I first learnt this recipe from Jamie Oliver, and a small amount of googling suggests that it’s not one of those recipes of which every recipe book writer has their own version.
His recipe is HERE, and my notes are:
– for any potential readers of an American persuasion, please note that a crumpet is NOT the same as an “English muffin”. It’s more like a taller, thicker, unsweetened American pancake and they are the ultimate toast-from-frozen lazy breakfast foodstuff
– you obviously can replace bacon fat with veg oil
– as with all recipes I’ve ever used involving eggs and frying pans, get the pan as hot as possible before adding the eggy crumpets to it – cook hot & fast, my friend. Hot and fast.
– the egg mixture is a great vehicle for herbs and/or spices e.g. chilli flakes, oregano, just an absolute heap of black pepper, etc.
– Jamie’s not wrong about crumpets being an excellent vehicle for eggs; the cooked egg inside the muffin holes get this fluffy texture, it’s fantastic
– whenever I make them, a bit of smoke is generated, but it’s a really short cooking time so totally dealable, just crack a window or crank the extractor fan on full while you’re frying
– I’ve not topped it to date, but you definitely could. I’m thinking avocado or fried bananas. Every carnivore should be thinking maple bacon (in the top 5 brunchiest of all meats and a natural complement to any type of cooked egg except meringue).