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Traditional english breakfast Beans vs No Beans

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Traditional english breakfast Beans vs No Beans

Sausage, bacon, mushrooms, fried eggs, grilled tomatoe, fried bread seems to be a standard offering with the only difference being in quality of ingredients and grease factor.

If your at the seaside cafe or a chain restaurant the breakfast comes with baked beans. But have you ever been served your english breakfast with baked beans in a high class hotel

Why would do beans suddenly be deemed in bad taste the more you pay ?

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1. Re: Traditional english breakfast Beans vs No Beans

I'm sure I've been offered beans in high class establishments.

If you count a Hilton as being high class

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2. Re: Traditional english breakfast Beans vs No Beans

Personally, I would be very disappointed if my English breakfast did not come with baked beans.

High class hotel or not.

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3. Re: Traditional english breakfast Beans vs No Beans

I personally prefer tinned tomatoes to Beans. The best breakfast would have these as options.

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4. Re: Traditional english breakfast Beans vs No Beans

Ugg -baked beans are American surely ?

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5. Re: Traditional english breakfast Beans vs No Beans

Baked beans would not have been part of the English breakfast 50+ years ago, but they have been around long enough now to be accepted even in fairly up-market establishments. Hash browns are a far more recent innovation (in the UK) and they're often a choice too.

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6. Re: Traditional english breakfast Beans vs No Beans

I do not regard either baked beans or hash browns as part of an English breakfast and have never included them in my morning fry-up. But saute potatoes (meaning leftover boiled potatoes sliced and fried in with the bacon etc.) - yes please!

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7. Re: Traditional english breakfast Beans vs No Beans

Baked beans are the sign of a rubbish breakfast. They mask the taste of good quality ingredients and are hence much-loved in transport caffs. Likewise tinned tomatoes are an abomination, tomatoes should always be fresh, halved and fried in the pan with bacon, black pudding or laver bread if you can find it, mushrooms, a good quality sausage and eggs - poached, fried or scambled, with a sprig or parsley, and some toast on the side. Accept no imitations ;-)

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<Ugg -baked beans are American surely ?>

Well yes and no. Originally a french recipe exported to North America in the early settler days and modified and adapted probably numerous times before settling down to the present recipe in the late 1800s - and then reexported back to Europe

They've been available in the UK (originally as an exotic luxury) since the 1880s

Edited: 26 May 2011, 17:03
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I'd be more inclined to see a breakfast in a transport cafe as authentic than the sort you'd be likely to get in a hotel, baked beans or no baked beans. And sprig of parsley? Pretentious, but hardly authentic.

Edited: 26 May 2011, 17:08
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10. Re: Traditional english breakfast Beans vs No Beans

Have to disagree with PoolLounger.

Tinned tomatos have a lot more taste than the usually tasteless fresh ones.

The lovely juice is great for dipping your bread in.

Much prefer the tinned.

Graham