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What’s an Irish Breakfast?
Ever wonder what an Irish breakfast is exactly? There is the tea and the breakfast itself. A traditional Irish Breakfast (not the tea) is a very hearty meal that will clog your arteries just to look at. It is more of a weekend or special occasion meal, and certainly not for the vegetarian or vegan palate! Expect some or all of the following on your overflowing plate:
- Irish pork sausages (Bangers): The inclusion of rosemary, thyme, basil, and breadcrumbs make Irish sausages a little different than your average sausage.
- Irish bacon (Rashers): Similar to Canadian bacon (more like ham) except with a little fattier, cut into a round shape.
- Fried Eggs: With runny yolk.
- Mushrooms: Sauteed in butter, because those mushrooms don’t have enough cholesterol on their own!
- Baked Beans: Just your standard baked bean recipe.
- Tomato: Cut in half and grilled until slightly caramelized.
- Bread: Can be soda bread, potato bread, or your standard bread, just fry it up in bacon fat.
- Black & or White Pudding: Not your standard pudding recipe. Black pudding is made from pork blood and white pudding is made from pork fat. Looks more like a patty.
Try at your own risk!
An Irish Breakfast tea, on the other hand is simply a blend of teas from different growing regions. It tends to weight heavily in malty Assam teas balanced with either clean crisp Ceylon teas or Chinese teas. An Irish Breakfast tea tends to stand up well to more savory meals, but can be enjoyed equally with something as simple as a piece of toast.
Want to brew your tea like the Irish? Add one teaspoon loose leaf tea per cup of water, plus one for the pot. Steep 3-4 minutes. When serving, fill the tea cup about 1/3 with milk, then add brewed tea. You might want to warm the milk a little if it’s cooling your tea down too much. Sweeten if desired. Need a little more help brewing tea? visit this link.
Have a great holiday weekend!