Mmmmm…I miss irish breakfast – best thing for a hangover! I haven’t had one since I lived in Woodside, Queens many years ago…Aybody know where to find a good one in Central Jersey?
My brother is a chef, and he describes the Irish cooking technique of my mother as "burn it, put butter on it." Niagra, my Irish husband tells the story of his grandma burning the toast every day at breakfast. When that happened, she wouldn’t give it to Duffy, her beloved Irish setter, so instead she’d scrape it and give it to her husband. "Duffy won’t eat it!" she’d say, and throw the scraped, burned dried out piece on her husband’s saucer…clink! He would be ignoring her behind the newspaper. But he’d put a lot of butter on it, and gnaw away at it.
On the plus side for Irish cuisine, my husband makes the best thick oatmeal, and puts a pinch of salt, and lots of butter (of course), maple syrup and whole milk in it.
How do you cook them before dropping them, from what height? [;)]
Gee John, I love beans and eggs. In fact I think I’ll treat myself this morning to a couple of dropped eggs on beans for breakfast. Thanks for the idea. Chow Jim
There’s a place on I-Drive in Orlando that advertises an English breakfast with free Heinz Beans. I thought beans & eggs were bad enough but to tell you that the beans are free?
There’s an excellent place in Yonkers called the Irish Coffe Shop, on McLean.
Was in Ireland over the summer as well and had this 3 times in a week. Just too much to have it every day, but very tasty – my fellow yank friends objected to the sausages, saying they seemed undercooked. My thought was that there was fewer fat and less spices than the traditional American Link, but it was safe. Mushrooms are also a possibility in addition to all of the above.
There are a few places in SF where you can get this, including one on Polk between Bush and Sutter – can’t remember the name b ut must give it a try.
Funny. I thought it was called Guiness.
The "traditional Irish breakfast" at my Granparents’ house consisted of cold cereal and toast you had to scrape the burnt off of, served by Grandma Murphy who had her everpresent Raleigh dangling in the middle of her mouth, and Grandpa Murphy who sat at the kitchen table and shaved with his electric razor while he smoked his Camels.
The special Sunday breakfast before Mass consisted of bacon and eggs with Raleigh ash seasoning.
I wish I could have come over to your house, annpeeples.
I am also a big fan of the traditional Irish Breakfast. Very filling. After one of those babies, soup and bread and an ale are all I have ever needed from a pub for lunch, sometimes lunch isn’t needed if you plan to do an early bird supper, before hitting the pubs.
Also some places offer smoked salmon and eggs. Which is also very good. Others offer sauted mushrooms, as well as pan fried potato cakes. As for their bacn/rashers – think more one the lines of what we think of has canadian bacon, but a bit fattier
For everyday eating, most Irish eat prtetty much what we eat, toast, cereal, etc, and save the "traditional breakfast" for weekends and/or special occassions.
Stop and Shop supermarket in Walpole, MA now has things like blood sausage and bangers in their sausage section. I haven’t tried them yet but plan to do so. A lot of us transplanted Boston Irish ended up here so makes good business sense. Adjudicator, Odin would say, "Sveiks!" (he was actually Latvian you know) Fred
Whenever my Grandmother Kelly came to visit when I was a child,she insisted on making breakfast with all, or parts of the foods described.It was such a festive and fun way to start the morning.I was thrilled to find both bangers and rashers(imported from Ireland)at a specialty food store in Kohler, Wi.So I stocked up as it is a 90 minute ride from my house…..[:)]
Way to much friggin’ meat. A cardiologists dream come true.
Mrs. Roadhouse and I ate that breakfast every morning for two weeks and loved it.
Yup, it is a lot of meat, but it was the only meal we ate until dinner. And even then we ended up sharing a meal because we just couldn’t eat any more than that.
In addition, although we were tourists, we were more active on that trip than we would have been at home. Hence, we burned up more calories than we would have under normal circumstances. Even with all that meat, we actually lost weight by the time we got home!
BTW, that’s only part of the Irish breakfast, at least as it’s served in the typical B&B. It’s considerably more balanced than it sounds, including yogurt, fresh fruit, fruit juices, cereals, oatmeal and granola, and whole grain breads with real Irish butter and jams.
We waddled away from the table each morning but felt great throughout the day, without the need to snack.
What would ODIN do?
you mean people actually steal ideas?[}:)]
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