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The ingredients of a hearty traditional full Irish breakfast

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A FULL Irish breakfast is traditionally an indulgent treat for lazy Sunday mornings.

But here at The Irish Post we feel that the glorious ingredients of sausages, rashers, eggs, black pudding and a cup of tea should be enjoyed all-day-long.

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Whether you prefer lots of buttery white or brown toast, a cup of Barry’s or Lyon’s tea, or like your eggs scrambled or fried is down to you, but there are a few essential componesnt go a full Irish.

A full fry-up contains on average around 1,300 calories in one serving, which is almost three quarters of a woman’s daily recommended intake (2,000 calories) and over half of that suggested for men (2,500 calories).

Here’s a nutritional breakdown of the typical ingredients found in a full Irish breakfast (fried):

2 rashers of bacon (168 calories, fat 10.8g)

2 sausages (412 calories, fat 30g)

1 fried egg (80 calories, fat 5g)

1 fried white pudding (80 calories, fat 5g)

1 black pudding (101 calories, fat 5.6 g)

2 tomato’s (120 calories, fat 9g)

Handful of fried mushrooms (44 calories, fat 4.4g)

2 toasts (white) with butter (180 calories, fat 5.2g) or 2 pieces soda bread (428 calories, fat 7.4g)

Cup of Barry’s or Lyons tea

(Figures are an average indication)

What do you include in your traditional Irish breakfast? 


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One comment on “The ingredients of a hearty traditional full Irish breakfast”

  1. Garvan Hickey

    The humble tomato's often misspelt. The plural of tomato is tomatoes.


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