Quick lunch: eggy crumpets

Eggy bread is lush. Fact. Eggy crumpets are super lush. FACT FACT FACT!!!!!

We needed a quick and comforting lunch on Sunday when we were in the midst of a marathon weekend of birthday parties – Sam had three to go to in two days. I wish my social life was that active!

We had a pack of crumpets lurking in the freezer, and to make a change from crumpet pizza I decided to dunk them in beaten egg and gently fry them in butter. They were triumphant, golden and juicy. It was one of those moments when you realise you’re going to make this meal again, and again, and again…

As it was a lunchtime affair I served them up with a dollop of hummus, some grated carrot and a few grapes.

But really you could eat them with all manner of accompaniments. For breakfast you could serve them with rashers of crispy bacon, grilled tomatoes and mushrooms. Or go stateside and drizzle with maple syrup and a dusting of icing sugar.

It could also be another vehicle for a tin of beans or plum tomatoes. This is storecupboard cooking at its finest.

Eggy crumpets

Serves: 2 adults, 2 children

2 eggs, beaten
6 crumpets
knob of butter

1. Put the beaten egg in a wide shallow dish and then place the crumpets in and wiggle around to soak up the egg, turning to make sure both sides get a good coating.

2. Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed frying pan on a medium heat and then fry the crumpets for 2 minutes per side until golden.

3. Serve immediately with whatever you fancy!


About Katie Bryson

Katie Bryson is a freelance food writer and blogger. She left a career in online news at the BBC to immerse herself in the culinary world, taking in courses at Leiths School of Food and Wine and an internship at Waitrose along the way. Her family food blog www.feedingboys.co.uk is bursting with recipes and tips for feeding hungry families that’ll help inspire all those frazzled parents out there wondering what on earth to cook for tea!
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10 Responses to Quick lunch: eggy crumpets

  1. HELEN says:

    ooh, really like the sound of this – we always have a few packs of crumpets in the freezer….today however I just have one lonely crumpet so will have to try them next week.

  2. Great sounding super quick snack! We’ll try them. Hope you had a lovely weekend.

  3. mummiafelice says:

    Yum! I’ve just made Little One and myself this for lunch. Very yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Pati from London says:

    Will definitely try this one as it seems like a yummy autumn quick lunch treat!!! x Pati

  5. love eggy fried bread, one of the reasons I kept free range chickens… but must admit never though to try this one, sound really yum…might try them during the week with bacon and tomato for an easy tea.

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