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23 British Breakfast Quirks The Rest Of The World Doesn't Understand

Why has bubble and squeak not caught on elsewhere?

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1. Dippy eggs and soldiers.

This is the most comforting breakfast you can make yourself when you're off work sick.
Twitter: @harrilou

This is the most comforting breakfast you can make yourself when you're off work sick.

2. Crumpets covered in butter.

You want the butter to seep through the bottom of the crumpet and onto your plate.
Twitter: @FoodSteamAhead

You want the butter to seep through the bottom of the crumpet and onto your plate.

3. Hot buttered toast with a proper cup of tea.

Preferably from a greasy caf that has slightly sticky tables.
Twitter: @j7bmd

Preferably from a greasy caf that has slightly sticky tables.

4. Hot buttered toast covered in Marmite.

It's the ultimate way to start curing a hangover.
Twitter: @BRkHZN

It's the ultimate way to start curing a hangover.

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5. Jam on toast.

It's basic, but it's popular for a reason.
Twitter: @sumi_reviewz

It's basic, but it's popular for a reason.

6. Marmalade on toast.

The true breakfast of British dads.
Twitter: @bysarahbaker

The true breakfast of British dads.

7. Or lemon curd on toast, if you're feeling fancy

If you've got some nice bread in the house and your mum's just been to the farmers market, lemon curd on toast is the ideal breakfast.
Twitter: @bysarahbaker

If you've got some nice bread in the house and your mum's just been to the farmers market, lemon curd on toast is the ideal breakfast.

8. Buck's Fizz with your breakfast at Christmas.

You call them mimosas and drink them all year round, we call them Buck's Fizz and drink them on one specific day only.
Twitter: @rheawarren19

You call them mimosas and drink them all year round, we call them Buck's Fizz and drink them on one specific day only.

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9. Hot cross buns at Easter.

Normally just covered in butter, but also weirdly delicious covered in Nutella.
Twitter: @larapace_1

Normally just covered in butter, but also weirdly delicious covered in Nutella.

10. Beans on toast.

If you're extra fancy, you might stir a little paprika into your beans.
Twitter: @ot_benk

If you're extra fancy, you might stir a little paprika into your beans.

11. Beans and cheese on toast.

Grated Red Leicester and Heinz beans is the perfect toast topping.
Twitter: @georgielmgm

Grated Red Leicester and Heinz beans is the perfect toast topping.

12. Beans on toast, covered in ketchup.

It's kind of weird to cover tomato-y beans with tomato-y sauce but it's delicious so why would you not?
Twitter: @lovingyoustill_

It's kind of weird to cover tomato-y beans with tomato-y sauce but it's delicious so why would you not?

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13. A full English breakfast.

Looks enormous, but is exactly what you need when you've had a bit too much wine the night before.
Twitter: @Lboro_campus

Looks enormous, but is exactly what you need when you've had a bit too much wine the night before.

14. Especially the tinned tomatoes.

You wouldn't eat these alone, but warmed through tinned tomatoes are the best part of any full English.
Twitter: @Fitspo50

You wouldn't eat these alone, but warmed through tinned tomatoes are the best part of any full English.

15. And the fried bread.

Literally sliced white bread fried in vegetable oil. Delicious.
Twitter: @garryinnorfolk

Literally sliced white bread fried in vegetable oil. Delicious.

16. And all the regional bits like laverbread, lorne sausages, and potato farls.

If you go on a weekend away to Wales, Scotland, or Ireland you will undoubtedly eat a fru-up at some point and discuss the pros and cons of the variations.

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17. A Belfast bap.

What's not amazing about soda bread stuffed full of bacon, sausage, fried eggs, and champ?
Twitter: @ZachHonig

What's not amazing about soda bread stuffed full of bacon, sausage, fried eggs, and champ?

18. Hash browns from the freezer.

These are usually eaten with a full English, but if you don't have the other ingredients in the house it's perfectly acceptable to make yourself a plate of freezer hash browns.
Twitter: @zellskitchen

These are usually eaten with a full English, but if you don't have the other ingredients in the house it's perfectly acceptable to make yourself a plate of freezer hash browns.

19. A Greggs sausage roll.

If you don't have time for breakfast at home, a flaky sausage roll is the perfect kind of breakfast to eat on the go.
Twitter: @KeevoBrown82

If you don't have time for breakfast at home, a flaky sausage roll is the perfect kind of breakfast to eat on the go.

20. Toasted Scotch pancakes.

Soooo comforting.
Twitter: @JimmyJazzEsq

Soooo comforting.

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21. A baked bean omelette.

Sounds gross, looks gross, tastes delicious.
Twitter: @TrevorDolan

Sounds gross, looks gross, tastes delicious.

22. A proper bacon butty.

Made with proper English bacon, not gross, crispy American bacon.
Twitter: @LyricSheffield

Made with proper English bacon, not gross, crispy American bacon.

23. And finally, bubble and squeak.

Eating bubble and squeak the next morning is the best thing about having a Sunday roast. It's got to include potato and cabbage, but peas and Brussels sprouts are a great addition too.
Twitter: @Priyesh123

Eating bubble and squeak the next morning is the best thing about having a Sunday roast. It's got to include potato and cabbage, but peas and Brussels sprouts are a great addition too.