You could face anything after this hearty breakfast of eggs, mushrooms and tomatoes fried with bacon and butter. Slices of Irish soda bread are grilled in the skillet and served on the side.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Lay the bacon slices in a single layer in a large skillet. Fry over medium heat until it begins to get tinged with brown. Fry on both sides. Remove from pan, but save grease.

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  • Melt butter in skillet. Crack eggs into pan, being careful not to break yolks. Place tomato slices, mushrooms, and bread in pan. Fry gently, stirring mushrooms and tomatoes occasionally. Keep everything separate. Turn bread over to brown on both sides.

  • When egg whites are set, but yolks are still runny, dish half of everything onto each of 2 warmed plates, and serve immediately.

Cook's Note:

Start your day off the Irish way! You'll never want cold cereal again. To be really authentic, buy back bacon--it's much meatier than the belly bacon Americans eat. And it's absolutely essential that you serve this breakfast with sweet, milky tea.

Try one of these recipes for Irish Soda Bread or soda farls to fry up and serve on the side.

Nutrition Facts

723.5 calories; protein 35.2g 70% DV; carbohydrates 54.3g 18% DV; fat 41.8g 64% DV; cholesterol 458.9mg 153% DV; sodium 1430.5mg 57% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2005
Very authetic and quite similar to breakfast I once had in an Irish bed n'breakfast. Since I could not find back or Irish bacon as it is sometimes called I used meaty slices of ham. To help keep the eggs whole and seperate I fried the tomatoes and mushrooms in a seperate frying pan to make things easier. I garnished the plates with shredded good-quality Irish cheddar. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/13/2013
It is not authentic until you add black and white pudding as well as baked beans (which I really hate on my breakfast to be honest). This is more an "Irish American breakfast". Not bad but not Irish. I went to culinary school in Ireland and really....it NEEDS black and white pudding. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/12/2013
It is not authentic until you add black and white pudding as well as baked beans (which I really hate on my breakfast to be honest). This is more an "Irish American breakfast". Not bad but not Irish. I went to culinary school in Ireland and really....it NEEDS black and white pudding. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/30/2006
not bad but add some sausage,potatoe bread,baked beans,white or blood pudding,fried bread(crustless white bread fried until golden,ketchup or brown sauce(similar to steak sauce) and a steaming mug of tea and that's a good irish fry Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2005
Very authetic and quite similar to breakfast I once had in an Irish bed n'breakfast. Since I could not find back or Irish bacon as it is sometimes called I used meaty slices of ham. To help keep the eggs whole and seperate I fried the tomatoes and mushrooms in a seperate frying pan to make things easier. I garnished the plates with shredded good-quality Irish cheddar. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/05/2009
I haven't made this but spent quite some time in ireland and this lacks too many items to be an irish breakfast. black (blood pudding) and white pudding, eggs, grilled tomato. it's a good start. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2005
I love this recipe!! I have made it several times before and whenever I want breakfast for dinner irish breakfast is the first thing that pops into my head. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2006
For a truely authentic experience you'd need to find some black or white pudding, and for a truely magnificent hangover cure add baked beans and lashings of tea and toast. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2005
What size skillet does Prue have? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/10/2007
The only thing this needs is some black and white pudding and some potatoes! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/26/2007
It's missing some very vital ingredients.Where's the sausage,beans(baked) and black pudding?Whenever we have a big night out,the next morning we will head to our local cafe here in Dublin for a big fry up and it always has these things along with the bacon ,eggs etc.That's a true Irish fry up! Read More
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