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Recipes Inspired By Traditional Irish Breakfast

Posted: 03/13/2012 9:38 am EDT


Any Irishman or woman will tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day in Ireland. They really know what it takes to make a breakfast with the fuel and energy to keep going through the day. Though not everyone eats a full Irish breakfast every day (eggs, bacon/rashers, sausage, white and black puddings, fried tomatoes, sauteed mushrooms, baked beans and toast), the traditional flavors are just as much appreciated today as ever before.

We've put together a collection of breakfast recipes inspired by a traditional Irish breakfast. You don't need to be Irish to get a taste of the Emerald Isle, and you sure don't have to get on an airplane.

We've included the classic potato boxty, a must-have side dish for Irish breakfast. And we have a number of casseroles that combine all the savory flavors of breakfast -- try a bacon and egg bake with cheese for a change from the usual. And we have a very flavorful hash made with smoked trout. These recipes will inspire you to make a big breakfast or brunch for your family.

What's your favorite Irish breakfast item? Leave us a comment below.

Pan Boxty
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A boxty is a classic Irish dish much like hash browns that can be enjoyed for breakfast as a side dish. It's made of grated potato, compacted and fried in a skillet. For a twist, try adding a handful of your favorite herbs. Serve it alongside your fried eggs and rashers.

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