Full irish breakfast

The Traditional Irish Breakfast is an essential meal for anyone wishing to learn about Irish customs! Known as “Traditional Irish Breakfast”, “Full Irish Breakfast” or “Irish Fry”: Irish breakfast consists mainly of eggs, bacon, beans and sausage. And since the Irish are not afraid to mix sweet and savory, you will be entitled to toast with jam, accompanied by Irish tea, coffee, orange juice and milk. It’s up to you, and it’s a treat! A great way to experience the incomparable sense of Irish hospitality!

The traditional irish breakfast

The most important meal for irishes!

Traditionally, Irish Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, although many Irish people are starting to neglect it because of the time it takes to prepare it.

The best for you, if you are in Ireland, is to have an Irish Breakfast in a Pub, or more simply in your hotel or Bed and Breakfast, which serve it mainly from 7am to 10am. They are simply delicious and usually cost no more than € 8 per person. You will then be ready for the rest of the morning, and will not wait as quickly as usual for your lunch!

If you are not in Ireland and yet wish to discover this gastronomic delight, know that it is very simple to prepare an Irish Breakfast. Here is the most common recipe used in Ireland:

Irish breakfast recipe:

First of all, know that it is extremely easy to cook such a breakfast. Everything of course has to be coordinated so that all ingredients are hot by the time breakfast is served.

So here are just a few tips to make sure you have a 100% Irish meal.


The basic ingredients of this traditional breakfast are:


  • To start, put the raw bacon slices in a pan, and heat. These slices must be nicely browned before placing them on the plate.
  • Also take the opportunity to cook small Irish sausages over low heat. Do not forget to turn them over as they cook.
  • At the same time, place Black Pudding and white pudding in the pan. Brown them on each side for a few minutes.
  • In a saucepan, bring the milk and oatmeal to a boil in a saucepan to prepare the Porridge and place the preparation in bowls which you will season with salt, sugar, honey, raisins … etc. according to your preference.
  • This time, take a new pan and prepare fried eggs or scrambled eggs (your choice).
  • Toast Brown Bread, spread butter on toasts and cut into triangular shapes if desired for a nice presentation.
  • Prepare some Irish Breakfast Tea or some coffee as desired.
  • Serve a large glass of orange juice for each.
  • Serve each preparation on the same plate.
  • Finally, don’t forget to place butter, jam, fruit and fresh bread on the meal table.
  • It is now time enjoy!

Full irish breakfast: the essentials