Madeleine Shaw shares her Full English with a healthy twist – a delicious feast for breakfast or brunch.
5 Burford Brown eggs
1 cup of Sweet potato, peeled and grated
4 tbsp of Porridge oats
2 Spring onions, finely chopped
4 Portobello mushrooms
2 tbsp of Pesto
1 can of Butterbeans, drained
1 Shallot finely chopped
2 Beef tomatoes, chopped
2 tbsp of Tomato concentrate
1 crushed Garlic cloves
1/2 tsp of Oregano
1/4 tsp of Chilli powder
1/2 tsp of Smoked Paprika
Sea salt and pepper
2 slices of Sourdough Bread
In a pot place a tsp of the olive oil and then shallots, fry for 5 minutes
Then add the garlic, a pinch of salt and dried spices, stir for a minute then add the chopped tomatoes, tomato concentrate and butterbeans, cook for 15 minutes and then turn down to a low heat and keep warm while you finish the other components.
Make the sweet potato hash by placing one egg in a bowl and whisk it for 30 seconds, season with salt and pepper, then add in the grated sweet potato, oats until combined well.
Heat a tsp of the oil in a pan to a medium heat, divide the sweet potato mixture into 4 even balls and roll into pattie-like shape. Cook in the oil for 3-4 minutes each side until cooked through. Keep in tin foil to keep warm.
To make the portobello mushrooms add a little oil to a frying pan and place the mushrooms in at a medium heat. Brush with the pesto and cook for 5 minutes turning them over half way through.
Finally toast the sourdough until golden brown and in a large frying pan – fry off the 4 remaining eggs in a little olive oil. Cook them sunny side up for 2-3 minutes until the white is cooked through but the yolk is still a little runny. Season the eggs with salt and plate everything together and enjoy!
Photography: Martin Poole & Emma Gutteridge.