An Irish Breakfast(Now with Pic)
Last year on St. Patrick's day I tried my hand at an Irish Breakfast. Unfortunately it didn't work out too well. I could not get ahold of the traditional meats here in Oklahoma and instead of Irish Back Bacon I just used some thick regular bacon. I also worked with canned mushrooms, tomatoes, and eggs. The one item I was able to pull off well was Irish Soda Bread, which was not only extremely easy to make, but tasted great. Unfortunately I am very bad at cooking eggs or bacon and ended up burning both beyond repair. The Mushrooms tasted poor and the tomatoes were more stewed than fried. All in all I failed Miserably. I did pull off a decent Corned Beef recipe for dinner though.
This year I want to give it another go, and I plan to be ready. I am intending to order some black pudding, Irish Back Bacon, and White Pudding...as well as some Ginger Beer, from a British Imports Website. I will be using fresh(as fresh as I can get) mushrooms and plan to be more careful with the eggs and bacon. My reasons for posting all this here are some possible tips for the mushrooms and tomatoes. As in, what are the best type of mushrooms to use and should I use Roma Tomatoes or the average variety? Also any tips on "frying" these two items would be great as well. The other reason is just to provide the below links to the recipes I have gathered and the British Imports Website I plan to use. You'll find the Irish Breakfast Food items under "Food" then "Perishables" at the top. Also, if it is possible to name links in these forums please let me know how.http://www.britishdelights.com/default.asphttp://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Irish-Breakfast/Detail.aspxhttp://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Irresistible-Irish-Soda-Bread/Detail.aspxhttp://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Corned-Beef-and-Cabbage-3/Detail.aspx