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26th Aug 2020

This woman’s deconstructed Irish fry served with salad has caused outrage online

Sarah Finnan

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‘Lettuce has no place in a jaysus fry.’

If there’s one thing I can say with absolute certainty, it’s that we take fry ups very seriously… and for good reason. As the most important meal of the day, starting your morning off with a proper Irish fry sets the bar for the day, so making sure it’s a good ‘un is crucial. Throw in some soggy toast or burnt sausages and that knocks the whole thing off balance. Add in lettuce and you’ve got a catastrophe on your hands.

Sharing a photo of a breakfast she was served while visiting Dublin, Twitter user Gemma Caddell has started a bit of an online debate as to what constitutes a proper fry. According to her: ‘this is NOT a fry!!!!’… four exclamation points for emphasis.

Several others agreed with her, with one writing:

‘There’s plenty of things not great about this… but anyone that puts salad on the same plate as a fry should be imprisoned wtf psychopath behaviour.’

That to put it lightly.

https://twitter.com/GowanJewla/status/1298363887964884995

https://twitter.com/LeonaONeill1/status/1298005483698167815

Some were slightly less harsh in their judgement, admitting that though it is ‘a tad pretentious’ it does have all the elements of a normal fry… save for the greens maybe. Lettuce has no place in a fry.

‘Sausage, bacon, beans, eggs, hash brown, bread (toasted?), and something green on the side which obviously fell off a potted plant by accident by we’ll forgive it …I mean it’s been deconstructed, and it’s a tad pretentious, but, it has all the stuff in a normal fry.’

Disclosing that said breakfast can be found in a place on Talbot Street, it came in at only ten quid which is far more reasonable than onlookers expected. As for why it’s served on a chopping board? Dishwasher must be broken… only explanation I can come up with.

Header image via Twitter/Gemma Caddell

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