Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

A traditional German breakfast - this has been eaten for breakfast in my family for at least 200 years.


  1. In a non-stick frying pan cook the bacon strips until crisp. Place the strips on a paper towel to drain extra grease off. Drain half of the bacon drippings from the pan. In the other half of the bacon drippings fry the potatoes until golden brown and crisp looking. In a bowl crack the eggs and add milk. Beat well. Add the bacon into the pan and pour the egg mixture making sure it coats all of the potatoes. You can break it into pieces for easier cooking or leave it in one piece like an omlette. Turn the heat off and sprinkle the cheese over top and cover until the cheese is melted. Serve with condiments of choice.
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I made this like a frittata, only on the stove top. With a help of a lid and flipping it after 5 minutes on medium low heat. I did not use the cheese at the end. Made for Fall PAC 2012

Charlotte J November 08, 2012

Loved this!! I took Elaineann's advice, and microwaved my potatoes. This is DELICIOUS. My DD looked the word up and it means "country breakfast" in German. It is truly a comforting "country" way to start the day. made for Spring PAC,2011.

kellychris April 26, 2011

I made half the recipe for myself. I microwaved the potato for 2 minutes just to partially cook it. I added some onion to them when browning. This is a very easy recipe, but feels like I fussed just for ME! Thanks for a tasty recipe Bekah! Made and enjoyed for PAC Spring '09.

ElaineAnn April 07, 2009