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[–]crohnsbot 68 points69 points  (38 children)

They all almost always looks awesome, but what are the subtle differences between English, Scottish and Irish breakfasts? And is there a welsh breakfast? I’ve honestly never seen one labeled as such?

[–]Amerikhans 39 points40 points  (6 children)

An Irish breakfast is a shot of Jameson followed by some orange juice

[–]MadDogFargo 6 points7 points  (5 children)


[–]tuskvarner 7 points8 points  (4 children)

Bushmills? That’s Protestant whiskey.

[–]MadDogFargo 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Actually I was referring to the orange juice.

[–]tuskvarner 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sorry, it was a completely unrelated quote from The Wire.

[–]Felchers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Give me Powers any day

[–]Ddddooope 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]pleasesirsomesoup 31 points32 points  (6 children)

Scottish has tattie scones, square slice instead of links, and frequently white pudding

Welsh has laverbread (seaweed puree) and cockles

Dunno about Irish. Soda bread and other differences maybe.

[–]dustinrector 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You know why they call it Soda bread?

Because it’s so delicious. rimshot

[–]RobThorpe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dunno about Irish.

Often there's black pudding and white pudding. In some place potatoes farls.

[–]macswiggin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The isle of man should capitalise on this and have a cafe offering English, Scottish, Irish and Welsh breakfasts.

[–]Phrankespo 0 points1 point  (2 children)

What is white pudding?

[–]pleasesirsomesoup 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Similar to black pudding without the blood. So oatmeal, spices, pork fat and pork meat.

[–]Phrankespo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

sounds delicious

[–]NotYourAverageScot 232 points233 points  (15 children)

Scottish breakfasts are traditionally prepared with directly sourced ingredients, i.e., your own or a local shepherd’s livestock, whereas English and Irish breakfasts are worthless steaming piles of goat phlegm

[–]christo334 60 points61 points  (6 children)

confirmed Scotsman.

[–]CuntWizard 22 points23 points  (4 children)

Confirmed TRUE Scotsman.

[–]christo334 7 points8 points  (0 children)

confirmed Man of the scots. rulers of the north. lords of the highlands. masters of the isles.

[–]ThaShitPostAccount 0 points1 point  (2 children)

There is no true Scotsman

edit OH SHIT YOUR NAME IS CUNTWIZARD that’s fly as fuck!

[–]rabusxc 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I put on blue war paint with my Scottish Breakfast.

[–]ThaShitPostAccount 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ok. Maybe just one then.

[–]AggressiveRedPanda 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well he is NotYourAverageScot

[–]thelosermonster 18 points19 points  (0 children)

That elicited a 20-second full roaring laugh from me

[–]UlsterManInScotland 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I’ve lived in Scotland for thirty years & ( directly sourced) ingredients means going to Tesco.. & I’ve never met a local shepherd that wasn’t in a nativity play. .... stop talking utter shite

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    [–]Agent4nderson 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    You're being sarcastic but it probably will.

    Who's he insulting, the English and Irish? 2 of the nationalities happiest to laugh at themselves.

    [–]Mettfield 2 points3 points  (0 children)


    [–]hannah-montagne 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Thank you so much for the good laugh, I’m fucking dying

    [–]ThisIsMyAlt1010999 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Scott's usually have white pudding.

    [–]abitdaft1776 -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

    Beans don't belong in a full English either. They are an American impurity that we introduced. We've improved your language and your food. You're welcome.

    [–]KKing650 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    But they taste so good, and have been around since the late 19th century, so I think they are acceptable in English Breakfasts now.

    [–]roisinkearney 14 points15 points  (3 children)

    That’s some good looking tea!

    [–]majorboardom 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Proper colour!

    [–]ober0n98 -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

    Thats tea flavored milk.

    [–]creativedabbler -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

    And tea is wet leaf flavored water. Which is why it needs lots of milk.

    [–]berecyntia 16 points17 points  (9 children)

    Now I'm craving Lorne sausage and there's absolutely nowhere near me to get it.

