Jamie Oliver's spicy scrambled eggs and crispy bacon recipe

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Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Cost RangeCheap

Want to make breakfast extra special? Rustle up Jamie's easy but impressive bacon 'n' eggs


  • 1 jar of chilli and garlic pesto
  • Olive oil
  • 4 rashers smoked streaky bacon
  • A knob of butter
  • 4 eggs, preferably free-range or organic, lightly beaten
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 slices of good quality rustic bread




  1. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over a high heat. Add a splash of olive oil and the bacon. Fry for 5 to 10 minutes, until golden and crisp. Transfer the bacon on to some pieces of kitchen paper to drain and set aside.
  2. Put a small pan on a low heat and slowly melt a good knob of butter until frothy. Pour the eggs into the pan and add a pinch of seasoning. Stir slowly with a wooden spoon or spatula, making sure nothing sticks to the bottom.
  3. Meanwhile, pop the bread in the toaster. Your eggs are done when they still look silky and custard-like. Butter the toast, top with the eggs and serve with a good dollop of chilli and garlic pesto and your crispy bacon on the side.
Jamie Oliver
Celebrity chef, author and restaurateur

Jamie Oliver MBE is one of the most famous celebrity chefs in the country. His cheeky Essex boy persona and simple, delicious food have made him a hit in the food industry. Starting his career as a pastry chef at Antona Carluccio's Neal Street restaurant in London, he made his unannounced appearance in a BBC documentary while working at The River Cafe in Fulham and the producers loved him. From there his television career started to take off and now he has over ten best-selling books, including classics like Jamie's 15 minutes meals and Save with Jamie as well as having restaurants all over the world. Although, at the heart of all Jamie's recipes is the desire to make easy family dishes that are full of quality ingredients and that are super simple to make. If you like the sound of Jamie's recipes, why not try some of our favourite Jamie Oliver recipes including spicy scrambled eggs, prawn curry ,harissa chicken traybake, or chocolate orange shortbread