We are told by health and nutrition experts that breakfast is the most important meal of the day; however, here in Florida, "breakfast" often means a fast McMuffin and coffee, "to go". A traditional Irish breakfast is not fast food…it’s a sit-down feast, prepared with love and care, and served with hospitality and good conversation.
The main course of the traditional Irish breakfast is also known as the “fry-up”, which consists of meat, eggs, pudding, bread and vegetables, which are all shallow-fried in a pan. In addition to the fried foods, the breakfast is served with slices of toast or other bread, a pot of tea, and a glass of orange juice, making it the “full” Irish breakfast.
To prepare a “full” Irish breakfast, we recommend using Irish-made ingredients, where possible. Anyone from Ireland knows that sausages and puddings aren’t sausages and puddings unless they’re from Ireland.
List of ingredients:
- Black & White Pudding
- Fried or scrambled Eggs
- Potato Bread
- Baked Beans (personal choice)
- Wheat Bread
Shallow fry the bacon, sausages, eggs and Black & White pudding until cooked.
If you are having potato bread, also shallow fry the bread with chopped tomatoes or mushrooms until cooked.
Serve the fry-up with wheaten bread, toast, jam, butter and marmalade, along with a pot of tea and a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice.
It really is that simple…or maybe not.
If the Irish ingredients aren’t available where you live, or if you want to make your life easy, have them sent to you: Traditional Irish Breakfast. All that you’ll need to add are fresh eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms and orange juice.