An Australian Breakfast
An Aussie breakfast can take many forms but the most common is the big fry up!
Nothing beats a plate of beautifully cooked farm fresh eggs, smokey bacon, grilled tomato and mushrooms.
Sausages, hash browns or beans can be optional extras!
City or country alike, it has long been a favourite of dinky di Aussies…a nod to days of old!
An Aussie breakfast
Modern interpretations of an Aussie breakfast now appear on many menus. Corn fritters with avocado salsa is being served from Sydney to London, Tokyo and soon Seoul courtesy of Bill Granger the owner of Bills in Sydney Ricotta hotcakes with honeycomb butter is another of his famous breakfast dishes. One of my favourites is smashed avocado on sourdough with a poached egg on top. I found an Australian version of this on a menu in London had vegemite smeared on the toast before the avocado was added!
Smashed avocado on toast with poached eggs
Australia bush tucker doesn’t often get a mention but at a little cafe in Melbourne you can order ‘Brekkie in a skillet’….another name for the big fry up though you may have an emu sausage added to your eggs and smokey bacon. Home made granola made of oat clusters, wattle seed, macadamias and bush berries is another whilst other dishes feature bush tomato chutney, smoked paperbark oil and saltbush chèvre. You can even order bush tea or a blue tongued lizard…a fresh juice made from blueberries, apple juice and mint.
Brekkie in a skillet
Of course no Aussie breakfast is complete without vegemite…that ubiquitous yeast mix that the rest of the world loves to hate. It is ours and ours alone. Spread onto a slice of hot toast, it is Australian all the way!
Vegemite on toast
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