The internet is a useful source of recipes. So, I thought I would add to the stock, especially as transmission of cooking skills has become something of an issue.
Take one onion, one tomato, two or three mushrooms. Skin onion and dice. Top-and-tail tomato and slice laterally in half. Remove mushroom stalks and cut each mushroom into up to four pieces. Remove extraneous bits. Remember that the kitchen knife cutting up vegetables, etc never touches animal products (egg, meat, dairy).
Grease egg poacher with butter, break two eggs into poacher.
If having hot liquid (tea, hot chocolate, coffee) with meal, organise at appropriate juncture depending on speed of appliance. I have mint tea, so I turn the electric kettle on before anything else and then turn it back on when I turn egg poacher off.
Take two rashers of bacon. If you like your bacon crisp, place in cold frying pan and turn on stove. If not (and I don’t), place butter in pan and turn on stove. Once pan is thinly coated in butter, place in onions. Once the onions start making noise, push to one side of pan and place in bacon. Slightly brown on one side, warm other side, put bacon warm side down on onions–the butter and bacon fat help stop onions from sticking, though an occasional shifting around with spatula or pan scraper helps.
Turn on egg poacher.
Put some more slivers of butter in pan. Place mushrooms underside down in pan (unless they are thin, in which case after tomatoes). Place tomato halves in pan. Turn tomatoes over regularly. After they have had time to cook a little, turn mushrooms over so topside is down–this makes it more obvious when mushrooms are done. (When they are, so is everything else in fry pan: if using a cast iron fry pan–strongly recommended–do not hesitate to turn heat off if you think things are getting done as fry pan will keep cooking for some minutes thereafter.) If mushrooms are sticking, put further slivers of butter in–frying in butter does good things to mushrooms. Adding in fresh sage leaves is good too. On the other hand, frying until the butter is cooked away means less grease in the final meal.
When poacher announces eggs are poached, turn poacher off. (And frying pan, if not already.) Drain off any liquid over eggs and place eggs on plate. Place bacon next to them, then tomatoes on other side of bacon, put onions on top of the tomato and mushroom framing other side of eggs.
Put water in frying pan, to enable easy wiping after meal.
I call it the Gluttony breakfast, because this is what the dish is called at Seddon Deadly Sins, my favourite cafe, though I eschew the toast. From assembling the tools and ingredients to sitting down and eating takes 22 minutes or less.
(BTW, cooked tomatoes appear to be good for the prostrate. Regular consumption thereof and regular exercise of muscles at base of groin is cheaper than Viagra(tm) for retaining erective function and with less side-effects.)
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