What does it take to make the perfect Irish breakfast? Lidl has us covered when it comes to the do’s and don’ts of this mighty meal, so pop on the kettle and make sure you have everything you need for the best brekkie.
First things first
Before you get cracking, lay the table with everything you might need, including ketchup, jam, marmalade, milk, orange juice and — of course — some good Irish butter. If your weird uncle asks for mayo, shun him! There’s a time and a place for that carry-on, and it’s not the fry-up.
Don’t go bacon my heart
Yes, we all want crispy rashers, but make sure you don’t overdo it. Nobody wants their rashers to crack into shards the moment they try to close a bacon butty.
For fryin’ out loud
Runny yolks are the business; runny whites, not so much. Spoon hot oil over the tops of fried eggs while they’re cooking to encourage the whites to set speedily, leaving the yolks perfectly runny.
To bean or not to bean?
And more importantly, are you unfazed by them touching your eggs, or do you need them in a separate bowl?
Raise a toast
Make sure there’s plenty of toast for everyone’s unique fry-up sandwich combinations. If there was ever a time to break out the Connell Bakery Slides Soda Bread, this is it.
Ah go on, go on, go on
Perhaps the most important rule — don’t forget to have the kettle boiled as you’re finishing the cooking, and make sure you scald the teapot before making the tea.
Ready to make the perfect Irish breakfast? Try Lidl’s recipe here!