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An Ulster Fry is a dish of fried food that is popular throughout Northern Ireland and the three counties of Ulster which lie in the Republic of Ireland (Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal). The Ulster fry is similar to the Irish fry.
A traditional Ulster fry consists of:
- fried sausages (either pork or beef)
- the farl form of soda bread (the farl split in half crossways to expose the inner bread and then fried with the exposed side down)
Other common components include:
- wheaten bread or pancakes.
All this is traditionally fried in lard.
The Ulster Fry is not considered solely a breakfast dish as it is often served for lunch and dinner in households and cafés around the province. Emigrants have also popularised the serving of an Ulster Fry outside Northern Ireland.
From 2001-2007, a BBC Two Northern Ireland ident used during opt-outs of the network schedule featured the BBC Two logo of a figure 2 eating Ulster Fry at a table.