Hey everyone, thank you so much for coming to another edition of Anime Recipes. In case you are new to this series from Honey’s Anime, we explore the food porn that comes across our screens in anime. With over 60 shows airing this season, it is no surprise that there are so many things that we are dying to eat our way through and explore. So, we figured the best way would be to start with one of the most visually appealing anime of the season, Mahoutsukai no Yome!
As you all know, Mahoutsukai no Yome tells the story of Chise, a young girl who has given up on her existence. With both hope and her family abandoning her, Chise gives up and sells herself off as a slave in what has to have been the true depths of despair. However, just when she is about to become someone’s play thing, a hooded man steps in. Well, not hooded, but his face is covered. In the auction, he offers a massive amount and Chise is sold to him at once. However, this man is no ordinary being, he is a magus. Even though he looks a bit like a demon, he is a perfect gentleman and is sweet. He recognizes the potential within Chise and tells her that she is going to become his disciple and learn the ways of magic within the world. If he is lucky too, he will have her as his bride as well. Thus, Chise’s world which was consumed with darkness has rays of light that begin to peek through. For this edition of Anime Recipes, we figured that we would talk about the delicious breakfast that appears on our screens in episode two. Let’s go!
Full English Breakfast from Mahoutsukai no Yome (The Ancient Magus Bride)
Known as a Full English Breakfast, or English Breakfast in Britain, it can also be called a Fry Up just about anywhere you go in Great Britain. Sporting a very hearty breakfast, this almost looks like it could give a Southern Breakfast a run for its money. It has bread, eggs, sausage, bacon, mushrooms and tomatoes with the option to add on things like black pudding, baked beans, or sliced potatoes. When we saw this food back in Episode 2, we knew it was time to explore this dish. Let’s go!
What You Will Need:
While it doesn’t necessarily make sense to a lot of other countries, British people tend to enjoy baked beans with their fry ups. Normally, this is something for summer cookouts or a southern dish that appears with dinner, but the Brits have been doing it this way for years, so clearly, they must know a thing or two. If you do decide to go this route, the sweeter, the better it seems. Another option would be sliced black pudding, which sounds interesting no matter which way you put it. Either way, the choice is yours to go full or not. Since baked beans show up on the plate in that episode, we will be covering it this time.
How to Cook It:
1One thing to note is that ideally, you should cook these ingredients for the most part together and then you can deal with the optional items.
2The first thing that you are going to want to do is cook your sausage links. Cook them in a frying pan, or if you have it, a griddle, for about 15-20 minutes rotating them so that they turn golden brown and cook evenly.
3For the bacon, American, if you have it, will work fine, but another option is Irish Bacon. Whatever version you have, use either a knife or scissors to cut a few notches into the fatty part and fry them up as well.
4For your mushrooms, remove the stalks and either wash them, or wipe off the dirt if you don’t mind a little. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side.
5Next up, you have the tomatoes. Remove the stalk and the base, and then cut in half. Cut a lattice into the tomato and then place them cut side down on the griddle or frying pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes, flip, and re-season cooking for another 1-2 minutes.
6Next, fry your bread in a pan with a generous amount of olive oil. Give it just a few minutes on each side in order to make sure that it turns golden brown.
7At the same time, after you have flipped the bread, add in the egg and begin to cook it on the side of the bread. Cook it to your preferred consistency.
8Put all of it on a plate.
9Finally, head up the baked beans in a frying pan, sauce pan, or griddle if you have it, and serve on top of the bread, or on the side. On the bread seems to be popular so give it a try!
(Note: You are handling raw meat, so please be careful. )