Meal Type: Breakfast
Cook time: 30 minutes
A full cooked breakfast is a great way to start the weekend and it is easy to do in an Aga range cooker – you only need one tin and you can cook the whole thing in the roasting oven. ‘Grill’ the sausages and bacon at the top before moving the tin to the oven floor to ‘fry’ the eggs.
These days, a full cooked breakfast tends to be an occasional treat rather than a daily occurrence so it is worth choosing really good quality sausages and bacon, if you can.
Place sufficient serving dishes in the warming or simmering oven. Loosen the lid of the tin of baked beans and place on a grid shelf in the simmering oven.
Line your roasting tin with a non-stick liner. Halve the tomatoes and mushrooms (if large) and place at one end of the tin, season with salt and pepper. Place the roasting rack into the tin and line the sausages up at one end. Slide the tin onto the top set of runners in the roasting oven and grill for approximately 15 minutes or until the sausages are brown on one side.
Turn the sausages and return to the oven for a further 5-10 minutes. Lay the bacon out onto the grid shelf and return to the top runners and ‘grill’ for a couple of minutes each side.
Remove the tin from the oven and carefully lift out the grid shelf. If the sausages and bacon are cooked to your liking, you can transfer them to a serving dish to keep warm in the simmering oven. Crack the eggs directly into the bottom of the roasting tin and sit the tin on the floor of the roasting oven for 2-3 minutes to ‘fry’ the eggs.
Transfer everything to the warmed serving dishes – don’t forget the baked beans which should now be ready.
Breakfast is ready!
Aga range cooker tips:
- I find the large roasting tin is the perfect size for a cooked breakfast for 4. If feeding a crowd, cook the sausages first and keep warm in the simmering or warming oven whilst you cook the bacon.
- If you like black pudding, this can also be cooked in the tin, underneath the bacon.
- For fat-free eggs, cook them on the simmering plate. Place a non-stick baking sheet on the simmering plate and crack the eggs directly onto this. Lower the lid and cook for a couple of minutes then slide the eggs off the baking sheet using a fish slice or palette knife.
- The cooking time for the sausages with depend on the size of your sausages. I like to use large, meaty sausages and find that these take approximately 30 minutes to cook – if you have thinner sausages, you won’t need so long.
- If using vegetarian sausages, you will need to add a little fat to the vegetables in the bottom of the tin.
This fun family recipe has been scribed and tested by community member Antonia, who is a hard working mum with two boys. Her recipes are trialed in her much loved Aga range cooker and devoured by her family, allowing Antonia to provide accurate tips and advice on how to make the dishes a success! Go check her work out! She is a country girl, happily surrounded by an excitable Lab, her dear husband, two boys and the Cotswolds.