Fancy an Irish breakfast? Know that the Traditional Irish Breakfast is a must-have meal for anyone who wants to learn about Irish mores! Known as “Irish Breakfast Recipes”, “Full Irish Breakfast” or even “Irish Fry”: the “ made in Ireland ” breakfast consists mainly of eggs, bacon, beans, and sausages. And since the Irish aren’t afraid to mix sweet and savory, you’ll be treated to jam toast, paired with Irish tea, coffee, orange juice, and milk. It’s your choice, and it’s a treat! A brilliant way to taste the incomparable sense of Irish hospitality!
The traditional irish breakfast
AN ULTRA-GENEROUS MEAL, WHICH ALLOWS YOU TO START THE DAY ON THE RIGHT FOOT!
For Irish people, Irish Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Although many Irish people are starting to abandon it, because of the time needed to devote to preparing it, it nevertheless remains a flagship dish of Irish gastronomy.
It must be said that this dish plays on simple and generous products, which, when combined, make it possible to obtain what is the very essence of Irish hospitality: generosity.
The tastes are particularly comforting, and will even manage to convince the most reluctant to sweet/savory meals in the morning. Because this is the success of this traditional dish from Ireland: it manages to convince everyone!
Where to eat an Irish breakfast in Ireland?
BET ON YOUR ACCOMMODATION, OR ON AN IRISH PUB / RESTAURANT!
The question often comes up: but where to enjoy a good “Full Irish Breakfast” in Ireland?
There are many possibilities:
- Are you staying in a B&B? Breakfast is generally included in the plan. (sometimes optional, but this is rare). It is usually served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
- Do you want to discover it during a trip to town or to a small Irish village? Many Irish pubs offer it a la carte, as do some restaurants offering brunch.
A true institution, know that an Irish breakfast worthy of the name calls first and foremost on regional products from the country. Everything is fresh and authentic: from the black and white pudding of Clonakilty, through the bacon or even the eggs … not to mention their homemade bread, their inimitable sausages, or their whiskey marmalade!
And you can feel it when tasting! We perceive authentic products with character, which harmonize perfectly with sweet ingredients.
A good Irish breakfast costs between 8 and 13 € on average (sometimes more expensive in some establishments, but it all depends on where you are).
If you’re at the pub, don’t be surprised if we recommend a pint of Guinness on the side: it’s a little Irish tradition, not compulsory of course! (not all Irish people consume it in the morning, we reassure you). Nevertheless, the Irish stout goes well with the dish.
It is then important to take the time to taste. You will then be stalled for the rest of the morning, and will not wait for your lunch as quickly as usual!
If you are not in Ireland and yet you want to discover this gastronomic delight, know that it is very easy 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. The whole thing being of course to coordinate so that everything is hot when the breakfast is served. So here we will only give you a few tips to make sure you have a 100% Irish meal.
The basic ingredients of this traditional breakfast are:
- Bacon Slices
- Irish sausages
- Black and / or white sausage rings ( Black Pudding and White Pudding )
- Brown Bread (traditional brown bread made from cereals)
- Irish tea also called Irish Breakfast Tea
- Orange juice
- To start, put the raw bacon slices in a pan, and heat. These slices must be golden brown before placing them on the plate.
- Take the opportunity to cook the little Irish sausages over low heat. Don’t forget to turn them over as you cook.
- At the same time, place the slices of 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 of Brown Bread , spread butter toast and cut if you wish triangular shape for a pretty presentation.
- Prepare Irish Breakfast Tea , or coffee however you like.
- Serve each a large glass of orange juice.
- Serve each preparation on the same plate.
- Finally, don’t forget to place butter, jam, fruit and fresh bread on the meal table.
- You can now taste it!
Ricotta pancakes for breakfast, lunch, and tea
Ricotta is a mild Italian cheese made from the whey leftover from cheese making. The resulting pancakes are richer than the buttermilk version, have a higher fat content, and produce a similar fluffy texture. To me, the taste is not as good as a buttermilk pancake, but that could be due to the fact that I can get good quality buttermilk, at an affordable price, more easily than equivalent ricotta that I am prepared to try. this way.
This is my favorite recipe for ricotta pancakes. It is adapted from the one featured in Rose Carrarini’s Breakfast, Lunch, Tea from Rose Bakery in Paris and includes the reminder: ‘when adding’ wet to dry ‘never remove air from the mix by overmixing the batter. In fact, at this point, you should “flip the dough with a large spoon no more than eight times!” Serve with your choice of fruit compote or, like here, with that unbeatable combination of bananas and maple syrup.
|Ricotta cheese||100 grams (4 oz)|
|Milk||100 milliliters (4 fl oz)|
|Eggs||2 medium size|
|Soft flour||75 grams (3 oz)|
|Baking powder||1\2 teaspoon|
|Some unsalted butter||for cooking|
- Beat the ricotta with the milk and egg yolks until smooth.
- In a separate large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Add the wet mixture to the flour and stir very lightly.
- Beat the egg whites until stiff and then fold them into the batter.
- Melt some butter in a small skillet and add 3 tablespoons of batter. Tilt the pan to obtain an even thickness of the batter.
- Cook over low to medium heat until the pancake is slightly golden on the bottom. Turn and cook for another minute or so until cooked through.
- Cook the rest of the pancakes the same way, adding a little extra butter to the skillet for each one.
- Serve hot with your choice of fruit or sauce, or both.