"This dish could be served as a brunch dish, or for any light meal or snack. When I came across this recipe tonight in a recipe book - The Midweek Cookbook: 200 Ways with Potatoes - I really hadn't looked at since the seventies, the name of this dish intrigued me. A web search produced nothing of relevance, just lots of references to dog breeding kennels! So unfortunately I know nothing of the origins of recipe's name. I'm posting a C21st adaptation here so that I remember to make it some time! It's actually rather similar to what I've always referred to as a chip omelette, although I usually make that with diced raw potatoes."
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  • Sauté the bacon, onion, garlic and mushrooms gently in the oil, preferably in a non-stick pan, then add the potatoes and allow them to warm through.
  • Beat the eggs, add the thyme, season to taste and pour over the potato mixture, sprinkle with grated cheese and cook slowly until the eggs have set.
  • Brown the top under the grill (optional), cut into wedges and serve.

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  1. Chef GriffinJr.
    Origins: Hoppel Poppel is a traditional way to use up leftovers in Berlin. It is a variation on the traditional fried potatoes known as Bratkartoffeln.
  2. cajunhippiegirl
    Tagged this for the Easter Egg Hunt Tag game. It was a nice change from the traditional egg casseroles, we really enjoyed it. Thanks for posting.
  3. StacyMD187373
    Made this in place of my usual sausage egg casserole since I had bacon but no sausage. Tasted pretty good, but I think I like my casserole better. I left out the mushrooms since DH doesn't like them and ended up adding a couple extra eggs b/c I think I had too many potatoes! Good for something a little different.
  4. Mrs.Jack
    DELICIOUS! A fast and easy recipe and very filling. I took to the office and everyone loved it! Thank you, bluemoon downunder, for a great recipe! Made for the Think Pink Tag Game In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, October 2008.
  5. Noo8820
    This was a quick and easy breakfast,that features ingredients that most people would have in the house. A simple and nutritious way to start the day.Thanks BlueMoon.


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