TV chef Dean Edwards' yummy recipe for his English Breakfast Tortilla

Published Wednesday, May 7 2014, 19:20 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Mix the classic British breakfast with a dash of Spanish style and this is the result: a tortilla that is a brilliantly filling main meal, made in just minutes.

Cheap, healthful and easily available, eggs are the ultimate fast food. And with a bit of inspiration they can be used to whip up amazing meals in minutes.

English breakfast tortilla

© British Lion Eggs

Here in the UK we eat 11.5 billion eggs a year – that's 31.5 million eggs a day, or on average three to four each per week.

If you're fed up with the usual fried, boiled, scrambled options, or need a bit of inspiration to pep up your omelettes, check out

Dean Edwards

© British Lion Eggs

TV chef and ex-MasterChef finalist Dean Edwards – a regular on This Morning and Lorraine – has created 10 quick and easy recipes for the website.

We love this one, which is just perfect for brunch following a big night out, or as a hearty midweek treat.

"Eggs are so versatile and can be used with a wide range of flavours and ingredients, so creating a meal to suit the whole family is easy once you have a little inspiration," says Dean.


  • 8 large British Lion eggs, beaten and seasoned
  • 4 quality sausages of your choice
  • 100g smoked pancetta rashers, halved
  • 100g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 100g sunblush tomatoes
  • 4 spring onions, sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  • Dip sauce to serve (optional)


1 Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6. Grill the sausages until cooked through. Remove and slice each sausage on the diagonal into four pieces.

2 Meanwhile, add the mushrooms and pancetta to a frying pan and cook over a medium to high heat until golden.

3 Add the sausages to the pan along with the sunblush tomatoes and spring onion, then pour in the eggs. Cook until just set around the edges.

4 Transfer to the hot oven and cook for around 6-8 mins until the top is golden and the eggs are set. Turn out onto a plate and serve with a big dollop of your favourite sauce.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Nutrition Information

Serves 4

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