As promised, a delicious brunch using the tasty Staffordshire oatcakes, recently rediscovered in our local supermarket. I promise you, once you try these little wonders, you’ll be queuing up for more. Of course, you can add any ingredients you like, these just happen to work for me.
Staffordshire oatcakes - tasty brunch with eggs, bacon and mushrooms.
Suggested ingredients - oatcakes, butter, eggs (always free range), sliced mushrooms, smoked back bacon (free range if possible). Tomatoes with thyme is optional.[img src=http://rollonlunch.com/wp-content/flagallery/oatcakes/thumbs/thumbs_20120107_151942.jpg]20
Tools of the trade[img src=http://rollonlunch.com/wp-content/flagallery/oatcakes/thumbs/thumbs_20120107_152844.jpg]30
Frying the oatcakes with a smidgeon of butter. About 2-3 minutes each side.[img src=http://rollonlunch.com/wp-content/flagallery/oatcakes/thumbs/thumbs_20120107_152352.jpg]30
Mm, the best smell in the world is bacon frying. No oil or butter needed as bacon has its own fat to cook in.[img src=http://rollonlunch.com/wp-content/flagallery/oatcakes/thumbs/thumbs_20120107_153255.jpg]20
An optional extra - grilled tomatoes with fresh thyme. Keeping the bacon and mushrooms warming on the side.[img src=http://rollonlunch.com/wp-content/flagallery/oatcakes/thumbs/thumbs_20120107_153026.jpg]20
In action. A steaming hot cup of coffee is pretty essential for cooking brunch.[img src=http://rollonlunch.com/wp-content/flagallery/oatcakes/thumbs/thumbs_20120107_153527.jpg]30
Fried eggs. Hopefully we've managed to keep the yellow yolk runny.[img src=http://rollonlunch.com/wp-content/flagallery/oatcakes/thumbs/thumbs_20120107_153816.jpg]40
The complete product hiding some gorgeous treats inside its folds. The grilled tomato with thyme is a nice little optional extra.[img src=http://rollonlunch.com/wp-content/flagallery/oatcakes/thumbs/thumbs_20120107_154106.jpg]20
Mrs Y likes to eat her oatcake from the end...[img src=http://rollonlunch.com/wp-content/flagallery/oatcakes/thumbs/thumbs_20120107_154038.jpg]30
..whereas I like to go straight for the middle and get the full monty of taste sensations.[img src=http://rollonlunch.com/wp-content/flagallery/oatcakes/thumbs/thumbs_20120107_154224.jpg]10
Oatcake morsels bursting with flavours[img src=http://rollonlunch.com/wp-content/flagallery/oatcakes/thumbs/thumbs_20120107_160133.jpg]10
Mrs Y eats her oatcake from the end. I like to go straight for the middle and see the yellow yolk ooze out.