Recipe for an Irish Fry-Up Breakfast


L.M.Reid creates delicious recipes and gives step-by-step instructions with her own photos so you can learn how to make each recipe at home.

How to make this Irish breakfast fry up from scratch.

How to make this Irish breakfast fry up from scratch.

Recipe for Breakfast Sandwiches

A cooked breakfast in the morning gives a tasty start to your day. I have included step-by-step instructions with my own photos and videos so you can follow how I cooked and prepared these delicious sandwiches. I have often had this Irish fry-up for lunch, as well.


  • 2 eggs (free range are best)
  • 2 rashers of bacon, streaky or back
  • 2 tomatoes, large
  • 2 buns or bread, white or brown
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Tomato sauce
Ingredients for an Irish fry-up

Ingredients for an Irish fry-up

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

3 min

15 min

18 min

Makes 2 sandwiches


  1. Heat up the pan and add a small amount of oil.
  2. Fry the rashers, turning after a few minutes. Fry to whatever way you like them.
  3. While the rashers are cooking wash and cut up the tomatoes.
  4. Remove the rashers and put on a plate.
  5. Add the tomatoes. I prefer to leave the pan with the bacon juices on it when I fry the tomatoes.
  6. You can clean first if you prefer and add a small amount of oil.
  7. As these are cooking prepare your buns or toast.
  8. When the tomatoes are cooked to your satisfaction remove and add to the plate.
  9. Fry the egg. Whatever way this is cooked is up to you.
  10. A few seconds before the egg is ready add the rasher and tomato back on the frying pan.
  11. Remove the three cooked ingredients and put on your bun or toast.
  12. Add your seasoning and or sauce as required.
  13. Enjoy!

10 Easy Breakfast Recipes

An In-Depth Look at the Ingredients

Fried eggs, tomatoes, and rashers is my favourite hot sandwich. I love the combination of all the flavours here. It is a perfect hot sandwich for a late lunch or quick snack at night. I do not make it for breakfast because I am not the best first thing in the morning so I only ever have cereal or plain toast. But if you are one of those people that is full of energy and the joys of life first thing in the morning it is also a great breakfast meal.

Fried eggs

There are so many ways to fry an egg. I love my eggs fried quickly with the yolk left slightly cooked so that it is runny when eaten. My sister will only eat her eggs if they are fried until the yolk is solid. I have done both here in this hot sandwich recipe, one for myself and one for my sister.

Egg sandwich with bacon

Egg sandwich with bacon

Rashers of Bacon

In Ireland we call these rashers. There are many different ones you can buy and use. For this sandwich I prefer to cook the back bacon rasher. I use the streaky bacon when I am cooking a fry up with home made chips for my dinner. There are also many different ways of cooking rashers.

They can be grilled or fried on the pan. Do you prefer yours soft or very well done? Streaky bacon fried until crispy is my favourite with egg and chips. But for this recipe I like back rashers well done.

Fried Tomatoes

There are so many different tomatoes on the market today that we are spoilt for choice. But for frying I prefer the larger beef tomato. My sister likes hers fried in big pieces and very well done. I on the other hand prefer mine cooked in smaller pieces but also well cooked.

How you cook these ingredients for your own hot sandwich is up to you. The beauty of this recipe is that you can cater to all tastes as I have done here because it is so easy and quick.

Breakfast sandwich

Breakfast sandwich

Fried egg and bacon sandwich

Fried egg and bacon sandwich

Irish Breakfast Sandwich

I know the combination of fried eggs, tomatoes and rashers on the bun or toast looks messy. Oh, but it really does taste so delicious! If you have never had one of these sandwiches then why not make one for yourself. I guarantee you that it is a wonderful combination of taste and flavours.

What do you think of my hot sandwich recipe?


L M Reid (author) from Ireland on June 24, 2013:

Looking at the photos of this hot breakfast sandwich is making me hungry again lol.

Thank you GetitScene for taking the time to leave a comment.

Dale Anderson from The High Seas on June 19, 2013:

FANTASTIC! Breakfast is my favorite meal and this looks wonderful to me. Eggs, Bacon, toast and tomato is the perfect meal.

L M Reid (author) from Ireland on May 05, 2013:

I have never tried lettuce and cheese in a breakfast sandwich. I must say it does sound like it might be a different and nice taste. I will add these ingredients next time I make mine.

Thanks sgbrown for your recipe and taking the time to leave a comment.

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on April 27, 2013:

I make a very similar breakfast sandwick about 3 times a week, it is one of our favorites. I fry my bacon, then fry the eggs, (we like ours well done on the breakfast sandwich). Then I add a slice of cheese, tomato and a little lettuce too and serve it on toast. Yummy! Great hub with good pictures and instructions. Voted up, useful and yummy! :)

L M Reid (author) from Ireland on January 22, 2013:

This recipe only takes a few minutes and is so easy to make.

Brett I agree with you that bacon, egg and tomatoes all fried together on a sandwich or bun is very tasty.Thanks for the shares and votes.

Sinea, yes I always feel ready to do more work once I have eaten this sandwich. It is very filling

Sinea Pies from Northeastern United States on October 31, 2012:

I find that eggs and bacon "stick" with me longer. I have lots of energy and do not get hungry until much later. Besides, I LOVE how they taste. Thanks, How To-Answers, for the great recipe. Voted up and interesting (because of the introduction to "rashers")

Brett C from Asia on October 31, 2012:

Although it is maybe not the healthiest snack, it is one of the tastiest! :-) Definitely a favorite of mine, although I prefer the French stick bread.

Shared, up, awesome, pinned and tweeted.

L M Reid (author) from Ireland on June 24, 2012:

Rashers of bacon are sold in the UK and Ireland mainly in packs of 6. They are very thin slices of bacon either smoked or unsmoked that are made for the purpose of frying or grilling.

Peggy they would not be as thick as a thin pork chop and the taste is completely different. The Canadian bacon does sound nearer the mark. Thanks for the votes.

Naimishika thanks for reading they really are lovely to eat as a quick snack

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 23, 2012:

I have made similar sandwiches but using sliced bread instead of a bun. Not familiar with what you call rashers. In the U.S. they sell regular bacon or Canadian bacon, the latter of which is probably more like your rashers...as it is a bit thicker, but round in shape. From the pictures, the rashers almost look like a thin pork chop. Am I close? Or is it just a different slice of bacon? Rated this 5 stars because I know the flavors would be good.

Related Articles