If you’re from a major pizza hub like NYC or Chicago, you know your city takes pie seriously. That’s almost how seriously British people take the concept of the fry-up.

You’re sadly mistaken if you think “fry-up” is what the Brits call a simple breakfast. For the unfamiliar, the British fry-up got its start as the full English breakfast, and is a hallowed British tradition dating back to Victorian times. The English Breakfast Society has a full history here, and like any food that’s the pride of an entire country, there is considerable debate about how to do it right.

English people’s love for the fry-up runs deep, and so, London-based Burger Gang tread cautiously when posting its own fry-up on Facebook rating forum The Fry Up Police.

Is The Fry-Up Really That Serious?

In the video above, Burger Gang chooses to include hash browns in their version of a fry-up. The English Breakfast Society would definitely not approve:

“Hash browns however is a controversial ingredient that many believe does not belong in a traditional English breakfast and we agree, hash browns are for Americans and if we want potato in our breakfast, we will have chips (quite common).”

Burger Gang’s Finished Product

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Here’s the official Burger Gang review of their own fry-up: “Where you would go to do any better…I mean, you’d have to pull a fucking egg out of the Queen’s arse to top that.”

The Fry Up Police Verdict

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The Fry Up Police didn’t have a problem with the contents of the Burger Gang’s rendition, but the plating was lacking—specifically, the 11-inch plate that Burger Gang used. Many Facebook commenters felt it was simply too small. Burger Gang host Lewis Richards’ response:

“No, Albert, we didn’t have a larger plate, because they don’t fucking exist. Who has massive, overly-sized giant plates in their house? Not us. What a dick.”

While reading the reviews, another Burger Gang conversation dug deep:

“Well, that sausage is the closest thing you’ve got to a child, right?”

“That’s the most love and care I’ve paid to anything in about 16 years, since I left school.”

The Fry Up Police final verdict was mostly positive, and even said that, with a little more effort, Burger Gang could have a Hall-of-Fame breakfast plate on their hands. Not bad for a first attempt, but we don’t know if they’ll be willing to go through that homemade sausage struggle situation again.

[via Burger Gang]

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