St. Patrick's Day Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Farls, soda bread, and more of the best recipes for a traditional Irish breakfast (or “Ulster Fry”) on St. Patrick’s Day.

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Irish Breakfast

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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.

Irish Eggs

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My mom used to make this every Sunday and I continued the tradition. My family loves it! Now my daughter makes it for her family and my son-in-law thinks she is a great cook! You may also add cooked bacon, ham or sausage into the mix if you wish.

Sweet Irish Bread

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A sweet breakfast bread with raisins that tastes most excellent toasted.

Irish Boxty

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Boxty is a traditional Irish dish made of potatoes. An old Irish rhyme goes: 'Boxty on the griddle, boxty on the pan; if you can't make boxty, you'll never get a man'.

Irish Soda Bread IV

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Bread when eaten warm and topped with butter can't be beat. The sour cream is not necessary, but makes a better texture bread.

St. Michael's Irish Americano

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After downing many an Irish coffee while in Ireland, I adapted this recipe to suit my Northwest coffee loving taste buds!

Black Treacle Scones

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This is a very old recipe. Serve these flavorful scones warm with butter. They may be a little heavy for modern tastes but you can lighten the texture up by using an egg in place of some of the milk if you like.

Rhubarb Jam

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A rhubarb lover's delight! Rhubarb jam, pure and simple, with the consistency of apple butter. This jam also freezes well, but it will probably get eaten up before making it to the freezer! Fabulous!
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Deluxe Corned Beef Hash

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I purposely cook a whole corned beef just to make hash. There's nothing like the taste of fresh versus canned hash. This is also good for leftover St. Paddy's Day corned beef. I throw the carrot in for color, claiming it's the Leprechaun's gold. Serve with fried eggs and brown soda bread (farls).

Irish Potato Farls

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The word farl originates from the Gaelic word fardel meaning four parts. These potato griddle breads can be made with leftover mashed potatoes too. Serve hot with a little butter and salt, or fry them alongside soda bread as part of an Ulster Fry-up.

Brennan's Irish Soda Bread

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Warm and soft Irish tradition passed down our family line, and directly into our bellies.

Irresistible Irish Soda Bread

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A very easy, very good tasting bread. Best if made the day before, or several hours before serving.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Irish Soda Bread Muffins

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Irish Soda Bread III

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Irish Soda Bread for the bread machine. This recipe makes a wonderfully tasty loaf.