

  • 6 rashers higher-welfare smoked bacon

  • olive oil

  • 4 round crumpets

  • brown sauce or maple syrup, to serve

Crack your eggs into a bowl and give them a little whisk with a small pinch of salt and pepper and most of the chopped chilli. Then heat a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and fry the bacon in a tiny amount of olive oil. Let it crisp up on both sides.

Meanwhile, get your crumpets and really push them into the egg and chilli mixture. Turn them a few times – they'll soak it up like a sponge. Push the golden bacon to one side and tilt the pan so the fat runs into the middle. Add the crumpets to the pan and fry them for a few minutes until golden, then turn them over and fry them on the other side.



Serve the eggy crumpets topped with the crispy bacon, with a dollop of brown sauce or a drizzle of maple syrup. To finish, you can sprinkle over any extra chopped chilli, if you're a chilli freak like me. Perfect – heaven on a plate.

Nutritional Information

Breakfast eggy crumpets

With smoked bacon and a hint of chilli

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This has all my breakfast favourites and is so simple – perfect if you're feeling a little delicate
Serves 2
10m
Super easy
Method

This cheeky little version of eggy bread is one of my favourite breakfasts - particularly if I've got a hangover! Brown sauce is great with the eggs but maple syrup is fantastic with the smoky bacon, so take your pick. I got the idea of adding some chilli from a scrambled eggs dish I had in Italy – delicious.

Crack your eggs into a bowl and give them a little whisk with a small pinch of salt and pepper and most of the chopped chilli. Then heat a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and fry the bacon in a tiny amount of olive oil. Let it crisp up on both sides.
Meanwhile, get your crumpets and really push them into the egg and chilli mixture. Turn them a few times – they'll soak it up like a sponge. Push the golden bacon to one side and tilt the pan so the fat runs into the middle. Add the crumpets to the pan and fry them for a few minutes until golden, then turn them over and fry them on the other side.

Serve the eggy crumpets topped with the crispy bacon, with a dollop of brown sauce or a drizzle of maple syrup. To finish, you can sprinkle over any extra chopped chilli, if you're a chilli freak like me. Perfect – heaven on a plate.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:
  • Calories 481 24%
  • Carbs 48.6g 21%
  • Sugar 10.7g 12%
  • Fat 23.5g 34%
  • Saturates 5.3g 27%
  • Protein 18.7g 42%
Of an adult's reference intake

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