Boxing Day is so much more relaxed than Christmas Day, because there’s time for idling about. I can’t be bothered, nor can I afford, to go shopping in the sales, so Boxing Day to us means a slow start.
And with a slow start comes a desire for a proper breakfast. None of this leaping up before 6 am and having a fruit smoothie in a rush to get ready for work. Today involves a gentle amble round the kitchen, looking out of the windows at the snow piled up outside, while drinking a coffee.
A slow start means you are more than ready for a more substantial breakfast… smoothies are fine, delicious even, but somehow on days like this your mind wanders towards some sort of fry up.
As it is Boxing Day there are leftovers from Christmas Day… sprouts, carrots, roast potatoes… and a couple of pigs in blankets.
There are even some carrot and parsnip parcels wrapped in Parma Ham
All of that would fry up nicely. Not exactly bubble and squeak but as near as possible….
So start chopping those vegetables
You want lots of edges so they can brown and crisp in a big frying pan with a spoonful of oil
Give it all a good stir round
Now those browned bits are slightly carmelised… there’s a sweetness and a hint of charring. And who on earth would not like fried potatoes?
What other day of the year would you look at a cold Brussels sprout and say to yourself that it would be all the better for frying up for breakfast? All you need for breakfast perfection is a fried egg