    [–]1JesterCFC 8 points9 points  (8 children)

    Not had a slice of square since October when my sisters brought me a block each as an extra wedding present, I'd smash a double mother's pride outsider on square right now

    [–]pleasesirsomesoup -1 points0 points  (7 children)

    the heel is for dipping in soup only you reprobate.

    [–]1JesterCFC 1 point2 points  (6 children)

    The heel, is this a foot fetish thing... And you call me a reprobate 😁 It's an outsider in Scotland

    [–]pleasesirsomesoup 0 points1 point  (4 children)

    where you from?

    [–]1JesterCFC 1 point2 points  (3 children)


    [–]pleasesirsomesoup 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    well obviously, where in scotland? most people I know call it a heel in the lothians

    [–]Zormm 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I’m in derry Northern Ireland and we call it a heel as well

    [–]1JesterCFC 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Born in Glasgow, moved to the Central belt, not too far from the Lothian area actually (Falkirk area) still never heard the two outside slices of a loaf of bread being called a heel, must be centre Edinburgh thing

    [–]pleasesirsomesoup 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Get in ma belly

    [–]n00b1990 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    This looks so good

    [–]cl0wnb4by 6 points7 points  (2 children)

    I remember the first time I had black pudding. I asked "what's in this?" to which i was told "try it first, then we'll tell you."

    [–]DANIELG360 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    If that’s what it takes to get people to eat it. It’s delicious and a lot of people miss out imo. Nobody asks what’s in a sausage and that’s not much nicer than what goes in black pudding. At least we call it black pudding and not blood sausage! No wonder it’s not popular in America.

    [–]cl0wnb4by 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    yup, I am an American, and honestly, if I had known what was in it, I still probably would have tried it. I'm not very squeamish when it comes to food, but that certainly is a rather unique ingredient.

    [–]Oenohyde 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Just a bowl of oats and a Scotch!

    [–]CounterSanity 3 points4 points  (3 children)

    What is that burnt cookie looking thing?

    [–]Buupu[S] 9 points10 points  (1 child)

    It’s called black pudding.. literally black

    [–]cr4m62 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Made of heaps of blood!

    [–]oCerebuso 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Black pudding, blood sausage that's delicious.

    [–]squanchhyyy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Hot damn that looks delicious.

    [–]nutmeg1970 1 point2 points  (3 children)

    Where the kippers?

    [–]WhitePowerRangerBill 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Kippers for breakfast? Is it St. Swithin's day already?

    [–]1JesterCFC 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    That's a more northern Scottish thing, I don't mind it with toast as a breakfast but when you have so much going on with different tastes (especially the steak square sausage) its not really needed

    [–]teacozyheadedwarrior -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    And the haggis?

    [–]matthank 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    That looks great, and I would consume it all.

    Just wondering what that is on the lower right, under the mushrooms.

    I'd eat it anyway, and if I did I would not have to ask what it is.

    [–]1JesterCFC 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Tattie scone

    [–]Bestofcalgary 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I had my first Scottish breakfast in the port of Tobermory. What an impressive combo of food.

    [–]UvaroviteKing 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    What's the thing in the top left and the black thing in the middle?

    [–]odiedodie 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Top left “Square sausage” aka Lorne sausage.

    Middle “Black pudding” don’t look up what’s in it I’d prefer haggis myself :)

    [–]UvaroviteKing 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Oh sweet thanks! That sausage looked pretty good but I was iffy on the black pudding.

    [–]RobertABooey9 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Brown sauce?

    [–]lolimonreddit23 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Ashamed to admit that the thumbnail looked like your breakfast was floating in space

    [–]Epicurus1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Kitchen work surface from B&Q

    [–]S62anyone 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    Sorry...am Texan and I love breakfast but what's the stuff at 11 o'clock...inbetween the ham and eggs

    [–]1JesterCFC 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    That is square sausage, it's basically good steak and fatty pork minced, with salt, pepper and a secret ingredient (usually nutmeg but other herbs spices are used)

    [–]whatugot-nathan 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    I have always wondered what blood sausage taste like. Can anyone explain?

