Perfect Fried Bread
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Perfect Fried Bread

Last Updated on 20/04/2022 by richard

You can’t have a full English breakfast without fried bread.

If you want to keep your cholesterol levels low then eating fried white bread on a regular basis is not the best way to go about it. Stick with toasted wholemeal bread instead.

But having the occasional slice and/or English breakfast as part of a balanced diet will not do you any harm and just tastes so good!

fried bread with a fried egg on top

Try a slice with a fried egg on top. The crispy golden bread with a runny yolk is a perfect match.

fried bread

Perfect Fried Bread

You can’t have a full English breakfast without fried bread.
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Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Total Time 6 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine British
Servings 2 slices
Calories 272 kcal
How Difficult Easy


  • 2 slices thick white bread
  • 120 ml milk
  • 3 tablespoons duck fat goose fat or beef dripping


  • Heat the fat in a frying pan until it is very hot (almost smoking). Meanwhile, pour the milk into a saucer or shallow dish and take two slices of thick cut bread and ‘dunk’ them on both sides in the milk. This prevents them from absorbing too much fat and keeps the middle of the bread nice and moist.
  • Place the bread in the frying pan (stand back – it sizzles!), leave for about 30 seconds, then check the underside to see if it’s browning. Keep checking until it is golden brown (it’s easy to burn if you’re not careful) then turn the bread over and cook the other side in the same way. You will almost certainly find that you have to add more fat as you cook, since fried bread does absorb it quite a lot.


Calories: 272kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 4gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 4g
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