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.
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:
Burger Gang’s Finished Product
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
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:
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]