I firmly believe that this Breakfast Fry Up is the ultimate breakfast or brunch. It’s a slightly different version of a classic English/Irish breakfast, but it is just as delicious! 

This recipe makes a complete meal that’s packed with all of the best breakfast foods like crispy, perfectly seasoned home fries, breakfast sausage links, smoky bacon, rich baked beans, perfectly fried eggs, and colorful veggies. 

The finalized and garnished Breakfast Fry Up.

It’s kind of like the UK version of our Country Breakfast Skillet, Ron Swanson Breakfast Skillet and Breakfast Skillet Platter.

Although it isn’t quite a classic English/Irish fry-up since there’s no blood sausage, I added potatoes, and we did not get soda bread. However, it’s pretty darn close, which makes it perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day brunch! 

This killer breakfast feeds a crowd and takes just 15 minutes to prep, so let’s dive in!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This classic dish is the perfect combination of a traditional English breakfast and a full Irish breakfast. It’s got everything you need for a freakin’ delicious breakfast that will keep you full for hours, so level up your breakfast table and make this super easy British fry-up meal!

Mushrooms, tomatoes and sausage hitting the plancha.

Breakfast Fry Up Ingredients


  • Large Russet Potatoes: These spuds bring hearty satisfaction to your breakfast fry-up, hash browns would also work. 
  • Breakfast Sausage Links: Infuse the skillet with savory goodness. You can use pork sausage or beef sausage. 
  • Bacon: Bring a crispy and smoky essence to the party. Use plain old American bacon unless you want to use back bacon, which isn’t as crispy but more authentic.
  • Mushroom Caps: Introduce a burst of umami to your fry-up. 
  • Heirloom Tomatoes: Balances the richness of the meats and provides a refreshing contrast, plum tomatoes would also work for this recipe. 
  • Baked Beans: Bring a sweet and savory kick to the breakfast ensemble. 
  • If you want to be more authentic, spring for beans baked in tomato sauce like the Brits do. They use the Heinz brand.
  • Fresh Eggs: Adds protein-packed goodness. 
  • Irish Butter: Irish butter, in particular, imparts a creamy and indulgent flavor, elevating the overall experience.
  • Chopped Parsley for serving
  • Toast for serving


  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Garlic Powder

How to Make Breakfast Fry-Up


You don’t need much to give this Breakfast Fry Up recipe exactly the flavor it needs. We’re using a simple blend of kosher salt, black pepper, and garlic powder, but feel free to play around with seasonings if you like because you can never really go wrong with more flavor!

Simply mix the seasonings together in a small bowl, and your spice blend is ready to go!

Add flavor to everything you’re cooking

shop over the fire spice lines

For more ways to breakfast recipes, check out my Southwestern Breakfast Skillet, Donut Breakfast Sandwich, Carne Asada Breakfast Tacos, and Loaded Huevos Rancheros Nachos.


First, preheat the fire to a medium-high temperature around 375ºF. Next, place a large cast-iron griddle or skillet pan over the fire and allow it to heat up just a little.

Drizzle oil into the hot skillet, then add in your diced Russet potatoes. Sprinkle the potatoes with your seasoning mixture, then allow them to cook for roughly 20 minutes or until they’re golden brown and crispy. 

Breakfast Fry Up getting started by roasting the potatoes.

Remove the potatoes from the pan and set them aside while you cook the rest of your Breakfast Fry Up components. 

For more with potatoes, check out my Cheesy Irish Tater Tots, Chipotle Espresso Crusted Ribeyes with Potatoes and Birria Baked Potato.


First, add both the breakfast sausage links and halved bacon slices to the now-empty skillet. Cook them enough to heat them through and crisp them to your liking.

Next, add the mushroom caps to the Breakfast Fry Up skillet along with the tomatoes. Set the tomatoes sliced side down on the skillet and cook them until they’re slightly seared and soft. I keep it simple with just a couple of veggies but feel free to bulk up your breakfast even more with additional veggies. Bell pepper would also be a delicious addition.

Breakfast Fry Up almost finished with the baked beans cooking next to the coals.

Lastly, set a separate skillet next to the fire and add in the baked beans. Allow them to heat until they’re warm and bubbling. Remove from the heat and set aside.


Now, add the potatoes back into the Breakfast Fry-Up skillet. Then spread them out to create a divot in the center. Make a large enough space to fry 4-5 eggs. Add in the Irish butter and allow it to melt. 

Next, crack the eggs into the cleared space and fry them to your liking. 


Finally, add the rest of the ingredients into the skillet, then serve it garnished with chopped parsley and a couple of slices of buttered toast. Is breakfast really complete without toast?!

I love to serve this Breakfast Fry Up for St. Patrick’s Day brunch, but it’s also incredible anywhere and anytime and for any reason. 

