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The Perfect Irish Fry and Best Hangover Food

Updated on May 10, 2019

Hangover food is always greasy.

The morning after the mental drinking session, and the big question isn't "oh my god what did I do last night?" if like me you die of the worst hangovers you will be thinking - Do I eat? can I eat? what will I eat?

The best answer is Yes, Yes and a massive, greasy, runny fry. There is nothing more proven to help your hangover the next day.

Here is my view of the best option.

Ulster Fry

Ulster Fry. NICE....
Ulster Fry. NICE....

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 1 person (depending on your preference of portion)


  • 2 - 3 Pork or Beef Sausage
  • 2 Free range large eggs
  • 1 Tin Baked beans
  • 1 Soda farl or soda bread
  • 3 Slices of back bacon
  • 2 Poato bread
  • 4 Slices of black or white pudding

Soda Bread

Soda Bread
Soda Bread | Source


  1. To start you will need to get a large frying pan and put 1 teaspoon of cooking oil on. Alternatively you can use olive oil but cooking oil is usually better (the more grease the better). Turn the heat up full and once warm enough add your sausages as they will take the longest to cook.
  2. Once your sausages have been cooking for about 5 minutes take one of your eggs, break it into a large bowl and give it a bit of a whisk. Cut your soda bread in half (length wise) and dip it in your egg mixture. Now stick them into your frying pan with your sausages. This is a similar method to making french toast.
  3. Make sure to keep turning both the sausages and soda bread so that they are cooked both sides. Add your bacon now, after about 5 minutes your soda bread should be nicely browned on both sides, remove them to a plate and stick the plate in a warm grill.
  4. Take your potato bread and do the exact same as your soda bread, covering in egg and putting into your pan, again this should take about 5 minutes to cook.
  5. About 5 minutes after adding your bacon it should be nice and crispy, remove it and put it on the warm plate with your soda bread. Before you take out your potato bread, throw into the pan a few thick slices of black or white pudding.
  6. At this stage your sausages should be well cooked through, take them out and leave on the plate with the other items. Now is the time to stick your baked beans in the micorwave for 2 minutes. Once everything has been taken off your pan put a bit more oil in your pan and break open your last egg, cook on both sides for only 1 minute each.
  7. Remove your egg from the pan to your warm plate of food and that is you finished.


This is your basic Ulster fry but everyone will have their own twist on it, like adding fried tomotoes or mushrooms but I think this is the best.

Always remember to use plenty of red sauce or alternatively HP sauce depending on your preference and the final item has to be a massive mug of coffee with as many teaspoons of sugar in it as you can take.

You will find that after 10 minutes of finishing your fry off that your hangover will be more or less gone and your stomach a lot larger....


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      6 years ago

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    • shiningirisheyes profile image

      Shining Irish Eyes 

      8 years ago from Upstate, New York

      I have spent many a "next day" with a greasing breakfast going down my well-used gullet. Your Ulster Fry looks delicious. Although I love my my Mom with all my heart, she often followed her families way of Irish cooking ...boil the food until there is no more taste, mass or any other tangible characteristic that you would recognize as food.

      I'm thankful that I took after my dear ol' Dad. He was an excellent cook.

      Great hub my friend

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      Ben Zoltak 

      8 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      Yeah a lot of my friends prefer Jameson too actually ha! I'm also a fan of Bruichladdich and Glenfiddich when I can afford a sip haha! My old buddy has a family reunion in Indiana where they all drink Jack and eat donuts.

    • Anthony Binks profile imageAUTHOR

      Anthony Binks 

      8 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Thanks Ben.

      Good choice of Whiskey, funny you prefer an Irish whiskey as my favourite would be Jack Daniels.

      I would recommend Jamesons and Black bush as they are both quality whiskeys too.

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      Ben Zoltak 

      8 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      This sounds great, I take a multivitamin to help my hangovers. Soda bread is new to me, as is having beans for breakfast though I've heard it's popular in Europe. Up and liked on facebook.

      Can't wait to give this a try, now where's that bottle of Tullamore single malt...


    • Anthony Binks profile imageAUTHOR

      Anthony Binks 

      8 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Thanks Kate.

      I like your irish jokes, reminds me of all the paddy irish man, paddy english man and paddy scotsman jokes I heard when growing up. I only wish I could remember them.

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      Kate McBride 

      8 years ago from Donegal Ireland

      This is a great recipe for a fry;perfect for a late Saturday morning breakfast even with no hangover.

    • Anthony Binks profile imageAUTHOR

      Anthony Binks 

      8 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Hi TToombs08.

      It is all down to your own preference but I have known to stick the odd pancake on too.

      Thanks for your comment.

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      Terrye Toombs 

      8 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Huh. I always went for pancakes. :) Voted up and more.


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