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Constructing an English Breakfast in Switzerland

We've recently had topics on the Full English Breakfast at the Red Lion and also Richdog's sausage thread.

You should be able to cook a pretty good English breakfast from stuff bought in Switzerland:

Eggs - same
Tomatoes - same
Mushrooms - same
Bread (fried or toasted) - a variety of similar breads available
Sausages - I use the Coop Fine Food saucisses a rotir. They are a good replacement
Beans - Heinz available from Coop. Own brand from Migros.
HP Sauce - (larger) Coop, Jelmoli, Globus
Tomato Ketchup - Heinz from Coop and Migros

But now the knottier ones:

Beans - I'll eat them if they're there, but I wouldn't cook them for my own home breakfasts. Some see them as essential though, so where can you buy them? Simply in Coop? I know they sell them in the English Shop.

Bacon - Speck just isn't the same, though it will do at a pinch. If you asked a butcher to cut speck more thickly, would this do?

Black pudding - no idea where to get this here at all, not even morcilla

- Have I missed something?
- Any ideas on the knotty ones?

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Old 11.08.2010, 14:18
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Re: Constructing an English Breakfast in Switzerland

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Coop sell Heinz and an own brand. Migros also sell an own brand.


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I buy Rippli in blocks and cut that to the required thickness. Less streaky than the regular Bratspeck.

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Sold as "Blutwurst". There used to be a Bell's butchers in Basel that sold it English-style in slices - the shop closed a while ago. Maybe ask at a local butcher shop - I haven't seen anything equivalent in Migros or Coop.

And don't forget the HP sauce (I think Jelmoli and Globus sell it).

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Re: Constructing an English Breakfast in Switzerland

Most big Coops have Heinz baked beans at CHF 2.90 (i think) per can.

Im hungry now!

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Re: Constructing an English Breakfast in Switzerland

I have made a few attempts at making one

In the end I had a few days spare and I drove to an English store in France and found some proper bacon and sausages:

http://www.jims-british-market.com/

It was near Geneva but pretty far from where I live in Luzern. However, it was nice to have some english meat. They even sold Yorkshire puddings and stuff
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I have made a few attempts at making one

In the end I had a few days spare and I drove to an English store in France and found some proper bacon and sausages:

http://www.jims-british-market.com/

It was near Geneva but pretty far from where I live in Luzern. However, it was nice to have some english meat. They even sold Yorkshire puddings and stuff

since you drove all that way I hope you stopped for tea and home made scones at the cafe.

their fish n chips aren't what they once were but there is a wee Cornish lass that runs the cafe and she turns out a pretty mean pasty.
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Re: Constructing an English Breakfast in Switzerland

Yeap, COOP stocks Heinz beans - but I've only seem them in the bigger ones like Dietlikon. As for proper English bacon and sausages, contact Colin the butcher on the forum. No black pudding for me.

Add some lovely mushrooms cooked with butter, and sprinkle some oregano on top and I'm all set. nom nom nom
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Re: Constructing an English Breakfast in Switzerland

Before you construct ANYTHING - do you have a building permit?
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Re: Constructing an English Breakfast in Switzerland

By the way, to all you little trendy cafe's in Zurich - bless you for having a stab at it n'all, but an English breakfast 2 pieces of wafer thin speck, a single fried egg & a piece of Zopf wiped across a grill & a sprig of parsley, does not make.

Oh, and scambled eggs are not made by chopping up plain omelettes.
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Re: Constructing an English Breakfast in Switzerland

I've found the Nürnberger Röstbratwürste do a pretty good replacement job.



Just stumbled across this construction kit you may be interested in
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Re: Constructing an English Breakfast in Switzerland

I'll add info from the thread to the OP when there's a clear best option.

I've just added beans. Thanks for the other suggestions, but I feel we're not quite finished yet. Ideally these foods would be easily available across all of Switzerland and not necessitate Internet shopping and the like. Travelling to France sounds like a good idea, but for the purposes of this thread I think it's cheating.
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Travelling to France sounds like a good idea, but for the purposes of this thread I think it's cheating.

but what about for me?... from where I am I could spit and hit france.

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but what about for me?... from where I am I could spit and hit france.

* spits *
That's fine . . . I'm not stopping people posting any other advice to the thread (as if I could!).
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Re: Constructing an English Breakfast in Switzerland

The best sausages that can compare to a british bangers are the sausages from Aldi, I never get any other now.

Still no source for black pudding

Oh and Heinz beans are available in Lidle too
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We've recently had topics on the Full English Breakfast at the Red Lion and also Richdog's sausage thread.

You should be able to cook a pretty good English breakfast from stuff bought in Switzerland:

Eggs - same
Tomatoes - same
Mushrooms - same
Bread (fried or toasted) - a variety of similar breads available
Sausages - I use the Coop Fine Food saucisses a rotir. They are a good replacement
Beans - Heinz available from Coop. Own brand from Migros.

But now the knottier ones:

Beans - I'll eat them if they're there, but I wouldn't cook them for my own home breakfasts. Some see them as essential though, so where can you buy them? Simply in Coop? I know they sell them in the English Shop.

Bacon - Speck just isn't the same, though it will do at a pinch. If you asked a butcher to cut speck more thickly, would this do?

Black pudding - no idea where to get this here at all, not even morcilla

- Have I missed something?
- Any ideas on the knotty ones?
Orange juice

Also, there is a bakery here in Adliswil that sells the BEST toast-bread in Switzerland!! Yes.. I said Switzerland!
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I buy Rippli in blocks and cut that to the required thickness. Less streaky than the regular Bratspeck.
I'll try this and report back. Thanks.


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Sold as "Blutwurst". There used to be a Bell's butchers in Basel that sold it English-style in slices - the shop closed a while ago. Maybe ask at a local butcher shop - I haven't seen anything equivalent in Migros or Coop.
I've had blutwurst at a metzgete. Is this a seasonal product in Switzerland? The one I tried had a fairly smooth consistency, whereas I think what you want for an English breakfast is something quite crumbly.
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Ideally these foods would be easily available across all of Switzerland and not necessitate Internet shopping and the like.
Zürichers can collect the English sausages and bacon from Hombrechtikon - does it count?

http://www.naturally-orkney.com/index.php
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And don't forget the HP sauce (I think Jelmoli and Globus sell it).
Coop also sell it, the bigger ones, bought some on sat - just need the full english to go with it now
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Re: Constructing an English Breakfast in Switzerland

what about hash browns?

i've tried the mini pototo rosti's from migros and coop from the freezer section. and it added nicely to the breakfast experience.

just need an alcohol fuelled night now to be able to savour the english breakfast even moreso in the morning!!
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what about hash browns?

i've tried the mini pototo rosti's from migros and coop from the freezer section. and it added nicely to the breakfast experience.

just need an alcohol fuelled night now to be able to savour the english breakfast even moreso in the morning!!
title says ENGLISH breakfast not AMERICAN breakfast although I do like hasbrowns with my breakie - but fried sliced potatoes would be more british - or maybe more of a brunch
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Re: Constructing an English Breakfast in Switzerland

For all sausage and bacon needs, go to Frankies Cheese and More in Zug.

Has excellent pork, cumberland and Square sausages too - those who know what they are will know what I'm talking about! Has access to wicked bacon too, and Lucozade or Iron Bru for those who really are only making the breakfast due to a steaming hangover! All the sauces to boot, plus beans in a tin, spaghetti hoops (!) and tinned beans and sausage - legendary! Trust me, as a catering manager, we've used him for a long while now.

Franky's cheese & more, Zug

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