Eggs With Bacon, Onions, and Potatoes (Hoppelpoppel)

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 20 mins

This makes a hearty and delicious breakfast. I call it a German omelet. You may substitute ham for the bacon. Feel free to add kale or beet greens or well-drained diced tomatoes to lighten it up a bit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Parboil the potatoes by first bringing a pot of of salted water to boil. Carefully drop the potatoes into the pot. Broil briskly, uncovered, until the potatoes are slightly resistant to piercing with a sharp knife. Be careful not to overcook the potatoes or they will be mushy in the final product.
  2. In a 12-inch skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp. With a slotted spoon or tongs, transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain. Add the onions and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until they are soft and translucent. Turn off the heat and set the skillet aside.
  3. Drain the potatoes, cool to the touch, then dice them (about 1/2 inch square). Add them to the onions in the skillet and cook over medium heat for 8-10 minutes, occasionally turning the potatoes with a spatula.
  4. In a small bowl, beat the eggs, milk, pasley, salt, and pepper with a fork until well mixed. Crumble the bacon and add it to the potatoes. Pour in the eggs. Reduce heat to low and cook undisturbed for 5-6 minutes or until the eggs are set, but slightly moist.
  5. To serve, invert onto a plate. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

I made this for dinner. I ended up kind of scrambling my eggs at the end because of the pan that I used. If I make this again, I think that I might increase the eggs or decrease the potatoes.

Delenn January 25, 2012

Nice breakfast, easy to make and filling. I don't care for onion so left it out, and I left the skin on my potatoes. I put a lid on the skillet after adding the eggs to help them get set on top. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Made for ZWT6, Zwizzle Chicks

loof July 02, 2010

A good filling breakfast with lots of flavor. :) Made as written plus adding 2 additional eggs. It did take a little extra time for the eggs to set so I flipped it over to help finish the egg mixture. Next time I would transfer the skillet to a heated oven to set the eggs. Thanks! *Made for Seasoned Sailor and his Sassy Sirens ZWT 6*

Papa D 1946-2012 June 27, 2010

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