Weekend breakfasts are my absolute FAVE! I mean I do try to jazz up my boring weekday porridge with colourful fruits, a handful of seeds and a sprinkling of superfood, but at the end of the day, it’s still a standard super quick to make bowl of porridge. That’s why I love weekend breakfasts. Saturday and Sunday mornings are the perfect excuse to spend a bit more time in the kitchen and concoct a delicious (if a little naughty) treat!
Weekends are the only days that me and the boyf actually eat breakfast together so we always make sure that we cook up something tasty together, use our fancy coffee in the cafeteria, and take as long as we can to sit and enjoy our wonderful creation.
Fast becoming one of our favourites is Posh Bacon Butties.
- Bacon (we like to use smoked back bacon)
- A nice loaf of bread (we run down to the local bakery and pick up a freshly baked loaf the morning of)
- Onion (red works best but white is fine as well)
- Fresh coriander
- Sauce (we’re definitely brown sauce guys but I guess Ketchup is just as good if you’re that way inclined)
- Cherry tomatoes
- A splash of balsamic vinegar and some olive oil
- Salt and Pepper
To start, turn on your grill and get a frying pan on.
Start by chopping up your onion, and chucking it in a hot frying pan with a splash of oil to get it going.
While the onions are starting to cook, chop the cherry tomatoes into quarters, and slice your bread up into nice generous slices.
Give your onions a quick toss and then get the bacon under a hot grill.
Go back to your onions, season to taste and add a splash of balsamic vinegar so that they start to caramelise and get a bit of a sweeter taste. We like the onions to be just a little bit burnt but not too black, but it’s completely up to you how long you want to leave them on for.
Once your bacon is cooked to your preferred crispiness it’s time to assembly your posh bacon butty!
Butter your bread (I like to use a low fat Bertolli but Pete goes all out and uses proper butter), add a couple of pieces of bacon, some of your onions, a few pieces of cherry tomato, and then rip up a bit of fresh coriander and sprinkle on top. To finish your masterpiece, a squeeze of brown sauce.
So I know this isn’t exactly the healthiest breakfast ever, but it’s definitely not the worst. As I’ve said before, I’m not a nutritionist and I don’t know the ins and outs of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ food. But what I do know, is this tastes GOOD, and a little naughtiness every once in a while isn’t so bad!
To choose the healthier option I simply make sure that I use wholewheat bread, low fat spread/butter, and grill the bacon rather than fry
Go ahead and give your standard bacon sarnie a bit of class this weekend! I promise you won’t be disappointed.