Jamie Oliver

Breakfast eggy crumpets

With smoked bacon and a hint of chilli

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Breakfast eggy crumpets

Serves 2
Cooks In10 minutes
DifficultySuper easy
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    481
    24%
  • Fat
    23.5g
    34%
  • Saturates
    5.3g
    27%
  • Protein
    18.7g
    42%
  • Carbs
    48.6g
    19%
  • Sugar
    10.7g
    12%

Of an adult's reference intake

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it’s associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease

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Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    481
    24%
  • Fat
    23.5g
    34%
  • Saturates
    5.3g
    27%
  • Protein
    18.7g
    42%
  • Carbs
    48.6g
    19%
  • Sugar
    10.7g
    12%

Of an adult's reference intake

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it’s associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease

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Ingredients

  • 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
  • 2 large free-range eggs
  • sea salt
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Method

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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