    [–]Lemmingz95 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    It’s kinda hard to describe; you get some flavour from the oats and the pork fat with a slight ‘iron-y’ taste from the blood (but it tastes less strongly of blood than say a rare steak). The texture is like a dense bready sausage, crumbly but crispy on the outside if you’ve fried it right.

    [–]0GiD3M0N1C 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I literally just ate. But if you put that in front of me, I’d eat that too! It looks fucking delicious.

    [–]surield 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    This looks so good, made my mouth water.

    [–]Missendi82 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    OMG, now I badly need some tattie scones and black pud!

    [–]ap2_4_u 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Looks delicious, i would probably ask for more mushrooms

    [–]Golex9000k 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Almost came by looking at this picture

    [–]FeelSoConfused1981 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I. Want. Now. Thats all.

    [–]njdeems 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Gimme that black pudding!!!

    [–]mmk_iseesu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Somehow this actually looks healthier than it normally does when others post from restaurants??

    [–]majorboardom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I think it's mashed potato mixed with flour and butter and then fried in a pan. I've eaten loads of them, but never made any myself.

    [–]BraisR 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I just had breakfast but I'm hungry again. Damn it Haggis!!!!

    [–]frewitsofthedeveel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    It kills me that it's almost impossible to find a good blood pudding in the US.

    [–]Jmsaint 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I think we should just stop putting the word 'full' in the title, then people can stop moaning about everything that's missing.

    [–]foodparkadventure 0 points1 point  (1 child)


    [–]odiedodie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    • appetizer (American)

    • appetiser (British)

    [–]Fengstrom[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Oh my God that looks delicious. I just realized how hungry I am

    [–]jamesgangnam[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I would absolutely ruin this right now

    [–]blaklafter 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Fuck it, just fry the tomato.

    [–]odiedodie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    You misspelled *bin as “f r y”

    [–]PM_ME_YOUR_PRINTS 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Where is the haggis?

    [–]throwawayawwyeah1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I biked all around Scotland and ate this whenever I could. I really miss the fried bread and Scottish eggs.

    [–]tuttifruity20 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Perfection! Just how I like it :) I’m not normally a huge fan of black pudding but you’ve made it look delicious

    [–]tuttifruity20 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Also the tea is the perfect colour! Nothing worse than a really light milky tea

    [–]asskickingactivity 0 points1 point  (5 children)

    What else is there other than the hash browns, beans, eggs and tomatoes.

    Blood pudding, haggis and some sort of bread?

    [–]1JesterCFC 7 points8 points  (1 child)

    Black pudding, square sausage (steak sausage) tattie scone (mash potato and flour, fried or grilled) and I think I see a bit of fried bread poking out from under the egg, then the usual suspects you mentioned and the staples of beans, fried tomato and mushrooms

    mine is a bit more simple, 2 square sausage, 2 runny poached eggs, tattie scone, 2 bacon (crispy fat), beans, 2 slice of mothers pride toasted (buttered), black pudding (grilled) that really is as as healthy as I can make while trying to keep as close to the full thing, oh and of course a strong cup of tea with 2 level sugars

    [–]pleasesirsomesoup 2 points3 points  (2 children)

    No haggis in a fried breakfast usually.

    [–]Cyanopicacooki 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Black pudding, white pudding, fruit pudding (delicious, if you can find it), haggis pudding and red pudding - all go perfectly in a full scottish.

    Damn, now I'm hungry. Fortunately, I'm on a half day, so I think I'll find me a café that does all day breakfast...

    [–]pleasesirsomesoup 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    You can do it but I haven't seen it very often. And fruit pudding is a strange strange creation. :(

    [–]ButterflyThatStings 0 points1 point  (8 children)

    What's that blackened thing?

    [–]1JesterCFC 10 points11 points  (6 children)

    Congealed pigs blood, with oats and herbs, fried or grilled, not as bad as it sounds, it's tasty and even tastier with egg yolk all over it

    [–]etownrawx 4 points5 points  (4 children)

    Was about to ask what it was, too. Sounds awesome. I love all those little regional sausage type things. Bodin, blood sausage, scrapple, lil smokes, liver mush, (black pudding)... I hope I have an opportunity to try it some day. I always make a point to eat this kind of stuff whenever I visit someplace new.

