How to cook a crumpet.

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What is a crumpet, you might ask, and how can I try one? Well…

the Seattle Public Library.

the Seattle Public Library.

Crumpets are a traditional British tea-time snack. The Brits lightly slather butter, jam, or marmite on these babies. But I say, ‘Merica! Let’s make crumpets economical and multicultural and throw a bunch of stuff on top so we can eat them anytime of the day! The Crumpet Shop in Seattle takes the American approach. For breakfast, savor a crumpet with eggs, peppers, and ricotta cheese or my Caramelized Egg Crumpet (see below.) For desert, nom on a crumpet dripping in melted nutella, crushed peanuts, and banana slices. Be patriotic and try your own crumpet mixology. What flavors would you combine?

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Caramelized Egg Crumpet

serves 2

obtain a couple crumpets or make them yourself
1 onion, sliced
1 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp cooking oil
2 eggs
3 oz cheddar (Kerrygold Dubliner is an inexpensive favorite)
fresh herb for garnish (optional)

Caramelize the onion first. On medium-high heat, add onions with 1 Tbsp oil, a pinch of salt, and baking soda. Stir continually until onions are golden and tender, about 5 minutes.

Fry two eggs to preference and toast crumpets with cheese or butter. Assemble crumpets and garnish with a fresh herb (dill and/or parsley is fantastic.) Serve hot with a cup of English Breakfast tea.IMG_7773

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