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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Big Breakfast of the Week 15: the Steakfast at Eegon's of Cowes

Agent Triple P has covered the big breakfast nirvana that is Eeegon's of Cowes before but was back there recently and had an opportunity to sample the Steakfast for the first time.  This consists of two sausages, two rashers of bacon, two fried eggs, two slices of black pudding, an eight ounce steak, mushrooms, tomatoes, onion rings and a huge portion of saute potatoes.  It was the latter that did for Triple P.  We soon polished off all the protein and vegetable accompaniment but those saute potatoes defeated us!  Even with the help of a young lady on the toast and potatoes there were still a lot left at the end.  We actually had this at lunchtime so maybe we would do better in the morning. The sausages, as ever, are the weakest part of the breakfast and the steak was pretty chewy as well still it's good value at £8.50 including a drink.

Now, however Eegon's have introduced an even bigger breakfast: The Big One.  Eating this wins you a coveted (at least by Triple P) Eegon's mug but only if you beat the record of 28 minutes.  However, it consists of 3 eggs, 3 sausages, 3 rashers of bacon, 3 hash browns, 3 slices of black pudding, an 8 ounce steak, grilled tomatoes, baked beans, mushrooms, onion rings, saute potatoes, and barbecue burgers, plus toast and tea for £14.50 (which is  less than the breakfast in the Royal Exchange which doesn't include tea). Only two people have managed this so far (and both looked really thin from the pictures up in Eegon's) and we are not surprised.  We reckon we could manage the Steakfast given another go but The Big One is really beyond us and, indeed, we suspect could actually be dangerous!  Wait until he Daily Mail finds out about it!