James Strawbridge's Ultimate Breakfast Bap

James Strawbridge's Ultimate Breakfast Bap

If you're hosting friends or in need of a little treat, sometimes you just need a show-stopping breakfast, like this one! James creates the ultimate breakfast bap, which is guaranteed to keep you going until lunch and beyond.

Serves 4-6


6 ultimate burger buns
184g streaky bacon
breakfast sausages
6 free range eggs
Tomato ketchup


For the mushrooms:

150g portobello mushrooms, sliced
2 shallots, finely sliced
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
50g butter
1 tsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
Salt and cracked black pepper


For the rosti:

2 large potatoes, grated
1 tbsp plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ beaten egg
1 tbsp finely chopped chives
1 tbsp vegetable oil



  1. Preheat your oven to 180˚C and bake your sausages and bacon on oiled trays for 25-30 mins.
  2. Make your rosti by grating a couple of potatoes into a sieve, seasoning and leaving for 5-10 mins to drain off excess water. Mix the seasoned potato in a bowl with egg, flour, baking powder and chives. Then form into 4-6 equally sized patties on a floured tray. To cook, fry for 8-10 mins until golden.
  3. Fry your eggs in a little oil and cook the mushrooms in a large frying pan with onions and garlic. Add thyme and season to taste. Try not to overcrowd the pan and cook the mushrooms until brown.
  4. Spread your roll with ketchup and then layer up your breakfast bap with a rosti, sausages, fried egg, bacon and cooked mushrooms. Enjoy!