A FULL English breakfast is a delicate balance of unhealthy ingredients. Messing with the formula in these ways can totally ruin it.
In a meal that contains 2,000 calories, the inclusion of brown bread would be a futile nod to healthy eating. A couple of wholemeal slices aren’t going to offset the fat and grease of the rest of the meal, so don’t even bother. Stick with the cheapest white loaf available and load them up with salted butter as nature intended.
The foundation of a good fry up is moisture. Ketchup and brown sauce play their part, but they’re supporting actors. Baked beans are the stars who bring the whole heart-attack-inducing platter together, so if your breakfast only contains half a dozen of them you might as well bin it. You could ask for more, but making a reasonable complaint in a cafe is too assertive for a meal with ‘English’ in the title.
A full English breakfast is not a meal that does things by halves. Clue’s in the name. If it comes served with a solitary banger then the chef is either taking the piss or marking you out for death like a Mafia kiss. The only item it’s okay to have one of is the weird half of grilled tomato because nobody ever eats them anyway.
A rogue ingredient
Full English breakfasts are the result of generations of culinary evolution, so nobody should be f**king with them by throwing in grilled halloumi or some sliced avocado. Not only would these ingredients go against science and the laws of the universe, they would taste shit and give chefs a chance to charge you more.
A full English comes with fried eggs. That’s a constitutional right enshrined in the Magna Carta, probably. Even if it isn’t, why would anyone want scrambled, poached or boiled eggs instead? A greasy spoon breakfast without fried eggs swimming in enough oil to cut 20 years off your life is essentially a salad and should be avoided.