Irish Breakfast


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.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
2 servings


  • 6 thick slices bacon

  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 small tomatoes, sliced

  • 1 ½ cups whole mushrooms

  • 4 slices prepared soda bread


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (per serving)

724 Calories
42g Fat
54g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 724
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 17g 83%
Cholesterol 459mg 153%
Sodium 1431mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 14mg 69%
Calcium 140mg 11%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 1017mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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