American attempts to make Full English for first time and Brits aren’t impressed
The Full English is a staple of British cuisine and as such, us Brits take it very personally whenever someone tries to mess with one.
A Reddit user from the US recently found this out the hard way after sharing their attempts at whipping one up.
The unnamed home cook took to the r/CasualUK forum to share a look at the first-ever Full English breakfast they’d made.
They posted a photo of their incredibly full plate, writing alongside it: “As an American I try to cook my partner English food, am I only missing a tomato? And a bigger plate?”
On their plate there was two fried eggs, two sausages, some bacon, three hash browns, baked beans, black pudding, mushrooms and four triangles of toast.
The post has garnered over 22,000 up votes, with more than 2,130 people commenting on it to share their thoughts.
And it’s fair to say that many people were unimpressed with the breakfast, with one person going as far as to say they thought it belonged in the “trash”.
Others left ridiculously harsh criticism below the photo, despite having only minor issues to pick at.
One person said: “You’re missing proper English bacon mate, not that American stuff that comes in strips.”
A second replied: “Bangers ain’t blackened enough and what are those triangular foreign things with rounded corners? Fried half tomatoes would negate the cholesterol levels in the traditional manner.”
“Hash browns look like you’ve just waved them at the oven instead of actually cooking them pal,” wrote a third.
Someone else proclaimed: “I think you missed the trash can…”
A different user added: “What the f**k is that? It doesn’t even look cooked? Lmao wtf.”
However not everyone thought they’d done a bad job.
A sixth responded: “Good first try. You’ve nailed the bacon. Sausages… Need a bit more colour (colour) to them. Eggs… Depends how your partner likes them, yolk looks a touch too solid. Beans… Reduce then down in the pan. Toast looks fine. Great job, 7/10.”
Another user commented: “A strong effort but black pudding is the work of the devil.”