Traditional Ulster Fry-up

    30 minutes

    The classic weekend breakfast of Northern Ireland - soda bread and potato farls cooked in bacon fat and served with bacon, sausage, tomato, egg and black pudding.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 2 thick slices bacon
    • 2 sausages
    • 1 soda bread farl, sliced in half horizontally
    • 2 potato bread farls
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, or as needed
    • 2 slices black pudding
    • 1 tomato, halved
    • 2 eggs

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees C.
    2. In a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat, cook the bacon and sausages until they are browned. Reserving the fat in the pan, transfer to a heat resistant dish. Keep warm in the oven.
    3. Fry both sides of the potato and soda farls in the reserved fat for a few minutes, or until they are golden and crispy. Meanwhile, heat oil in smaller frying pan over medium heat and cook black pudding slices and tomato halves. Transfer everything to the dish in the oven to keep warm.
    4. Crack eggs into the pan with any residual bacon grease, adding more oil to the pan if necessary. Fry until egg whites are set but yolks are still runny, or to your liking. Divide everything onto 2 separate plates and serve immediately.

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    When this breakfast started frying up, the crowds came running. Then they started jostling each other to get to the goods. Everything looked, smelled, and tasted sooooo amazing! I didn't wash it down with a pint of excellent coffee had to do. Could I eat this every day? Sure! But I'd have fewer days in the long run, and I'd have to run 10 miles a day to work off the calories. It will have to be a once-in-a-while treat. But what a treat!  -  06 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made this for a special St. Patrick's Day breakfast for my family. I love how fast and easy it was to make -- I made it all (minus boiling and mashing the potatoes the night before for the Farl) in 30 mins! I did leave out the black pudding because after reading the ingredients it just didn't sound like something my family or I would like. I had no idea how much this was going to yield! I made everything to the specifications, and it was SO MUCH food! I have a family of 4, and easily could have cut the recipe in half and still had plenty. Like others have said, its not something you would want to have everyday - loaded with fat, carbs, and calories - but for a once-in-a-while treat, yum!  -  17 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Growing up in an Irish family (Dad was from Northern Ireland) My dad got black pudding and Irish sausages from the Irish butcher shop, they are so good, I live in Pa,USA, now and I can't get black pudding or Irish sausage here. When I visited my relitives in Northern Ireland, they made me this breakfast and it's fantastic. Can't wait to go back.  -  17 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)