Chef cook-off! Best Irish breakfast

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, two of TODAY’s favorite chefs are competing in the show’s annual Irish cook-off. Brian Duffy, corporate executive chef of Kildare’s Irish pubs in Pennsylvania, is battling against Colum Egan, master distiller of Bushmills Irish whiskey from the Emerald Isle. On the menu: Irish breakfast Benedict vs. Irish potato pancakes and Irish whiskey toast with orange syrup.

Irish breakfast Benedict

Ingredients

    • 1 pound of Donnelly Irish Sausages
    • 1 pound of Donnelly Irish bacon
    • 1 pound of Black Pudding
    • 1 pound of White Pudding
    • 4 eggs
    • 4 plum tomatoes
    • 1 can Batchelors Irish Beans
    • 4 tablespoons of whole butter
    • 4 slices Irish soda bread
  • Parsley cream sauce

    • 1/4 cup heavy cream
    • 3 tablespoons cream cheese
    • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
    • Large nonstick skillet
    • Small sauce pan
    • Small sauté pan

Preparation

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Bushmills Irish Whiskey toast with orange syrup

Ingredients

    • 3 whole eggs
    • 1/4 cup light cream
    • 4 tablespoons white sugar
    • 1 1/2 oz Bushmills Irish Whiskey
    • 1 fresh vanilla bean split and scraped into egg mixture
    • Butter as needed
    • 4-6 pieces of bread
  • Orange syrup

    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 4 tablespoons vanilla-infused butter
    • 1-2 oz Bushmills Irish Whiskey
    • Juice of 1 fresh orange

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Irish potato pancakes

Ingredients

    • 1/2 pound raw potatoes
    • 1/2 pound potatoes, boiled and mashed
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 tablespoons flour
    • 1 teaspoon. salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 small. onion, finely grated
    • 1/4 cup milk
    • 1/4 cup butter

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