What makes a perfect Scottish breakfast?

What’s the most important meal of the day? My usual response to that question is: “The next one…”

A quick poll around HQ and the most popular answer is breakfast.
And why not, when many of the finest breakfast ingredients are made in Scotland. Ok, so we’re biased, but you really must try these Scottish breakfast recipes for yourself.
The Full Scottish Breakfast
Full Scottish Breakfast by Scottish Food Overseas
Not the lightest of dishes – more of a hefty brunch to fuel a long walk or some other mildly strenuous exertion, this involves a delicious selection of lorne sausage, black pudding, back bacon, fried egg, potato scone, fried mushrooms, grilled tomato and baked beans.
And toast.
To make the perfect full Scottish breakfast,  get the best-quality lorne sausages and black pudding. And remember to give the mushrooms and tomatoes plenty of time to soften and sweeten while you lose yourself in the newspaper and sip your coffee.
Or better yet, have a pot of Scottish Breakfast Tea. Its malty taste pairs perfectly with a fry-up.

Oatcakes, smoked salmon and scrambled egg

Scottish breakfast: Oatcakes, smoked salmon and scrambled egg

A much lighter Scottish breakfast alternative than the its meaty alternative, but wonderfully warming,  creamy and with a bit of crunch too.

Allow two eggs and ½ tablespoon of milk per person, beaten together with some salt and pepper. Pour into a non-stick pan in which you have melted a knob of butter, and cook the eggs over a gentle heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring all the time, until the eggs are cooked.

To serve, spoon the scrambled eggs on top of the oatcakes, and serve with slices of Scottish Smoked Salmon. Yummy.

Just two ideas … we’re sure you can do better. So what do you serve for breakfast?

PS If any of you have tried to make a Scottish breakfast pizza we’d love to see it.

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