Bauernfruhstuck (German)

(4 servings)

  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 4 strips of bacon - chopped
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup ham - cooked and cubed
  • 2 medium tomatoes - peeled
  • 1 Tablespoon chives - finely chopped
Boil unpeeled potatoes 30 minutes. Rinse under cold water, peel and set aside to cool. Slice potatoes when cooled.

In a large skillet, cook bacon until white parts become transparent. Add the potato slices; cook until lightly browned.

Meanwhile, blend eggs with milk and salt. Stir in the cubed ham. Cut the tomatoes into thin wedges; add to the egg mixture.

Pour the egg mixture over the potatoes in the skillet. Cook until the eggs are set.

Sprinkle with chopped chives and serve immediately.

Making Bauernfruhstuck


If desired, you could add chopped onion and or green pepper in with the potatoes. About 1 cup of either or both will add wonderful flavor.

For the garnish, you could replace the chives with chopped parsley.

Just before plating, you can decide if you want to serve the Bauernfruhstuck as sort of a loose frittata or as a scramble. If you want a scramble presentations, simply... well, scramble before serving.

This is known as German Farmers Breakfast. It's very filling and very good. Key ingredients include potatoes, bacon, ham and tomatoes.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank IrishGirl for this recipe.

Recipe number 1057. Submitted 8/30/2003.