classic pan-cooked breakfast

Serves 4   Approx time: 35 mins  


  • 4 chipolatas, good-quality
  • 4 rashers smoked streaky bacon
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 150 g mushrooms, roughly sliced
  • few sprigs fresh thyme, leaves picked
  • 16 cherry tomatoes
  • 4 large eggs, free-range
  • bread, optional, to serve



Make sure the stirrer attachment is in place in the pan, then set the temperature to 250°C. Preheat your grill to high.

Chop the chipolatas and bacon into 3cm chunks. Once the pan has heated up, add the olive oil and bacon and set the timer for 5 minutes. Once the time's up, add the chipolatas and set the timer for a further 7 minutes.

Add the mushrooms and thyme leaves to the pan and set the timer for 5 minutes – all those meat juices will add great depth of flavour to the mushrooms. Add the cherry tomatoes and set the timer for a further 5 minutes. Once the tomatoes start to release their juices, carefully remove the stirrer attachment. Make four spaces in the pan and, one by one, crack the eggs into them. Set the timer for a final 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, if you fancy toast, get your bread under the grill. Once the eggs are cooked, use a large metal spoon to divide the breakfast between your plates. Serve with the toast and all your favourite sauces.

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