An Ultimate Pork Pie Brunch
Serves: 4, Prepare in: , Cook in:
One of our life mottos has always been that 'brunch is always a good idea.' We stand by this, and wanted to see how we could incorporate our beloved pork pies into our brunch. Whilst some may never have had a pork pie brunch before, let us run you through our thinking:
1. pork pies are always fabulous for any event, regardless of time of day
2. we eat other delicious meats for breakfast and with an added bonus of the pastry, you're on to a winner.
Today, our recipe will be the perfect brunch with roasted tomatoes, beans, avocado, poached egg and some breakfast potatoes. Stay tuned until the end to see what we like to drink with our brunch!
For the general brunch:
- Avocado, sliced
- 4 plum tomatoes, halved
- Baked beans – we’re pretty partial to Heinz ourselves
- 4 eggs
- 4 slices of county pork pie
For the brekkie potatoes:
- 5 pounds of red potatoes, chopped
- 4 cloves of garlic, pressed
- 1 chopped onion
- 1 green bell pepper chopped into small cubes
- 1 red bell pepper chopped into small cubes
- tsp seasoned salt
- 60ml olive oil
- 113g butter, melted
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- salt and pepper to taste
Lets first make the potatoes so we can get them in the oven and prepare everything else whilst they’re cooking!
- Preheat the oven to 220°C
- Grabbing a large bowl, throw in the potatoes, garlic, onion, both peppers, olive oil, butter, seasoned salt and cayenne pepper – then some salt and pepper to taste
- Place on a baking tray (make sure it’s lined with baking paper)
- Bake for 20-25 minutes and make sure during this time you shake the pan twice to make sure the ingredients aren’t all stuck to the bottom
- Raise the heat to 260°C and continue to bake until golden brown and crisp
- Taste the dish and sprinkle more salt and pepper on if required
Towards the end of the baking time, you can get busy preparing the rest of the brunch!
- Heat your pork pie up in the oven for 10-15 minutes, making sure it’s piping hot throughout
- Slice your avocado and split into quarters
- Roast your tomatoes in the oven until soft, before they go into the oven, drizzle a little olive oil over them
- To poach your egg – fill a small pan with over a third of cold water and bring this to the boil. Add a splash of vinegar and turn the temperature down so it’s simmering. Crack the eggs, one at a time, into a small bowl and then tip them into the simmering water one by one. Poach for 3-4 minutes and then remove with a slotted spoon and place them on kitchen paper. Dab them lightly to remove the water/ vinegar recipe and season with salt and pepper.
- Heat up your beans in either a pan or the microwave
- Put all the components together and you’re in for one incredible treat!
And there you have it, a simple brunch recipe which will please everyone! A Sunday brunch is one of the best rituals to have – invite friends over and celebrate all you’ve done and achieved that week. After brunch, when you’re full up and therefore happy, take part in an activity – go on a walk, bike ride, take a group yoga or spin class; the options are endless and will make sure you make the most of your Sunday!
To drink, for brunch, there’s little better than a champagne cocktail. We have a few favourites:
Pomegranate champagne cocktail
- Take a pomegranate liqueur, such as Pama and fill the glass half way
- Pour your favourite champagne (or prosecco) to fill the glass
- Garnish with mint and some pomegranate seeds at the bottom of the glass
Using cava or a dry prosecco and fresh orange juice, a mimosa is a common cocktail but a good one, so we’ll allow it.
- Equal parts fresh orange and half cava, you can customise the drink a little more by adding more or less cava and also adding in some orange liqueur such as triple sec. This will depend on how boozy your brunch is!
Make sure all your drinks are chilled before you serve them – champagne isn’t nice warm and isn’t as refreshing!
Enjoy your brunch, remember to tag us in any pictures once you’ve made our recipes, and be sure to look at our other recipes!