An Irish Breakfast in France

A real full Irish breakfast is made with eggs, rashers/bacon, sausage, white and black pudding, mushrooms, tomatoes, and soda or brown bread. Not easy to find all these ingredients in France, so we adapt!

Irish breakfast in FranceThe sausage and the white and black pudding are very specific to Ireland.

The pudding, in particular, is what differentiates an Irish breakfast from an English one.

They cannot be replaced by local products, even if you may found something looking very similar: black and white boudin.

They are completely different from the Irish pudding.

So .....

...if you would like to have an Irish breakfast in France,  you can't!

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So why do we call it Irish breakfast?

  1. Because my husband is Irish
  2. It is the closest we can get to an Irish breakfast
  3. So we pretend it is

We just have eggs, rashers/bacon, mushrooms and tomatoes, and to make it special we use our homemade English muffins.

So why don't we call it English breakfast?

Because English breakfast has baked beans, and ..... no thank you !

Comfort Food homemade english muffin egg benedict

A proper Irish breakfast

But if you want to have a proper full Irish breakfast, you need to find the pudding and the sausage:

  • Clonakilty White Pudding
  • Clonakilty Black Pudding
  • Richmond Thick Irish Sausages

Cut the pudding into large slices and grill them with the sausage and the rashers/bacon.

The Yacht Club de Monaco and Prince Alber organized a full Irish in honor of the  Kilcullen Team Ireland in occasion of the Monaco Globe Series.

It is the first stage of the Globe Series, the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship.

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Irish breakfast in France

Irish breakfast in France
Prep Time
10 mins

Cook Time
20 mins

Total Time
30 mins


A real full Irish breakfast is made with white and black pudding and soda or brown bread which are difficult to find in France, so we adapt!


Servings: 4 people
Calories: 315 kcal

  • 4
    Homemade English Muffin
    (You can also find them in the store)
  • 200
  • 4
  • 200
  • 4
    small tomatoes
For a full Irish breakfast
  • 200
    Clonakilty White Pudding
  • 200
    Clonakilty Black Pudding
  • 450
    Richmond Thick Irish Sausages

  1. Cut the pudding into large slices (1 cm) and cook them with the bacon and the sausage on a hot iron griddle

    Egg Benedict cook the bacon, mushroom and tomatoes
  2. Cut the tomatoes in half and grill them with the mushrooms. Leave the mushrooms whole and if they are big cut them in half

  3. Keep the cooked meat warm either next to the grill or in a warm oven while you cook the eggs on the griddle. If you want to shape them round like the muffins cook them inside the muffins' rings

    Egg Benedict cooked in the mould
  4. Cut the muffins in two and place the egg over one half and the bacon over the other. If you are cooking 2 eggs each place the bacon on the half muffins and the eggs on top.

    Homemade English Muffins
  5. Serve with the tomatoes and the mushroom. Enjoy the Irish breakfast with a glass of orange juice.

    Comfort Food homemade english muffin egg benedict

Recipe Notes

Calories 316 calories per serving Fat 14 gr per serving Carbohydrates 28 gr per serving Cholesterol 186 mg Proteins 20 gr per serving Sugar 3 gr per serving Sodium 1040 mg per serving (pudding and sausages excluded)

Nutritional information is provided for general purpose only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely.

A real full Irish breakfast is made with white and black pudding and soda or brown bread which are difficult to find in France, so we adapt! - Your Guardian Chef #irishbreakfast #englishmuffins #bacon #egg

  14 comments for “An Irish Breakfast in France

  1. 6th December 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Delish!! I had an Irish Breakfast in Ireland and quite enjoyed it. Yours looks scrumptious, especially with the homemade English muffins!! Seeing your recipe makes me want to go back to Ireland!

    • Laura
      6th December 2017 at 2:55 pm

      Thanks. I should post soon the recipe for the Irish brown bread

  2. Beth Neels
    6th December 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Looks delicious! I will pass on the puddings though, I think!

    • Laura
      7th December 2017 at 11:50 am

      No, Beth. You have to try the puddings. I will send you some

  3. 16th December 2017 at 7:36 am

    Thanks so much for this post! I had no idea there was a common Irish breakfast, so I’ve been educated! Love the French background with the pool ….. so inviting!

    • Laura
      16th December 2017 at 7:53 am

      Thank you Cleo, I hope to add the photo of the puddings soon

  4. 16th December 2017 at 4:09 pm

    I was only in Ireland for a few days but I remember the delicious soda bread…and the champ – such a delicious combination.

    • Laura
      16th December 2017 at 4:18 pm

      Indeed, I should make the soda bread and publish the recipe

  5. 16th December 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Haha, I’d totally eat the baked beans for breakfast! This looks great, no less 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    • Laura
      16th December 2017 at 6:29 pm

      Sorry, I know. I love English cuisine but beans for breakfast I just cannot get used to. LOL

  6. 16th December 2017 at 6:52 pm

    This is perfection on a plate. We have an Irish pub that does a breakfast once a month and it’s soooo good. Now I’m hungry!!

    • Laura
      17th December 2017 at 4:57 am

      Lucky you !!

  7. 16th December 2017 at 7:11 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious! I am having some serious breakfast envy!

    • Laura
      17th December 2017 at 4:56 am

      Ah, ah Thanks

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