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"It's so beautifully arranged on the the plate – you know someone's fingers have been all over it." – Julia Child

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, they say, and we concur. It’s coffee and food just after waking for us, but this classic Irish breakfast ups the ante on the weekday yogurt-and-granola staple.

This breakfast is protein heavy, containing Irish bacon and sausages, black and white pudding, and sunny side-up eggs. In addition, there are fried tomatoes, beans (white in a sweet tomato sauce not unlike American baked beans), sautéed tomatoes, soda bread, and naturally, a pint of Guinness.

Please note that it does take some effort to gather the makings of this breakfast, but Irish products are available, and they are well worth seeking out, particularly the bacon, which is more like a slim pork chop rather than the American bacon strips.

Happy St. Patrick’s day, and sláinte!

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  1. March 13, 2015

    That’s a great breakfast plate, I love it!!

  2. March 14, 2015

    Looks yummy!

  3. March 17, 2015

    Happy green day!

  4. Gareth #
    March 19, 2015

    To be truly an Irish Breakfast ditch the pint and add piping hot, strong tea with milk…..

  5. March 25, 2015

    These look heavenly !!!

  6. March 27, 2015

    I adore all of the vivid lovely pictures you have! Much love! x

  7. March 31, 2015

    I love breakfast, it’s my favourite meal of the day 🙂

  8. April 2, 2015

    This is spot on!! I can’t count on both hands the amount of times I’ve eaten a breakfast like this in Scotland. Beautiful for a hangover!!

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