One Dish Like This
Throw those curtains wide! One meal like this a year’d see me right!
Elbow are an English rock band formed in Bury, Manchester, in 1997. The band consists of Guy Garvey (lead vocals, guitar), Craig Potter (keyboard, piano, backing vocals), Mark Potter (guitar, backing vocals) and Pete Turner (bass guitar, backing vocals). They have played together since 1990, adopting the name Elbow in 1997.
The band have released seven studio albums, Asleep in the Back (2001), Cast of Thousands (2003), Leaders of the Free World (2005), The Seldom Seen Kid (2008), Build a Rocket Boys! (2011), The Take Off and Landing of Everything (2014), and Little Fictions (2017). Their studio albums, as well as their B-sides compilation Dead in the Boot (2012), all reached the top 15 of the British album chart. Seven of their singles placed in the top 40 of the British singles chart.
In 2008, Elbow won the Mercury Music Prize for their album The Seldom Seen Kid, and in 2009 they won the Brit Award for Best British Group. In 2012, they released “First Steps”, the BBC theme for the 2012 London Olympics.
4-8 Bacon Rashers
Button Mushrooms (halved)
1 Onion (cut into rings)
4-8 Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
1 Potato (boiled and chopped)
1 can Baked Beans
The Seldom Seen Kid is one of my favourite albums. I remember discovering their songs with my dad whilst watching them perform on the BBC interactive services. They played the album live with the BBC Concert Orchestra (conducted by Mike Dixon), featuring London choir Chantage. We sat and watched the whole thing a couple of times through, on repeat, as the music was just phenomenal.
Inspired by my favourite track, One Day Like This, I thought a Full English Breakfast would be the best meal to represent the song, especially with the following lyrics:
“Cause holy cow, I love your eyes
And only now I see you like
Yeah, lying with me half awake
Stumbling over what to say
Well, anyway, it’s looking like a beautiful day”
Step by Step Instructions
Preheat the grill to medium-hot. Grill the sausages for 5 minutes, turning frequently. Add the bacon to the wire rack, grill for 5 minutes on each side or until the sausages are cooked through.
Meanwhile, add oil to a frying pan and add the button mushrooms, onion, tomato and potato. Fry until the mushrooms, tomato and onions are softened and the potato is golden brown.
Heat the beans in a small pan until piping hot. Crack the eggs into a non-stick pan and cook to your liking.
Assemble your breakfast on a large plate, adding brown sauce or tomato ketchup if you fancy it.
One Dish Like This
- Frying pan
- Wire tray rack
- 4-6 Sausages
- 4-8 Bacon Rashers
- Olive Oil
- Button Mushrooms halved
- 1 Onion cut into rings
- 4-8 Cherry Tomatoes halved
- 1 Potato boiled and chopped
- 1 can Baked Beans
- 2 Eggs
- Preheat the grill to medium-hot. Grill the sausages for 5 minutes, turning frequently. Add the bacon to the wire rack, grill for 5 minutes on each side or until the sausages are cooked through.
- Meanwhile, add oil to a frying pan and add the button mushrooms, onion, tomato and potato. Fry until the mushrooms, tomato and onions are softened and the potato is golden brown.
- Heat the beans in a small pan until piping hot. Crack the eggs into a non-stick pan and cook to your liking.
- Assemble your breakfast on a large plate, adding brown sauce or tomato ketchup if you fancy it.
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