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  1. 2 large free-range or organic eggs

  2. sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

  3. 1 fresh red chilli, deseeded and very finely chopped

  4. 6 rashers good-quality smoked bacon

  5. olive oil

  6. 4 round crumpets

  7. brown sauce or maple syrup, to serve

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  1. This cheeky little version of eggy bread is one of my favourite breakfasts - particularly if Ive got a hangover! Brown sauce is great with the eggs but maple syrup is fantastic with the smoky bacon, so take your pick. I got the idea of adding some chilli from a scrambled eggs dish I had in Italy delicious. Crack your eggs into a bowl and give them a little whisk with a small pinch of salt and pepper and most of the chopped chilli. Then heat a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and fry the bacon in a tiny amount of olive oil. Let it crisp up on both sides. Meanwhile, get your crumpets and really push them into the egg and chilli mixture. Turn them a few times theyll soak it up like a sponge. Push the golden bacon to one side and tilt the pan so the fat runs into the middle. Add the crumpets to the pan and fry them for a few minutes until golden, then turn them over and fry them on the other side. Serve the eggy crumpets topped with the crispy bacon, with a dollop of brown sauce or a drizzle of maple syrup. To finish, you can sprinkle over any extra chopped chilli, if youre a chilli freak like me. Perfect heaven on a plate. from Jamie at Home


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