Breakfasts to rival the Ulster Fry

I am about to eat my favorite breakfast of all time: Eggs Florentine. In DC, it is usually hard to find as everyone else seems to prefer Eggs Benedict. I think the Canadians can keep their pseudo bacon, I like my english muffins (the actual English call them crumpets) topped with spinach below the softly poached eggs and the ladelful of hollandaise sauce.

The breakfast I ate at the Montage in Deer Valley ran this morning’s excellent breakfast a close second though. The Montage Deer Valley serves tortillas, black beans. a hot green chile salsa, guacamole, sour cream, 2 fried eggs and a mess of tomatoes, cheese and onions to keep skiers going all day. I tucked into the Huevos Rancheros before going to the airport and thus avoided unpleasant in-flight extortion, just to eat.

It is all a far cry from the British Airways shuttle that used to run between Belfast and London in my young day. They offered a complimentary “fry in the sky” and residents of Ulster used to enjoy “the heap at 30,000 feet” before embarking on their business in London. Stickin’out, so it was.

About Liz Barron

US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia. Permanent address in Washington DC. Deep roots in Northern Ireland and persistent Belfast accent. Blogger,cook, mother, grandma, Scrabble-player and enthusiastic world traveler.
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3 Responses to Breakfasts to rival the Ulster Fry

  1. Jane says:

    Oh Blarney Crone! We English do NOT call muffins crumpets… We call muffins ‘muffins’ and crumpets ‘crumpets’. The two are different – muffins are quite dense breads which are cut in half and toasted; crumpets have a cratered surface and are toasted and served whole. I am sure you knew the difference once – been too long in the land of the Amercan ‘muffin’ (or fairy cakes as we would probably call them!)

  2. Targe of Takoma says:

    Jane, I was going to make the same point, although I dare say that American “English” muffins aren’t fairy cakes (no sugar in these muffins). They are dense, but closer to a farmer’s white bread, not nearly as dense as crumpets.

    Liz, don’t do poached in our house, but made a version of this with souffled (scrambled set up in the oven) eggs this morning! Yum.

  3. Barry Fyfe says:

    Liz, there should NEVER be beans on an Ulster fry, beans at breakfast is too English!! (they seem to eat beans for every meal!)

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