Easy Bauernfruhstuck (German Farmer's Breakfast Skillet)

Recipe by BecR2400
READY IN: 30mins


  • 6
    tablespoons olive oil
  • 1
    (24 ounce) bag o'brien frozen potatoes
  • 4 -6
    tablespoons chopped onions (fresh or frozen)
  • 1
    medium green bell pepper, roughly chopped (fresh or frozen)
  • 2
    tablespoons butter
  • 4
    sausage patties, pre-cooked and roughly chopped (I use Jimmy Dean, or may use ham or bacon)
  • 4 -6
    tablespoons chopped fresh tomatoes (optional)
  • 2
    tablespoons milk (or water)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 12
    cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • snipped chives (optional)


  • Heat skillet on medium heat with the olive oil.
  • Add frozen potatoes in a single layer. Cook 6 minutes, turn, and continue cooking another 6 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in the chopped onions, bell peppers, and the butter. Cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring often and scraping the bottom of the pan, until onions are softened and peppers are almost done.
  • Reduce heat to low; stir in the chopped sausage (or ham or bacon), and the tomatoes, if using.
  • In a small bowl whisk eggs, milk, and the salt & pepper together. Add the chives, if using.
  • Pour egg mixture over potatoes, stirring to incorporate. Cook for a few minutes more, stirring occasionally, until eggs are done.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and snipped chives.
  • Serve with fresh fruit and your favorite beverage.
  • Note: Leftovers, if any, are wonderful--makes a tasty breakfast wrap!