There are some things the British do very well, and breakfast is one of them.
But one English diner has proved that the UK is not always able to recreate morning meals from other countries to quite the same standard.
A photo of a so-called ‘American’ breakfast at a roadside restaurant somewhere in England has gone viral for not remotely resembling what Americans eat in the morning.
The picture, posted on Reddit by JeffSergeant, outraged Americans for pairing items in a traditional English fry-up with pancakes and waffles.
This picture of a so-called ‘American’ breakfast outraged Americans who said it didn’t remotely resemble something they would eat in the morning as it contained beans and tomatoes with pancakes and waffles
Many said beans and tomatoes had ‘no place’ on an American breakfast, while others had no clue what hash browns were.
Reddit users were also disturbed by combining pancakes and waffles with fried mushrooms, tomato and beans at the unknown diner.
PlausibleBadAdvice wrote: ‘I have never remotely eaten anything like that for breakfast. Beans belong in a breakfast burrito if they are to be for breakfast.
‘An example of a true American breakfast: black coffee, bacon and egg sandwich, freedom.’
Many said beans and tomatoes had ‘no place’ on an American breakfast, while others had no clue what hash browns were
Wilc8650 said: ‘As an American, I’ve never eaten that much variety on a breakfast plate…
‘Essentially, this isn’t an American breakfast. It’s likely what an English person thinks is an American breakfast.’
Sebpoop said: ‘It looks like they tried their hardest to make an American breakfast, but they just broke down and threw the beans mushroom and tomato in there.’
Sergntpepper111 was even blunter, and asked: ‘Who the **** has tomatoes and beans for breakfast?’
Americans were outraged at the unknown English diner’s attempt at an American breakfast
Heruuna said it was more of an Australian breakfast than an American one, while Autonomoose could not identify the hash browns on the plate, guessing that they were ‘chicken nuggets’.
He continued: ‘The traditional breakfast is much smaller than English/Irish. Usually just 2 eggs, hash browns, and only one side of meat. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you also get a pancake, but it’s usually extra.
‘Beans, mushrooms, and tomatoes? No. That’s all lunch or dinner materials. Never on an American breakfast menu, as it should be.’
Others said the so-called American breakfast was just an English fry-up with pancakes and waffles attached.
Little_cosmos joked: ‘To be truly American it needs less veggies and more guns.’
The major complaint about the English diner’s dish was the inclusion of baked beans
MyronNGaines was kinder on the diner and wrote: ‘I don’t think it’s supposed to be an American breakfast, just an “Americanized” English Breakfast.’
ZodiacMan423 agreed and observed: ‘Yeah, they basically took an English breakfast and put some American stuff in it. Also needs more grits.’
The most common complaint about the English diner’s dish was the inclusion of baked beans.
Dr_King_Schultz commented: ‘Close, but Americans don’t eat beans for breakfast.’
For Cefgjerlgjw, it was among many errors in the meal. He said: ‘Beans are wrong. Tomato’s wrong. Mushrooms are wrong. The sausages and bacon aren’t even the right styles. And if that’s brown sauce and not maple (fake or real) syrup in the middle, that’s wrong too.’
HaveaManhattan had a suggestion for the diner. He said: ‘Yeah beans and tomatoes need to be substituted for something corn-based, and there’s a serious lack of syrup and sausage gravy.’
And Seriously_nopenope advised: ‘Replace the beans tomatoes and mushrooms with more meat, make sure the entire base layer of the plate is hash browns and move the waffles and pancakes to a separate plate because there is no room for them on the main plate. Now you have an American breakfast.’
Others took exception to the inclusion of pancakes and waffles together.
910to610 commented: ‘Pancakes and waffles is also not done.’
r0botdevil added: ‘Yep. One or the other, but you never get both in America.’
Tackslock also had a problem with the type of bacon used, as American bacon tends to be the streaky kind, and is usually served crispy.
They said: ‘That’s back bacon which is the standard for bacon in the UK. The American standard bacon we call streaky bacon or rashers. Both are readily available in the UK so I’m not quite sure why they used back bacon in a dish called “American Breakfast”.’