English Breakfast Hotdog – Francis Mallmann style
Francis Mallmann has always been a big inspiration! His extra-ordinary lifestyle breathes BBQ and grilling love! One of his recipes shown in the series “The mind of a Chef” forms the base of this english breakfast hotdog! Combining the blackend tomatoes and coffee dyed bacon and eggs with the traditional english breakfast sausages leads to a little bit of magic in the morning, drinking loads of hot coffee waking up on the side of your fire. What better way to start the day?
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I suppose we all know english breakfast? At least when you’re travelling often you should know the concept. Over here in Belgium we often stick to a sandwich with choco paste in the morning. Or stuff ourselfs with other sweets. In England however breakfast often starts with bacon and eggs, sausages, tomatoes, … A royal start of the morning with a cup of coffee. Something to look forward to when staying in a good hotel. I’m obviously in the lovers camp for this type of breakfast which led me to this recipe for the “Heinz Favorite foodie challenge”. Moreover it’s a perfect match with the coffee dyed bacon and eggs by Francis Mallmann.
I’ve written a post about this argentinan firemaster a while ago after I saw his episode in the Netflix Series “Chef’s table”. In this article I wrote something about myself and how I see cooking and the relation I saw with Francis Mallmann who puts it to a limit. Freedom and back to basics are words coming in my mind when I try to remember what it was all about. Maybe worth a read. But there’s another episode in “The Mind of a Chef” worth a look where Francis Mallmann prepares breakfast for Ed Lee on a cast iron plancha. You can find the episode here on youtube. You’ll notice my hotdog has a lot of links with this episode. The blackened tomatoes might sound strange but don’t worry they are fantastic The blackened surface leads to a flavor explosion you wouldn’t expect from tomatoes.
English breakfast hotdog
Like you’ve might have figured out only the sausage and sandwiches are missing in his recipe to make an english breakfast hotdog. Since Sausages are crucial for a hotdog and english breakfast I figured out it might be a killer combo to start the day with. Those who worry about health issues might do like me and use a chicken sausage for this hotdog. You can finish your hotdog with a touch of ketchup supporting the blackened tomatoes and mayo to bring some creamy touches to the egg. But don’t exagerate with it! You don’t want to overpower the delicious tasting ingredients!
Do you long for a royal breakfast? What are you waiting for? This english breakfast hotdog is all yours! So let me know when you’ve made them on social media! And while talking about social media, if you would do me a favor I’d be sending back some BBQ love to you! Please take a moment to go to this post on instagram and make a comment with @the_bbq_bastard to vote me to another victory in the Heinz Favorite foodie contest.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Yet we often get stuck in routines! This English breakfast hotdog inspired by a Francis Mallmann recipe is here to make a difference! Bacon and eggs, sausage and burned tomatoes! If this isn't a great start of your day I don't know what will be!
- 4 sandwiches
- 4 Thin sausages Chicken sausages are used here!
- 4 slices bacon
- 4 eggs
- 12 cherry tomatoes
- 1 cup strong coffee
- salt and pepper at taste
- Mayonnaise at taste
- Ketchup at taste
Heat your BBQ for a direct cooking session at 200°C. Preheat your cast iron plate until it's hot.
While the fire is getting hot, put the bacon in a cup of strong coffee and let it rest for about 10 minutes.
Halve the cherry tomatoes
Stir the eggs and flavour with salt and pepper
Pour some oil on the cast Iron plate en put the tomatoes on top of it flat side down. Sear them on the hot plate. First they will stick but they will release themself when done! Don't worry if they're black, this is what you need for optimal flavor!
Grill the coffee dyed bacon besides the tomato and grill the sausages on the grid. Depending on the thickness the time for this might differ.
When done remove the bacon and tomatoes from the plate and put aside. Pour the beaten eggs on the grill. They will be done immediately.
Baste the sandwiches with a thin layer of oil and toast them on top of the coals.
Take a toasted sandwich and put a piece of the omelet and bacon and put it in between the sandwich. Put a sausage and the blackened tomatoes on top of it and finish with ketchup at mayo at taste!
The ketchup will support and complement the sweet taste of the blackened tomato while the mayo will support the creamy notes necessary for the eggs! But use them in a subtle way! They're not meant to cover the other flavors!