Recipe courtesy of Amy Stevenson for Food Network Kitchen

Full Irish Breakfast

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
When the Irish call this a full breakfast, they’re not kidding. We’ve given you all the traditional components here, but if you’re looking for a smaller meal, feel free to mix and match. Irish bacon is leaner than American-style bacon, so Canadian bacon is the closest substitute. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can also bake a loaf of soda bread to stand in for your toast.



  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  2. Heat the baked beans in a small covered saucepan, stirring occasionally, over low heat. 
  3. Meanwhile, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and then add 1 tablespoon of the butter. When it melts, add the mushrooms, season with salt and pepper and brown on one side for 1 to 2 minutes. Toss the mushrooms and push them to one side of the skillet. Add the tomatoes to the other side, season with salt and pepper and cook, turning once, until browned on the edges and slightly softened, about 1 minute per side. At the same time, continue to cook the mushrooms, tossing occasionally, until browned and tender, 2 to 3 minutes more. Transfer the mushrooms and tomatoes to the prepared baking sheet, keeping the components separate, and place in the oven to keep warm.  
  4. Add the remaining tablespoon of butter to the same skillet and melt over medium heat. Add the bacon, white pudding and black pudding and fry, turning occasionally, until browned, about 4 minutes. Transfer to the baking sheet with the mushrooms and tomatoes, leaving the fat in the skillet. Put the bread on the other side of the baking sheet and place in the oven. Let the bread toast, flipping once, while you fry the eggs. 
  5. Heat the fat in the skillet over medium heat. Crack the eggs into the skillet, season with salt and pepper and fry, flipping once, about 3 minutes total for over-easy eggs with slightly runny yolks. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and divide each of the components between two plates. Serve more butter and the marmalade on the side for the toast and hot tea as your beverage.