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6 Ideas For Irish Breakfast

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An Irish breakfast is called 'Fry Up' since all ingredients of breakfast are deep fried in the same skillet. A full Irish breakfast is high in proteins and fats since this suits the cold environment in Ireland. Beginning a cold day with an Irish breakfast whether in Ireland or elsewhere is the best thing to do. A traditional Irish breakfast includes 4 sausages, 4 strips of Irish bacon, 1 halved tomato, 4 eggs, 1 can of baked beans, some blutwurst and 2 cups of mashed potatoes. Classic taste of an Irish breakfast is enhanced by using Irish butter and whole-grain wheat toast. Apart from these, Irish breakfast can have other combinations of dishes.


  • Ideas for an Irish Breakfast

  1. Using a large skillet, cook sausages, bacon until brown. Drain and keep aside. Now add potatoes and soda farls until crispy and golden in color. Using the same skillet fry tomatoes and black pudding slices. Fry egg whites in remaining fat in skillet. Transfer everything on to a dish and serve warm. This is a typical method to get a Fry Up ready.

  2. In a large skillet, fry bacon and keep aside. Simultaneously, fry eggs without breaking yolk, tomato slices, mushrooms and bread. Stir mushrooms and tomatoes occasionally. Make sure both sides of bread turn brown. Dish out everything onto warmed plates.

  3. A lighter version of the Irish breakfast can be tried for those worried about calories. Fry 4 to 5 potato farls in a skillet until they turn brown. Crack an egg into the skillet and fry it letting the yolk remain runny. Place the fried egg on fried potato farls and serve warm with a cup of Irish breakfast tea.

  4. Using Irish butter fry Irish bacon with 'banger' sausages. Fry meats approximately for 8 min. The bacon should be brown yet limp. Bangers get ready once the meat inside bursts out through casing. In the same skillet fry medallions of blutwurst until firm and crispy. Complete the Irish breakfast with some white pudding fried in the remaining fat.

  5. In a skillet, crack 4 eggs and fry for 3 min. Scoop fat from skillet onto the eggs and let the yolk get cooked. Fry the eggs for 3 to 5 mins. Throw in the tomato halves and fry each side. Add a can of baked beans into the skillet and stir until hot. Serve everything on a plate.

  6. In order to cut down on meat in an Irish breakfast, the 'banger' sausages can be avoided along with black pudding. Fry tomatoes, potato farls and bacon in the skillet. Add some mushrooms to the tomatoes. Stir until brown in color. Fry eggs and brown Irish soda bread in the fat remaining in the skillet. Drain all food and serve in a plate with a cup of hot black Irish tea.


A full Irish breakfast is very filling and might seem difficult to consume at one sitting. But, the heavy breakfast would fill you up so much that you can have a late lunch.


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6 Ideas For Irish Breakfast