New Years Fry Up

New Years Fry Up

With the New Year around the corner I thought it was time for one last feast before the January detox begins. The English fry up dates back to the 1300s and it’s a tradition that has stayed with the country ever since. In English today the fry up is even more popular than ever. It can be brought in a variety of cafes, bars and restaurants across the country.

We normally eat fry ups when we are on holiday in the UK. Occasionally, we will treat ourselves to a big breakfast in a local cafe. I’m not the person who will eat a fry up every weekend. For me I feel like we eat a fry up on a special occasion so what better time to celebrate than New Year. Many years ago Christmas would have been the time when we would feast and then in the New Year we would fast. That’s exactly what I intend to do this year, one last feast before the New Year begins.

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  • Frying pan
  • Fish slice
  • Baking Tray


  • Eggs x 4
  • Sausages x 8
  • Bacon x 8 rashers
  • Rosemary x 8 small sprigs
  • Tomatoes on the vine x 16
  • Olive oil x enough to cover the tomatoes
  • Dried mixed herbs x 2 tsps
  • Salt x a couple of pinches
  • Sweet potato, pumpkin or marmite pancakes


  • Make the pancakes.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C or gas mark 4.
  • Remove the any packaging from the sausages and bacon.
  • Piece the sausages with a knife.
  • Put a sprig of rosemary next to each sausage.
  • Roll the bacon around the sausage and the rosemary.
  • Put the sausages into the baking tray.
  • Place the tray into the oven for 25 – 30 minutes.
  • Put the tomatoes in another baking tray.
  • Drizzle over the olive oil, sprinkle over the salt and dried mixed herbs.
  • Toss the tomatoes in the oil and the other ingredients.
  • Place this tray on another shelf in the oven and cook for around 25 – 30 minutes or until they start to splits.
  • Fry the 4 eggs or cook how you like your eggs.
  • When everything is cooked, serve and enjoy.
New Years Fry Up

New Years Fry Up was very well received in our house. My husband Howard and son Ted did not complain when this breakfast was served to them. They loved it and so did I. The breakfast could be served as a brunch or even a cheeky dinner. Plus any leftover pancakes can be frozen and kept for another breakfast, lunch or dinner. However you decide to eat this dish, as always, please enjoy. Thank you and happy New Year!