“Eat breakfast like a King, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper.”
Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, however, on one side too many people just don’t eat in the morning or just have a coffee. And on the other side, there are people who have an extraordinary breakfast every morning, the most famous is the British one but the Irish one has its own peculiarities and characteristics.
The basis of continental breakfasts is always the same: a full meal with meat, egg, carbohydrates and vegetables. However, each kind of “king ” breakfast has its own specificities. Therefore, the typical Irish breakfast consists of meat, such as bacon, sausages and black or white puddings, eggs, vegetables such as tomato beans and it is served with homemade Irish soda or brown bread with a cup of tea. Originally, it was conceived as the only meal for the whole day to get farmers prepared to a day of hard work mainly in winter. (#WORKHARD #EATHARD) What’s interesting is that all the ingredients directly came from the farm itself!
In the past, this kind of heavy breakfast was essential to workers because they required sustenance, but nowadays it became the fashionable, “instagrammable”, so-called… BRUNCH!
Here are some Dos and Don’ts:
-DO eat runny egg yolks: otherwise the risk is that the egg would be tasteless, or worse could taste plastic!
-DO separate eggs from beans: it’s important to create a barrier (possibly with sausages) between the two of them
-DO prefer the quantity to diversity: it’s better to have two sausages rather than one slice of bacon and one sausage, or if you like, you’ll be welcomed to have both but in double!
-DON’T add french fries to your Irish breakfast
- DON’T take mayonnaise, you always should choose Ketchup ou HP sauce to enhance the taste of the breakfast
-DON’T leave anything on your plate: as you started, you can finish too! Easy :)
By Francesca B & Mathilde from StayPlanet