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To think beans are a staple ingredient of a fry up?

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JustStirItUna Wed 31-Dec-14 10:03:06

DH thinks a traditional fry up should be served without beans. I think it's not a proper fry up without some kind of moisture.

Who's right?

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Wed 31-Dec-14 10:04:59


pumpkinsweetie Wed 31-Dec-14 10:06:21

Imo beans make a fry-up, but my dh hates beans, he has tinned tomatoes with his.

ApocalypseThen Wed 31-Dec-14 10:06:22

I can think of little more revolting than beans at breakfast.

Catswiththumbs Wed 31-Dec-14 10:06:32

Tinned tomatoes are king here <gavel>

HollyBdenum Wed 31-Dec-14 10:06:56

DH. Beans are only a vital component in a veggie fry-up. If you have bacon, then beans are optional. Anyway, surely the egg yolk provides moisture?

HappyJustToBe Wed 31-Dec-14 10:07:10

Beans are necessary.

LongDistanceLove Wed 31-Dec-14 10:07:25

Yes to beans smile no to tinned tomatoes.

EatShitDerek Wed 31-Dec-14 10:08:25

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HollyBdenum Wed 31-Dec-14 10:09:20

Vital: bacon, eggs, fried/toasted bread of some sort depending on region, plus at least one item from the optional list.

Optional: mushrooms, tomatoes, sausages, beans, black pudding, other regional specialities.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 31-Dec-14 10:09:55


schmalice Wed 31-Dec-14 10:10:07

Yes to beans! Although in our house (DH only I hasten to add) you have to create a bacon barrier so that the beans don't touch the toast. He's an odd child.

Gruntfuttock Wed 31-Dec-14 10:10:15

OP, how can there be "rules" about this? It's a matter of personal taste and choice only, not about what you consider to be right or wrong. I can't stand beans, so it would be pointless if I was served beans with my breakfast just because someone considered that they "should" be there. They wouldn't get eaten. What's the point of that?

NotCitrus Wed 31-Dec-14 10:10:41

No beans nor tinned tomatoes, but at least one of fried tomatoes or mushrooms.

Only1scoop Wed 31-Dec-14 10:11:01

Served in a ramekin on the side?

PitchWrapped Wed 31-Dec-14 10:11:58

Yes beans no tomatoes

VirginiaTonic Wed 31-Dec-14 10:14:54

I don't think baked beans would be included in a truly traditional English breakfast, however I prefer mine with beans. Have whatever you like.

iklboo Wed 31-Dec-14 10:15:43

I prefer tinned tomatoes. Beans are too sweet at breakfast for me - even reduced sugar ones. My ideal fry up:

Bacon, sausage, black pudding, tinned tomatoes, mushrooms, fried bread. Big mug of strong tea.

(Makes shopping list).

iklboo Wed 31-Dec-14 10:16:33

Or a potato cake instead of the fried bread.

DeliciousIrony Wed 31-Dec-14 10:16:57


I love beans at any time of day.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Wed 31-Dec-14 10:19:12

No, sorry. I'd have grilled tomatoes (admittedly I don't have a proper fry up because I don't eat egg).

ArgyMargy Wed 31-Dec-14 10:20:02

No beans or hellish tomatoes. Mushrooms definitely. I really want a fry up now!!

SteveBrucesNose Wed 31-Dec-14 10:20:36

Beans are essential, but cannot, I repeat, CANNOT be touching the egg.

Sausages are there as a barrier. No egg yolk or egg white can touch beans or else it is wrong.

R4roger Wed 31-Dec-14 10:22:00

not beans.
beans are an unnecessary addition.
bacon egg and toms and toast here, and poss sausages.

formerbabe Wed 31-Dec-14 10:22:14

I like beans but once they are heated I drain them through a colander as I hate the juice!

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