Irish food critic feels one essential item should be banned in the ideal Irish fry 2 years ago

Irish food critic feels one essential item should be banned in the ideal Irish fry

Don't worry, the sausages are safe.

Ideal for a hangover, essential before a big journey up to Croke Park and in all honesty just the perfect way to start the odd weekend morning, the full Irish is a treat and whether you make it yourself or head out for one, one thing is for certain:

No one and we repeat, no one, makes it as good as your mammy.

Irish food critic, Caroline Byrne joined Dermot and Dave on Today FM as part of their Ask Me Anything series on the show.

According to Byrne, in order to achieve the quintessential Irish breakfast, you need to have poached eggs, some good quality sausages and bacon but sadly, one classic item doesn't make the cut.

Beans are banned.

Byrne says you need good quality breakfast meats, proper good pork sausages and rashers from a butcher.

Poached eggs get the nod over fried eggs because the latter just leaves too much grease on your plate when you're finished.

Don't forget your toast either; the bread and butter are just as important as the rest of the items on the bill and they can really make or break the fry.

A good mug of tea just goes without saying also.

Why do beans get the chop? Apparently, they are too British.

"I don't agree with beans, I think that's British. Potato fries are unnecessary too, you've got toast," said Byrne.

What makes your ideal Irish fry?

Clip via Today FM