Italian take on Full English Breakfast

Italian cuisine is great, but it is dearly lacking in breakfast options - thinly sliced bacon for example is hard to come by (or ridiculously expensive at €40/kg), and generally neither appreciated nor widely accepted as breakfast ingredient. Same goes for eggs, scrambled or fried or in any form whatsoever.


This is a shame really, because Italy has wonderful products - here's my take on the Full English Italian style:


Ingredients (for 2):

  • 4 pieces of white sliced bread
  • a spoonful of 'Nduja
  • 4 pieces fo thinly sliced pancetta
  • mushrooms (approx. 200 grams)
  • a small onion
  • 4 eggs
  • about half a meter of luganega
  • a couple of cherry tomatoes
  • spices: salt, pepper, MSG, hot paprika




  1. Toast bread, add 'Nduja:

    'nduja on toast

  2. Fry bacon and place on toast:

    Bacon on toast

  3. Sautee the chopped mushrooms (season them with pepper & MSG to your liking) together with the chopped onion until most of the liquids have evaporated (2-3 minutes), and add them:

    Mushrooms on toast

  4. Split the luganighe into fitting pieces and fry them on medium heat until done (4-5 minutes); chop the tomatoes and add them for decoration, and also that there's at least one fresh vegetable on the plate:

    Full English Italian style almost finished

  5. Whip together the eggs together (season with salt & paprika to your liking), scramble them, and finish of the "Full English Italian Style" by adding them ontop of the mushrooms:

    FEIST - Full English Italian Style


             Buon appetito!