    [–]1JesterCFC 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Offal ain't as awful as it sounds...😁

    [–]HawxHunter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    It just tastes savoury and meaty, can’t really describe it but it’s really good.

    [–]Jmsaint 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    It's very similar to bodin

    [–]Missendi82 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Mashed up and spread over hot buttered toast with an egg yolk on top it's the food of the gods!

    [–]Buupu[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Black pudding!

    [–]Ghillieupatree 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    Is that homemade hash browns? The look amazing.

    [–]pleasesirsomesoup 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    They look like the frozen mccain ones to me

    [–]Pissinginasink 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    To be fair hash browns are the one thing I would say aren’t really part of a Scottish breakfast...I mean I wouldn’t kick them off the plate....

    [–]TheRootofSomeEvil 0 points1 point  (5 children)

    The bread looks like pita. I'm pretty sure that's not what it is tho'.

    [–]majorboardom 5 points6 points  (4 children)

    They're called potato scones. Mmmm, potato scones........

    [–]TheRootofSomeEvil 0 points1 point  (3 children)

    They look more like bread than potatoes. So is it potato flour?

    [–]1JesterCFC 4 points5 points  (2 children)

    Umm kind of, it's mashed potato and ordinary flour mixed and then fried or grilled

    [–]TheRootofSomeEvil 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    So that plate has hash browns and these potato pita things on it?

    [–]1JesterCFC 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Yes, the clue is in the picture, I don't normally have hash browns on my Scottish breakfast, that's a thing that's transfered from America

    [–]shitweforgotdre 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    What’s up with the grilled tomatoes? Is it any good?

    [–]matthank 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    They get really sweet when you grill them.

    [–]Missendi82 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Delicious with sausage or bacon, much better than beans!

    [–]foodking382 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    B E A N S

    [–]nhereveri -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

    Can you list the ingredients? I will try to create something similar with the local ingredients. And call it Scottish Breakfast of course.

    [–]transcripture -3 points-2 points  (9 children)

    Is that fucking scrapple?!!?!!?🤗🤗🤗

    [–]1JesterCFC 1 point2 points  (8 children)

    What's scrapple?

    [–]Drzhivago138 6 points7 points  (6 children)

    A Pennsylvania Dutch food similar to pudding, basically all the rest of the pig mushed into a loaf with flour and cornmeal, then sliced and fried. I think he's confusing the Lorne sausage for scrapple.

    [–]1JesterCFC 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Sounds delicious

    [–]Mud_Landry 1 point2 points  (4 children)

    As a Pennsylvanian I will say our selection of breakfast meats is amazing... everyone has bacon and sausage.. but nobody has scrapple and porkroll, just us and most of NJ.. if I didn't have porkroll I don't know what I would do with myself haha

    [–]I_Am_The_Strawman 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    A lot of the south has livermush which is pretty close to scrapple

    [–]Mud_Landry 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    It is close and it's delicious

    [–]mo1980mo 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Taylor porkroll! Not just any

    [–]Mud_Landry 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Or "Taylor Ham" if your from north jersey...

    Best stuff on earth

    [–]sarge019 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    I always thought a Scottish breakfast was iron brew and haggis??

    [–]Corbin125 -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

    Where's the whiskey and irn bru?

    [–]odiedodie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    In ma belly

    [–]hoveringintowind -2 points-1 points  (3 children)

    Ran out of milk for the tea?!

    [–]Epicurus1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Nothing wrong with that.

    [–]redzimmer -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    Table looks like the Wetherspoon in Glasgow airport.

    What? Adds to the authenticity.

    [–]GummyBall9000 -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

    Excuse me, where's the haggis? Without haggis this does not qualify as a FULL scottish breakfast.

    [–]Pissinginasink 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Nah - you rarely get haggis on a breakfast.

    [–]mcotoole -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

    Where to they get tomatoes in the middle of winter time?

    [–]wiremonster -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

    Where's the deep fried mars bar?