I’ve recently been doing a bit of reading on the net about the traditional Full English Breakfast. While I can feel my arteries clogging just from reading about it, i’ve become so enthralled by the “romance” of it that i’d like to try preparing one for myself and perhaps a couple of victims / family members. Problem is, though I can find plenty on the net about what’s in an FEB, I can’t find any advice on how to prepare one. Some of it seems pretty much straightforward (fried eggs) but a few things (black pudding) are Greek to me. I know this board has its fair share of Brits, so if anyone could help me out with learning how to prepare an FEB, i’d much appreciate it.
A couple of the points I could use advice on-
-In what order should the components be cooked?
-What should one use to fry the components - Vegetable oil, shortening, lard?
-Black pudding: Do you prepare this yourself or buy it? If the latter, where can you buy it in the States?
-Sausages: What brand/type of sausage should one use - pork links a la Farmer John, or something more along the lines of a bratwurst?
Bacon: Crispy or soft? Will any kind do, or should a specific type be used?
-Tomatoes/mushrooms: What kind of each should one use for an optimal fry-up?
-Eggs: Is there a specific size egg that should be used, or will any do?
-Fried bread: What kind of bread should one use?
-The rest: Is there anything an uncultured Yank like myself needs to know about little things essential to a “real” FEB, i.e. presentation, how and with what the components are cooked, etc.?