An old motto says: Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper. It means it is wise to start your day with a large cooked breakfast. Such a motto could very much be applied to the traditional full Irish breakfast.
A large cooked breakfast of meat (sausages, bacon and black and white puddings), eggs, baked beans, tomatoes and mushrooms all fried in creamery butter. It is served with homemade Irish soda or brown bread or toast.
A strong cup of breakfast tea is perfect to wash down your full Irish.
This meal was traditionally concocted to prepare one for a full days heavy work outside on cold winter days. Today it’s served in many pubs as a all-day-breakfast also after official breakfast times.