The Breakfast Stack

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This is recipe is great for those of you who have decided to take some time at the beginning of your home working day to prepare something a bit different for breakfast.

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breakfast stack recipe for busy home working business owners

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15-20 minutes

Serves 4

  • 4 large Portobello mushrooms
  • 2 beef tomatoes
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 4 slices unsmoked back bacon
  • 2 wholemeal English-style muffins, halved
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives


Total cost: £4.38
Cost per serving: £1.10

Remove the stalks from the mushrooms and place in a grill pan. Slice the ends off the tomatoes and cut in half to create 2 circle shapes and place in the grill pan with the mushrooms. Place under a preheated grill for 5 minutes each side. Set aside and keep warm.

Meanwhile, poach the eggs for 2-3 minutes (one at a time if easier).

Place the bacon in the grill pan and grill for 5-6 minutes, turning once until golden and
towards the end of cooking toast the muffins.

Stack the bacon on top of the muffins then top with the mushrooms, tomatoes and then egg.
Scatter with the chives and season with black pepper.

Hints and Tips

To poach eggs, bring a wide, shallow pan of water to just simmering. Using the handle of a
slotted spoon, swirl the simmering water to create a whirlpool or vortex then crack the eggs,
one or two at a time, directly into the centre of the whirlpool.

As the eggs cook, use the spoon to keep the water moving and ensure the egg whites wrap
around the yolks (do this carefully so as not to break the eggs).

After 1-2 minutes, or when the egg white is cooked, remove them from the pan using the
slotted spoon and set aside to drain on kitchen paper. For a firm yolk cook for a further
minute or so.

For a vegetarian option simply remove the bacon.

Nutritional Information

Nutrient Per portion Per 100g
Calories 242 80
Protein 16.6 5.5
Fat 11.8 3.9
 of which Saturated Fat 3.8 1.2
Carbohydrate 18.6 6.1
 of which sugar 4.6 1.5
Sodium equivalent 0.7 0.2

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