Breakfast Fry Up Tips 

  • If you want something other than sunny-side-up eggs, I suggest cooking the eggs in a separate frying pan. 
  • Serve up some tomato ketchup on the side as a dipping sauce for your breakfast. 
  • If you want to get fancy, you can get your sausages from a local butcher instead of the grocery store. 

More Breakfast Recipes

How to Store Leftovers & Reheat

I recommend storing everything separately so it lasts longer. You can store the meat and potatoes for 3-4 days and the beans for 3-5 days. As for the eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, and toast, I recommend making those as needed for this recipe. 

Reheat in Oven

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Arrange your breakfast in an oven-safe baking dish.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes until everything is warm. 

Reheat on the Stovetop

  1. Grab a large skillet and preheat it over medium heat.
  2. Add your leftover breakfast to the skillet except for the toast.
  3. Let cook until warm, around 5-10 minutes. 
Breakfast Fry Up finished and ready to eat!

What to Serve With Breakfast Fry-Up

This breakfast basically has everything you need except for a little coffee or tea! I also recommend serving it with toast because why not?

Recipe FAQs

What’s the history behind this breakfast fry-up recipe?

The standard ingredients in a traditional British breakfast typically consist of black pudding, aka blood sausages, fried egg, fried tomato, fried mushrooms, and fried bread. The tradition of the full English breakfast dates all the way back to the working classes during the Industrial Revolution. The long hours and intense working conditions workers faced during that time led them to need substantial breakfast feasts to power through the day. 

Do I have to make this recipe on a griddle pan?

Nope! You can make this recipe in a cast iron skillet on the stovetop if you like!

Can I prep this recipe ahead of time?

Absolutely! Obviously, you can’t prep the eggs ahead of time, but you can make the bacon, breakfast sausage, and potatoes a day ahead of time. I don’t recommend making anything else ahead of time, as it tastes better fresh. To revive your bacon, breakfast sausage, and potatoes, I suggest reheating them on the griddle.

Get The Cookbooks!

Flavor X Fire & FOOD X Fire

By Derek Wolf

All the major tastes—salty, sour, sweet, bitter, and umami—are explored in depth, along with an investigation of other components you should consider when it comes to flavor, such as aroma, heat, and texture.

Full Length Recipe Video on Facebook!

Want to save this recipe?
Enter your email and get it sent to your inbox! Plus, you’ll get freakin’ delicious recipes every week.
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.
The full Breakfast Fry Up recipe cooked and ready to serve.

Breakfast Fry Up

Breakfast Fry Up for a delicious meal and a filled out grill!
Author:Derek Wolf
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Irish
Servings: 6 People



  • 2 Large Russet Potatoes diced
  • 6-8 Breakfast Sausage Links
  • 10 slices Bacon cut in half
  • 2-3 Mushroom Caps
  • 2 Heirloom Tomatoes sliced in half
  • 2 cups Baked Beans
  • 4-5 Fresh Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Irish Butter
  • Chopped Parsley for serving
  • Toast for serving


  • 1.5 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 1.5 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder


  • Preheat the fire to medium-high temperature about 375F. Set the large cast iron griddle or skillet over fire.
  • Add oil to the skillet along with potatoes.
  • In a small bowl, mix together salt, pepper and garlic powder. Season the potatoes with the mixture.
  • Cook for about 20 minutes or until golden brown on the outside. Once done, pull off and set aside.
  • Next, add breakfast sausage links & bacon to the skillet. Cook for about 5 minutes until crispy on the outside and fully cooked inside.
  • Next, add the mushroom caps and the tomatoes (placed sliced side down). Let cook for minutes until softened/seared and pull off.
  • Lastly in a separate skillet, add your baked beans and set next to the fire to warm for about 3 minutes. Once bubbling, remove from heat.
  • When everything is done add your potatoes back to the skillet. Spread the potatoes making a large divot in the skillet and add your Irish Butter to the divot to fully melt.
  • Add your eggs into the middle and fry to preference. Add the rest of the cooked ingredients to the skillet for serving.
  • Remove the skillet off heat and let it rest for 1 minute. Serve the whole skillet topped with some chopped parsley. Enjoy!



Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 2543mg | Potassium: 869mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 654IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 3mg

Derek Wolf

Derek is the driving force behind Over the Fire Cooking. He started cooking with live fire in 2016 and decided to start a social media page so his friends and family could follow the journey. Fast forward to today and Over the Fire Cooking has spread across multiple platforms with millions now following Derek's fire cooking journey. He's a southern fellow who enjoys everything from classic BBQ to Central and South American inspired dishes. Whatever he's cooking up, it's guaranteed to be so freakin' delicious!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating


  1. 5 stars
    Wow, stumbled across your video and can’t help but drool over that breakfast. Will definitely be checking out your other videos. Looked at that grill set and have to say that’s impressive too. Thank you for sharing what you love.