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!
The 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.
...if you would like to have an Irish breakfast in France, you can't!
So why do we call it Irish breakfast?
- Because my husband is Irish
- It is the closest we can get to an Irish breakfast
- 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 !
But if you want to have a proper full Irish breakfast, you can always order the pudding and the sausage at the British Corner shop following my affiliate links:
Cut the pudding into large slices and grill them with the sausage and the rashers/bacon.
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Homemade English Muffin
(You can also find them in the store)
Clonakilty White Pudding
Clonakilty Black Pudding
Richmond Thick Irish Sausages
Cut the pudding into large slices (1 cm) and cook them with the bacon and the sausage on a hot iron griddle
Cut the tomatoes in half and grill them with the mushrooms. Leave the mushrooms whole and if they are big cut them in half
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
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.
Serve with the tomatoes and the mushroom. Enjoy the Irish breakfast with a glass of orange juice.
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)